NightFloyd Transcript:
Risorgimento Represso by Michael J. Coyne
As played on ifMUD on May 15/22/24, 2014

Like ClubFloyd, the idea behind NightFloyd is that a group of people meet online to cooperatively play a game of interactive fiction.

Unlike ClubFloyd, NightFloyd often takes on significantly larger works of interactive fiction, knowing going in that each one will take multiple sessions (but not always, as you'll see in this transcript). NightFloyd is also a bit more informal than ClubFloyd in that it's only announced on the ifMUD #clubfloyd bulletin board, and the time shifts around to meet player's schedules far more than ClubFloyd does. NightFloyd is organized by genericgeekgirl, aka Adri.

Below is a transcript of Risorgimento Represso written by Michael J. Coyne . It was released as part of the 2003 Interactive Fiction Awards, in which it placed nineth overall but was awarded Miss Congeniality. It was nominated for several Xyzzy Awards: Best Game, Best Puzzles, Best NPCs, and Best Individual Puzzle. You can learn more about the game, including how to download it, by visiting IFDB.


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.


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#ClubFloyd Discussion



Zach says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask risorg"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 0
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You've heard about them from others. You've even had them yourself:
Floyd | classes that seem to last forever. But this one takes the biscuit. You
Floyd | wonder what possessed you to sign up for Celtic Elements in Early
Floyd | Teutonic Settlements: a field of study so narrow and boring,
Floyd | you'd wonder they would award doctorates in it. But they must, for the
Floyd | chap running the lecture has one.
Floyd |
Floyd | You glance down at the notebook in your hands, but the thought of
Floyd | recording all this boredom for posterity doesn't thrill you. Instead,
Floyd | you look around the hall, wondering if you could sneak out and find
Floyd | something better to do with your time.
Floyd |
Floyd | Risorgimento Represso
Floyd | An Interactive Invigoration
Floyd | Copyright (c) 2003,2006 by Michael J. Coyne.
Floyd | Players new to Interactive Fiction should type HELP for instructions
Floyd | on how to play.
Floyd |
Floyd | Release 4 / Serial number 060308 / Inform v6.30 Library 6/11
Floyd | This work is licensed under the Creative Commons
Floyd | Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial License. Type LICENSE to find out
Floyd | more about the terms of the license.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lecture Hall (on the seat)
Floyd | An ordinary, run-of-the-mill lecture hall. Its many banks of tiered
Floyd | seats run up towards the large and heavy double doors at the west end.
Floyd | Down at floor level, at the east end of the hall, the professor is
Floyd | teaching the lesson. Tiers upon tiers of bored students sit in the
Floyd | seats.
Floyd |
Floyd | An empty cup of yogurt, the remains of your elevenses, sits on the
Floyd | desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Yay, proper line breaks"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 1
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | Intelligent and easygoing, you've done well during your two years at
Floyd | university. The students and fellows at Worrell College accept you,
Floyd | even though you only joined the college this year. You're a bit
Floyd | concerned about this term's chemistry course, but your tutor thought
Floyd | it would make for a good broadening of your Classics focus.
Floyd |
Floyd | At the moment, you're dressed in your usual casual Classics-student
Floyd | type clothes: neatly pressed shirt, and a smart pair of trousers.
Floyd | Worrell is one of the more traditional colleges at the university, and
Floyd | your attire is certainly smart enough to fit the bill.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Now if you remember, in the course syllabus, I mentioned we would
Floyd | begin by discussing the settling instincts of early German nomad
Floyd | tribes," lectures the professor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "sleep"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 2
Floyd |
Floyd | > SLEEP
Floyd |
Floyd | You've had so many all-night swotting sessions this year you're good
Floyd | for a long while yet.
Floyd |
Floyd | "It's fascinating to note that as the early Teutons shifted from
Floyd | nomads to village-dwellers, they started by building huts," declaims
Floyd | the professor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 3
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |   an exercise book
Floyd |
Floyd | "But what is particularly fascinating is the fact that, under some
Floyd | circumstances..." intones the professor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x cup"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 4
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CUP
Floyd |
Floyd | A fly crawls slowly along the rim of the empty cup of raspberry
Floyd | yogurt, nosing around the silvery foil flap that used to cover the
Floyd | cup.
Floyd |
Floyd | "... and some very unique conditions, when parts of these huts have
Floyd | collapsed in certain ways..." drawls the professor.
Floyd |
Floyd | You really feel you must get out of this room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "lick cup"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 5
Floyd |
Floyd | > LICK CUP
Floyd |
Floyd | Ah, the tantalising flavour of raspberry yogurt.
Floyd |
Floyd | "... they could, by expert scholars, be reasoned to have been built in
Floyd | the shape of early Celtic crosses," mumbles the professor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take cup"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 6
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CUP
Floyd |
Floyd | You start to move your hand towards the yogurt cup, but you hit it
Floyd | accidentally, and knock it to the floor, where it rolls underneath the
Floyd | desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Indeed, it is this very fact upon which my whole research has been
Floyd | founded," rambles the professor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take cup"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 7
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CUP
Floyd |
Floyd | But the yogurt has rolled under the desk!
Floyd |
Floyd | "It was some thirty years ago now I first received a grant from the
Floyd | Teutonic Study Foundation..." maunders the professor.
Floyd |
Floyd | A brief low rumbling comes from under your desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says, "nice going, clumsy"
Zach says (to Floyd), "look under desk"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 8
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | You look under the desk. To your surprise the yogurt cup has vanished
Floyd | completely. Instead, a strange green glowing ball sits there. As you
Floyd | watch, it expands suddenly and bursts open into a large green portal,
Floyd | throwing you, the desk and all its contents into the air as it does
Floyd | so.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Students shall refrain from moving the furniture," says the professor
Floyd | as you land with a crash.
Floyd |
Floyd | A green glowing portal, shimmering and coruscating, lies north of you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "...and proceeded to finally realise my dream of spending every waking
Floyd | moment immersed in Teutonic and Celtic lore," blathers the professor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh now you've done it."
Zach says (to Floyd), " read book"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 9
Floyd |
Floyd | >  READ BOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | You flip to some of your class notes.
Floyd |
Floyd |  PHIL NOTES
Floyd |
Floyd | Historically flds of alchemy, phil., astron., etc. very closely tied.
Floyd | Ancient phils studied all areas.
Floyd | Many accts of early phils shrouded in myth / folklore, e.g. Hermes
Floyd | Trismegistus, Egypt. fndr of alchemy (perhaps), more figure myth than
Floyd | reality. Said to have invented 'magic seal'. Word hermetic -> root of
Floyd | mdn word / concept of hermits, hermits blvd to have magic powers
Floyd | Greeks: heavy believers in divining, oracular concepts
Floyd | Greek root -mancy meaning diviner, prophet
Floyd | e.g. oneiromancy: divination (oneiro - ??)
Floyd | necromancy: conjuring spirits of dead spec. for divination (necro -
Floyd | dead)
Floyd | tyromancy: using coagulating cheese for divination (!) (tyro - cheese)
Floyd |
Floyd | "Now, let us proceed on to the meat of the lecture, though I warn you,
Floyd | some of this material is not quite as exciting as the title of the
Floyd | course may indicate," drones the professor.
Floyd |
Floyd | A mild sense of panic is beginning to set in. You feel the boredom of
Floyd | the lecture seeping into your body, leeching the strength from your
Floyd | limbs. You must get out of here!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says, "you broke physics"
Zach says, "Uh, that's what I meant to do"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x students"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 10
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STUDENTS
Floyd |
Floyd | The students look extremely bored, disinterested and dispirited.
Floyd |
Floyd | The professor drones boringly on with the lecture.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I like the idea of tyromancy. Anything for more cheese in my life."
Zach says (to Floyd), "x professor"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 11
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PROFESSOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The professor is dressed in the same clothes he's been wearing since
Floyd | the start of term. He is standing by the overhead projector and
Floyd | droning on and on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The professor drones boringly on with the lecture.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "stand"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 12
Floyd |
Floyd | > STAND
Floyd |
Floyd | The doors rattle as you pull at the handle. They are locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Students shall please remain in the hall until the lecture ends,"
Floyd | drones your professor.
Floyd |
Floyd | The professor drones boringly on with the lecture.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 13
Floyd |
Floyd | > XYZZY
Floyd |
Floyd | Remembering your old days of playing Adventure in the computer lab,
Floyd | you cry out "Xyzzy!" in a loud voice but nothing happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | The professor scowls up in your direction. "Please dispense with the
Floyd | historical Crowther and Woods references. Their contributions to
Floyd | Celtic lore will be discussed in a subsequent lecture."
Floyd |
Floyd | The professor drones boringly on with the lecture.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "x portal"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 14
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PORTAL
Floyd |
Floyd | The green portal glows and shimmers, pulsating hypnotically. Oddly, no
Floyd | one else pays it the slightest attention.
Floyd |
Floyd | The professor drones boringly on with the lecture.
Floyd |
Floyd | A mild sense of panic is beginning to set in. You feel the boredom of
Floyd | the lecture seeping into your body, leeching the strength from your
Floyd | limbs. You must get out of here!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach asks, "Enter portal?"
DavidW says, "I think it's the call of destiny, yes."
Zach says (to Floyd), "enter portal"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 14
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER PORTAL
Floyd |
Floyd | Desperate to find out where your yogurt has gone and desperate to
Floyd | escape the mind-numbing tryptophanic journey of this lecture, you leap
Floyd | into the portal. The swirling colours spin past you in a blur of
Floyd | gaseous green fluorescence. Dull reverberations push against your ears
Floyd | in a throbbing pressure of sound. Then, everything goes green.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Press any key to continue]
Zach pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 15
Floyd |
Floyd | Library
Floyd | Crash! You land with a whump of displaced air and a frantic flurry of
Floyd | lecture notes. As the notes cascade down in a soft blanket of Teutonic
Floyd | white, you hear a voice. "Mm-yes. Most satisfactory. I appear even to
Floyd | have brought your local precipitation along with your good self."
Floyd |
Floyd | As the papers slowly settle, you make out a figure in a long robe
Floyd | standing in front of you. As the figure leans forward to look at the
Floyd | lecture notes, you see a wizened and bespectacled old face with small
Floyd | beady features buried in a mass of white hair, beard and wrinkles.
Floyd |
Floyd | "However," he continues, picking up some of your lecture notes, "it
Floyd | seems a most unusual form of precipitation. No doubt localised to the
Floyd | university. I must give the idea some study one day."
Floyd |
Floyd | He drops the notes and extends a hand. "Welcome, my dear student.
Floyd | Please excuse the mess, but I'm sure you know the disorder a life of
Floyd | study - mm-yes - the work of the scholar - can bring. Oh, by the way,
Floyd | my name is Ninario, but my friends - erm, my acquaintances - call me
Floyd | Ninny." He pauses and frowns slightly.
Floyd |
Floyd | You shake his hand bemusedly, unsure what to make of your new
Floyd | surroundings. You are in a large rectangular room, with walls of grey
Floyd | stone. A huge set of double doors lie on the east wall. Opposite the
Floyd | doors are six windows, stretching from floor to ceiling. The sunlight
Floyd | streaming in through these reveals your lecture papers have added
Floyd | little to this fellow's mess - the floor is knee deep in loose papers,
Floyd | and books with dark leather covers are scattered at various points,
Floyd | like raisins buried in a mass of white bread. There are also several
Floyd | precarious-looking stacks of books standing up tall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario picks up a book from the floor absently and looks around in
Floyd | some consternation, trying to find somewhere to put it. He settles for
Floyd | placing it on top of a large tower of books. The pile, already
Floyd | unsteady, takes unkindly to this latest affront, and collapses,
Floyd | separating into its component volumes and disappearing into the mass
Floyd | of white. Ninario expels a sigh of the long-suffering variety and
Floyd | returns his attention to you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "No doubt you are somewhat confused and disoriented by your journey.
Floyd | Perhaps, given the mess, it would be best if we retired to my study so
Floyd | I can explain why I've brought you here. Why don't you meet me there
Floyd | in a few minutes, just after I... erm, well, yes, attend to some other
Floyd | business. It's through the small oaken door across the hall."
Floyd |
Floyd | Somehow, Ninario struggles through the vast mountains of paper, and
Floyd | leaves the room. You are all alone in this strange and new place.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar will bap anyone who calls him ninny
Zach says (to Floyd), "notes"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 15
Floyd |
Floyd | > NOTES
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x notes"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 16
Floyd |
Floyd | > X NOTES
Floyd |
Floyd | You flip to some of your class notes.
Floyd |
Floyd |  CHEM NOTES
Floyd | Chem. intro: used to be called 'hermetick', poss after Hermes
Floyd | Trismegistus (talked about this chap in Phil didn't we?).
Floyd | Chem most pwrful of sciences (accdng to prof, nat.)
Floyd | All substances in world can be reduced to chem. combin. of raw cmpds
Floyd | Many cmplx. cmpds must be mixed with mortar and pestle to really drive
Floyd | grains together. Sometimes mechanical device is even used to mix
Floyd | properly
Floyd | Some examples of cmpds:
Floyd | 2KNO3 + 3C + S -> K2S + 3CO2 + N2
Floyd | (right-hand side: gunpowder?! And nov 5 coming up!)
Floyd | (saltpetre old name for potassium nitrate)
Floyd | C3H5(OH)3 + 3HNO3 -> C3H5(NO3)3 + 3H2O
Floyd | nitroglycerin: one lb produces 156 cu ft of gas, shock wave moves
Floyd | 25,000 ft/sec
Floyd | (this lecturer is seriously off her head... one dangerous lady!)
Floyd | NaOH + HCl -> NaCl + H2O
Floyd | (sod. hydroxide + hydrochloric acid gives salt and water?)
Floyd | H2CO3(aq) -> H2O + CO2(gas)
Floyd | Carbonic acid (e.g. fizzy drinks)
Floyd | 2Mg + O2 -> 2MgO
Floyd | (magnesium oxide: any metal + oxygen in syn. reaction yields metal
Floyd | oxide)
Floyd | this course might prove interesting...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 17
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Library
Floyd | Large and rectangular, the library has solid walls of grey stone.
Floyd | Overpopulated bookshelves line the northern wall. A huge set of open
Floyd | double doors lie on the east wall. Opposite the doors are six windows,
Floyd | stretching from floor to ceiling. By the sunlight streaming in through
Floyd | these, you can see the floor is knee deep in loose papers, and books
Floyd | with dark leather covers are scattered at various points, like raisins
Floyd | buried in a mass of white bread. This room is incredibly messy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x books"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 18
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BOOKS
Floyd |
Floyd | Various books with strange-sounding titles. Judging by the level of
Floyd | dust on all the books, you expect Ninario keeps them in here because
Floyd | he never reads them.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "read books"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 19
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ BOOKS
Floyd |
Floyd | Clouds of dust rise into the air as you remove a book from one of the
Floyd | shelves at random. You open it and several dozen pages disintegrate
Floyd | into papery dust. Hurriedly, you close the book and put it back on the
Floyd | shelf.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Whoops"
Zach says (to Floyd), "look at window"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 20
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK AT WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | The six large windows reach from floor to ceiling, filling the western
Floyd | wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "look out window"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 21
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK OUT WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | A large dirt courtyard sits below the window. A huge stone wall runs
Floyd | along the west side of the courtyard, but from here, you can't tell
Floyd | how far it extends. A huge portcullis is lowered in front of a large
Floyd | opening in the middle of the wall, directly across the courtyard.
Floyd | Beyond the portcullis is a short passageway, followed by a set of
Floyd | iron-banded wooden doors, massive and imposing. A large white fountain
Floyd | sits majestically in the middle of the courtyard, water cascading down
Floyd | its pristine alabaster surfaces.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Interesting that the game lets us proceed at our own pace. I like that."
Zach says (to Floyd), "x fountain"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 22
Floyd |
Floyd | > X FOUNTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Clear glittering water cascades down over the pristine alabaster
Floyd | surfaces of the fountain. Small marble figurines line the rim of the
Floyd | fountain. The base of the fountain is full of water.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x papers"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 23
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | It is a mass of papers, books, scrolls and other paraphernalia.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "read papers"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 24
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | It is a mass of papers, books, scrolls and other paraphernalia.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I suspect this room has nothing important in it."
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 25
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | The northern wall is filled with bookshelves.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 26
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You try to struggle through the mountain of paper to get to the door
Floyd | but you have sunk in so far you can't move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "swim"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 27
Floyd |
Floyd | > SWIM
Floyd |
Floyd | Have you looked at yourself? You're dressed in flowing sorcery-student
Floyd | robes. And before you ask, no, you're not the naturist sort.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 28
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |   an exercise book
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 29
Floyd |
Floyd | > XYZZY
Floyd |
Floyd | Remembering your old days of playing Adventure in the computer lab,
Floyd | you cry out "Xyzzy!" in a loud voice but nothing happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "What does it mean, I'm not the naturist sort? Boo."
Zach says (to Floyd), "dig"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 29
Floyd |
Floyd | > DIG
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to dig?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "dig books"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 30
Floyd |
Floyd | > DIG BOOKS
Floyd |
Floyd | Digging would achieve nothing here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "dig papers"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 1     Moves: 31
Floyd |
Floyd | > DIG PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Digging would achieve nothing here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "move papers"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 2     Moves: 32
Floyd |
Floyd | > MOVE PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | You shift the worst of the mess, getting the place into some semblance
Floyd | of order; to your surprise you not only manage that, but also uncover
Floyd | a small steel key and a shiny red satchel.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take key and satchel"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 2     Moves: 33
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE KEY AND SATCHEL
Floyd |
Floyd | small steel key: Taken.
Floyd | shiny red satchel: Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear satchel"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 2     Moves: 34
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR SATCHEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You sling the shiny red satchel over your shoulder.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x it"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 2     Moves: 35
Floyd |
Floyd | > X IT
Floyd |
Floyd | A very fetching shiny red satchel. It has a rather odd foil lid that
Floyd | can be pulled over the opening to close it, and a strong sturdy strap
Floyd | for slinging over one's shoulder. You have the strange idea that
Floyd | you've seen this satchel, or something very like it, before.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "oh hell. It's our yogurt cup, isn't it?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "smell it"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 2     Moves: 36
Floyd |
Floyd | > SMELL IT
Floyd |
Floyd | The interior smells very strongly of raspberries.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ha ha"
Gerynar says, "hee"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x key"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 2     Moves: 37
Floyd |
Floyd | > X KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | A small steel key.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "lick satchel"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 2     Moves: 38
Floyd |
Floyd | > LICK SATCHEL
Floyd |
Floyd | Ah, the tantalising flavour of raspberry yogurt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "anyway, feel free to try to leave the room now."
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Library                                   Score: 2     Moves: 38
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the south hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | South Hallway
Floyd | Daylight seeps almost apologetically into the passage through the
Floyd | narrow window in the south wall. A set of open double doors lead west
Floyd | to the library and a smaller oaken door lies closed to the east. The
Floyd | dim sunlight reveals a set of stairs to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario wanders down the hall from the north, drying his hands on his
Floyd | robe.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah, there you are, my dear student," he beams. "Let's step into my
Floyd | study, and we can sort all this out." Ninario opens the door to the
Floyd | east and escorts you into the study.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Press any key to continue]
Zach pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 39
Floyd |
Floyd | Study
Floyd | More orderly than the library to the west, but still rather cluttered,
Floyd | this room looks like it is used on a regular basis. Although it lacks
Floyd | the appointment of a proper bed, the settee in the corner, loaded with
Floyd | pillows, tells you Ninario sleeps in here more often than not. A desk
Floyd | sits in the corner, loaded with papers, half-written spell scrolls,
Floyd | and various mouldy old books. A long, glowing strip of parchment hangs
Floyd | from the northern wall. Large glass windows on the southern and
Floyd | eastern walls admit bright shining sunlight into the room. West, the
Floyd | open door leads back to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario waves you to a seat on the settee and then proceeds to settle
Floyd | himself down at the desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Let me explain why you are here and how you arrived from the
Floyd | university. I have brought you here because I have need of an
Floyd | apprentice. It's a bit of a social requirement amongst wizards. To
Floyd | that end, I used a spell to retrieve you from the Wizardry Internship
Floyd | Programme at Oxbridge University in Vechlee.
Floyd |
Floyd | "What's that you say? You didn't sign up for a Wizardry Internship
Floyd | Programme? Well perhaps a professor put your name on the.... You don't
Floyd | even attend Oxbridge University? Oh dear. Perhaps I contacted another
Floyd | university in Vechlee by mis.... I beg your pardon? You've never heard
Floyd | of Vechlee? But it's the largest city in the whole of Thalion, my
Floyd | young... Oh dear. Never heard of Thalion... Eh? England? No, I've
Floyd | never heard of it, dear student. Oh my, oh my. You seem to be from an
Floyd | altogether different time and place.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Mm-yes," continues Ninario, "I thought I detected some small
Floyd | interferences in the spell. Of course, the incantation I used to
Floyd | retrieve you was not, in fact, my own, and the people from whom I, um,
Floyd | acquired it were not disposed to explain its proper operation. I had
Floyd | no idea its efficacy would allow it to extend to other dimensions.
Floyd | Mm-yes. I fear something must have gone wrong after I'd made contact
Floyd | with Oxbridge, and somehow the spell ended up reaching into your
Floyd | bizarrely-named England and extracting you from your
Floyd | scholarly pursuits. Most vexing.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Still, never mind. We'll soon sort things out. Mm-yes. I would
Floyd | conjecture some type of bridge has formed between our two realities, a
Floyd | rift in our world, if you will. It must be repaired, perhaps through
Floyd | sending you home... or if you'd rather stay, perhaps I can find a
Floyd | spell to close it."
Floyd |
Floyd | He turns to his desk and begins groping around on it. "I know that
Floyd | spell is here somewhere. If only I could... now where on earth have my
Floyd | spectacles gone?" He sighs in exasperation. "I can't possibly find
Floyd | that spell, let alone cast it, without them. Mm-yes. No."
Floyd |
Floyd | He pokes around the desk, frowning to himself, and then suddenly
Floyd | brightens. "Of course! That can be your first little job, my dear
Floyd | student. Perhaps you can find my spectacles for me, while I get on
Floyd | with some other work here, and then we can see about sending you
Floyd | home... or at least getting that rift closed."
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario taps a finger pensively against his chin. "Now let's see," he
Floyd | murmurs, "I had the spectacles in the library, when I greeted the new
Floyd | student. Then I went to the facilities and I know I had them then, to
Floyd | read the paper while I, um, mm-yes. Then I put them down on the seat
Floyd | and after that... oh dear. I hope I didn't end up dropping them down
Floyd | the drain... um... again. Mm-yes."
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario waves a hand vaguely in the direction of the hallway and the
Floyd | rest of his tower. "Well, I'm sure you'll find them!" he says
Floyd | cheerfully, and then turns back to his desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | You get off the settee.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Mission Spectacles."
Zach says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 40
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Study
Floyd | More orderly than the library to the west, but still rather cluttered,
Floyd | this room looks like it is used on a regular basis. Although it lacks
Floyd | the appointment of a proper bed, the settee in the corner, loaded with
Floyd | pillows, tells you Ninario sleeps in here more often than not. A desk
Floyd | sits in the corner, loaded with papers, half-written spell scrolls,
Floyd | and various mouldy old books. A long, glowing strip of parchment hangs
Floyd | from the northern wall. Large glass windows on the southern and
Floyd | eastern walls admit bright shining sunlight into the room. West, the
Floyd | open door leads back to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bearskin rug lies across the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario sits at his desk, working.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x rug"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 41
Floyd |
Floyd | > X RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | The black bearskin rug is old, mouldy and foul-smelling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "look under rug"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 42
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | You pull back the rug, but don't find anything other than the hardwood
Floyd | floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | "What were you expecting?" asks Ninario looking at you amusedly. "A
Floyd | trap door?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take rug"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 43
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario's foot slams down on the rug. "I know you apprentices are
Floyd | prone to running around and picking up everything that isn't nailed
Floyd | down, but don't even think about it. That's my rug."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "look out window"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 43
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK OUT WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the eastern window or the southern window?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "look out eastern window"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 44
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK OUT EASTERN WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | A large plot of tilled earth lies below this window, as though there
Floyd | was a garden at one time, but it is now barren and lifeless. A huge
Floyd | stone wall runs along the east side of the courtyard, but from here,
Floyd | it's hard to tell how far it extends.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I love the asides in this game."
Zach says (to Floyd), "look out southern window"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 45
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK OUT SOUTHERN WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | You look out over the southern part of the courtyard. A pebbled walk
Floyd | extends south to the door of a small wooden shed. Beyond the shed, a
Floyd | huge stone wall runs along the south side of the courtyard, but from
Floyd | here, it's hard to tell how far it extends.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "I don't know if this stuff is important, but it's cool the author has figured out the details"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x pillows"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 46
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PILLOWS
Floyd |
Floyd | The settee is loaded down with soft white pillows.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take pillow"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 46
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE PILLOW
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no pillow here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take pillows"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 47
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE PILLOWS
Floyd |
Floyd | The settee and its assorted pillows and cushions are so beautifully
Floyd | arranged, you decide to leave them as they are.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x parchment"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 48
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PARCHMENT
Floyd |
Floyd | The long glowing strip of parchment is composed of hundreds of lines
Floyd | of densely spaced text.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "read parchment"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 49
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ PARCHMENT
Floyd |
Floyd | The first few lines read Case for the Wizards Guild versus
Floyd | Ninario, styling himself 'wizard'. Pending charges:
Floyd |
Floyd | The parchment continues, listing hundreds of items such as
Floyd | Magicking without a Guild Membership, Involuntary Magical
Floyd | Manslaughter and various other bizarre offences.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask ninny about parchment"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 50
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINNY ABOUT PARCHMENT
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario glares in the direction of the parchment and shakes his head.
Floyd | "You should have a look at it yourself. It's a monstrous piece of
Floyd | work. A sheer travesty of justice. Those are all the complaints the
Floyd | Wizards Guild have against me, all the charges they've leveled.
Floyd | They're all trumped-up, naturally. Five hundred and sixty-three counts
Floyd | of magicking without a licence... I mean, really! I can understand
Floyd | them wanting to make a point, but honestly, five hundred charges?
Floyd |
Floyd | "Mm-yes. Look at this here." He points to an entry. "This is the most
Floyd | serious offence and all I did was cast a spell to make the bed. But
Floyd | what do they call it? Seditious breakdown of the class structure.
Floyd | Hah!"
Floyd |
Floyd | He points to a couple of other items. "And then look at these! Did you
Floyd | ever see anything so outrageous? I mean, Negligent and Dangerous
Floyd | Magicking causing Grievous Bodily Harm? I warned those bystanders they
Floyd | were in the way. Mm-yes. Fortunately that's a less serious charge, but
Floyd | still... that's the blasted Wizards Guild for you."
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario falls silent, muttering to himself now and then about his
Floyd | unwarranted persecution at the hands of the Wizards Guild.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Uh oh, what sort of shady character have we gotten mixed up with/"
Zach says (to Floyd), "read books"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 51
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ BOOKS
Floyd |
Floyd | The books, quills, papers and scrolls are strewn all over the desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 52
Floyd |
Floyd | > X DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | The desk is a sturdy utilitarian affair. In line with much of the rest
Floyd | of Ninario's life, it is a mess.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Aww"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask ninny about manslaughter"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 53
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINNY ABOUT MANSLAUGHTER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Mm-yes, indeed," murmurs Ninario. "To explain all about that, I have
Floyd | to go back to many, many years ago. I was just a young boy then, and
Floyd | well, you know how young boys are." Ninario regales you at length with
Floyd | humourous anecdotes about his childhood, amusing you greatly, but
Floyd | largely leaving your question unanswered. "So there you are," he
Floyd | concludes. "That explains it." He falls silent, fond memories leaving
Floyd | him smiling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Yes, fond childhood memories of murder"
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask ninny about rug"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 54
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINNY ABOUT RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario sighs. "She was a pet, a dear friend, for many, many years.
Floyd | Mm-yes. Once she was gone, I couldn't bear to part with her." He pats
Floyd | the rug tenderly. "And of course," he continues clinically, "the rest
Floyd | of her was extremely useful. Spell components, you know. Mm-yes
Floyd | indeed. And if you ever need to look like a bear in a hurry? An
Floyd | invaluable disguise."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask ninny about guild"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 55
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINNY ABOUT GUILD
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ooh, don't get me started on that again," cries Ninario. "I'll end up
Floyd | getting all annoyed and cranky." He mutters to himself for a few
Floyd | minutes, coming to terms with his anger.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario shuffles the papers on his desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "re manslaughter, I think that was a default response to ask ninny about X."
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask ninny about monkeys"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 56
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINNY ABOUT MONKEYS
Floyd |
Floyd | "Mm-yes, indeed," murmurs Ninario. "To explain all about that, I have
Floyd | to go back to many, many years ago. I was just a young boy then, and
Floyd | well, you know how young boys are." Ninario regales you at length with
Floyd | humourous anecdotes about his childhood, amusing you greatly, but
Floyd | largely leaving your question unanswered. "So there you are," he
Floyd | concludes. "That explains it." He falls silent, fond memories leaving
Floyd | him smiling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask ninny about spectacles"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 57
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINNY ABOUT SPECTACLES
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario gives you a slightly embarrassed glance. "Mm-yes, well, as I
Floyd | said earlier, there's a strong possibility that they may have ended up
Floyd | down the drain... um... again. Mm-yes."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask ninny about drain"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 58
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINNY ABOUT DRAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | "It leads to the sewer vat in the basement," says Ninario, giving a
Floyd | vague wave in the direction of the rest of the tower. "Down the
Floyd | stairs."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask ninny about sewer"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 59
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINNY ABOUT SEWER
Floyd |
Floyd | "It's in the basement. Probably needs unblocking, too."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask ninny about basement"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 60
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINNY ABOUT BASEMENT
Floyd |
Floyd | "Down the staircase," mutters Ninario. "Take a light with you."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask ninny about light"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 61
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINNY ABOUT LIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | "I think there's one in the laboratory," says Ninario, busy with
Floyd | something at his desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask ninny about laboratory"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 62
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINNY ABOUT LABORATORY
Floyd |
Floyd | "South from the main hall," he says shortly, not looking up from his
Floyd | work.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask ninny about name"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 2     Moves: 63
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINNY ABOUT NAME
Floyd |
Floyd | "Mm-yes, indeed," murmurs Ninario. "To explain all about that, I have
Floyd | to go back to many, many years ago. I was just a young boy then, and
Floyd | well, you know how young boys are." Ninario regales you at length with
Floyd | humourous anecdotes about his childhood, amusing you greatly, but
Floyd | largely leaving your question unanswered. "So there you are," he
Floyd | concludes. "That explains it." He falls silent, fond memories leaving
Floyd | him smiling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach asks, "Out and about?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  South Hallway                             Score: 2     Moves: 64
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the south hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | South Hallway
Floyd | Daylight seeps almost apologetically into the passage through the
Floyd | narrow window in the south wall. A set of open double doors lead west
Floyd | to the library and a smaller oaken door lies open to the east. The dim
Floyd | sunlight reveals a set of stairs to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 2     Moves: 65
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You head north up the hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  North Hallway                             Score: 2     Moves: 66
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You head north up the hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Hallway
Floyd | A small narrow window on the northern wall admits bright warm sunlight
Floyd | into this end of the hall. A bedroom lies through the open door to the
Floyd | west. East is a closed solid stone door. The stairs are to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 67
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the bedroom.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bedroom
Floyd | Thick carpeting covers the floor of Ninario's extravagantly decorated
Floyd | bedroom. Spacious windows in the north and west walls admit generous
Floyd | amounts of light. The door back to the hallway lies to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large chest full of linen sits open against the south wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large, old-fashioned canopied four-poster bed also lies here,
Floyd | complete with frilly lace pillows, spotless white silk sheets, and a
Floyd | tastefully elegant lace skirting, reaching from the mattress all the
Floyd | way down to the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Arrayed beautifully on the bed is a frilly lace pillow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look under bed"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 68
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER BED
Floyd |
Floyd | You lift up the skirting on the bed, apprehension gnawing at you.
Floyd | Surely there wouldn't be... yes, of course. Why do people always leave
Floyd | things under their bed? You shake your head in despair. Well, at least
Floyd | it makes sense for an elderly fellow like Ninario to have a small
Floyd | ceramic chamberpot under his bed.
Floyd |
Floyd | You pick up the small chamberpot, admiring its beautiful
Floyd | rabbit-motifed handiwork. Last year's History of the
Floyd | Chamberpot course enables you to confidently classify it as an
Floyd | early Renaissance 3-pinter. Fortunately, it seems to have been cleaned
Floyd | thoroughly since its last use, as you can't resist hanging on to such
Floyd | a fine piece.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "uh. We have a chamberpot now?"
Zach says, "ew"
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 69
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   an empty chamberpot
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open but empty)
Floyd |   a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |   an exercise book
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x pillow"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 70
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PILLOW
Floyd |
Floyd | The pillow has a long slit along one end, where the frilly lace has
Floyd | pulled away, ripping the fabric.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "search pillow"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 71
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEARCH PILLOW
Floyd |
Floyd | Unsurprisingly for a frilly and fluffy lace pillow, it is full of
Floyd | stuffing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take stuffing"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 72
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE STUFFING
Floyd |
Floyd | As you pull the stuffing out of the pillow, it separates into its
Floyd | component feathers, which drift slowly down to the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, just take the pillow"
Zach says (to Floyd), "take pillow case"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 72
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE PILLOW CASE
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to take the frilly lace
Floyd | pillow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take p illow"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 72
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE P ILLOW
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no p illow here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take pillow"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 73
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE PILLOW
Floyd |
Floyd | You pick up the frilly lace pillow, a little reluctant to disturb the
Floyd | perfection of the bed, but really, it's got more feng-shui without it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "open chest"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 74
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN CHEST
Floyd |
Floyd | The chest is already open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "search chest"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 75
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEARCH CHEST
Floyd |
Floyd | The plain wooden chest is full of linen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take linen"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 76
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE LINEN
Floyd |
Floyd | You're fairly certain you don't have any pressing need for piles of
Floyd | linen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "press linen"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 77
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS LINEN
Floyd |
Floyd | You're fairly certain you don't have any pressing need for piles of
Floyd | linen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach asks, "Oh, and we do for the chamber pot?"
DavidW says, "Apparently. (shrug)"
Zach says (to Floyd), "use chamberpot"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 78
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE CHAMBERPOT
Floyd |
Floyd | You may be a student, and you may not be the most fastidious person in
Floyd | the world, but you draw the line at using chamberpots, especially
Floyd | someone else's.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pot"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 79
Floyd |
Floyd | > X POT
Floyd |
Floyd | A beautifully decorated ceramic chamberpot, in rabbit motif, capable
Floyd | of holding 3 pints of water. It is currently empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "oh geez. Is it for a measuring puzzle?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x pillow"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 80
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PILLOW
Floyd |
Floyd | The pillow has a long slit along one end, where the frilly lace has
Floyd | pulled away, ripping the fabric.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 81
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Bedroom
Floyd | Thick carpeting covers the floor of Ninario's extravagantly decorated
Floyd | bedroom. Spacious windows in the north and west walls admit generous
Floyd | amounts of light. The door back to the hallway lies to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large chest full of linen sits open against the south wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large, old-fashioned canopied four-poster bed also lies here,
Floyd | complete with frilly lace pillows, spotless white silk sheets, and a
Floyd | tastefully elegant lace skirting, reaching from the mattress all the
Floyd | way down to the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | There are hundreds of tiny feathers strewn all over the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "count feathers"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 81
Floyd |
Floyd | > COUNT FEATHERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take feathers"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 82
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE FEATHERS
Floyd |
Floyd | The hundreds of feathers are strewn all around the room. Picking them
Floyd | all up would be far too time-consuming. Besides, they're
Floyd | biodegradable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "clean feathers"
Floyd ]  Bedroom                                   Score: 2     Moves: 83
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLEAN FEATHERS
Floyd |
Floyd | The hundreds of feathers are strewn all around the room. Picking them
Floyd | all up would be far too time-consuming. Besides, they're
Floyd | biodegradable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  North Hallway                             Score: 2     Moves: 84
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the north hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Hallway
Floyd | A small narrow window on the northern wall admits bright warm sunlight
Floyd | into this end of the hall. A bedroom lies through the open door to the
Floyd | west. East is a closed solid stone door. The stairs are to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd ]  North Hallway                             Score: 2     Moves: 85
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the solid stone door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 86
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the garderobe.
Floyd |
Floyd | Garderobe
Floyd | The peak of ancient plumbing technology, the garderobe is a fairly
Floyd | simple affair: a short stone bench jutting out from the wall with the
Floyd | usual-sized hole roughly in the middle of it, and a rack for reading
Floyd | material attached to the wall. The only odd thing is the lack of any
Floyd | toilet paper. Perhaps it's all accomplished magically. A small narrow
Floyd | window on the northern wall admits some light into this room.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rack contains choice reading material for those occasionally
Floyd | necessary long visits to the toilet. At the moment, it contains a copy
Floyd | of Wizarding Weekly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take weekly"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 87
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE WEEKLY
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x it"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 88
Floyd |
Floyd | > X IT
Floyd |
Floyd | Wizarding Weekly, a collection of the latest news, gossip and innuendo
Floyd | in the field of magic.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read it"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 89
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ IT
Floyd |
Floyd | (reading the first article)
Floyd |
Floyd |  *** THEFT SHOCKS HALLOWED HALLS ***
Floyd |
Floyd | Staff and students at Oxbridge University learned last week that even
Floyd | their hallowed halls are not safe from seditious burglary. In an
Floyd | embarrassing incident for campus security, thieves broke into the
Floyd | Supplies Cupboard in broad daylight, and purloined an Internship
Floyd | Student Retrieval scroll. The Wizards Guild is investigating.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Gee, I wonder who stole that scroll...?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "read it"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 90
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ IT
Floyd |
Floyd | (reading the next article)
Floyd |
Floyd |  *** RENEGADE WIZARD TOPS 500 CHARGES ***
Floyd |
Floyd | Court documents filed today by the Wizards Guild indicate that
Floyd | renegade wizard Ninario now tops the list of illegal spellusers, with
Floyd | some 581 spells cast, all without guild sanction. Guild members are
Floyd | worried Ninario's conduct may undermine guild authority in these
Floyd | trying times, especially in light of the recent Plumbers Union
Floyd | resurgence. "Ninario is precisely the kind of amateur, unprofessional
Floyd | bungler who gives legitimate wizards a bad name," said Renaldo, head
Floyd | of the Wizards Guild. "He thinks he can run around casting spells,
Floyd | totally guild-free. Well, his spellcasting days are numbered." Renaldo
Floyd | refused to clarify, stating only that "the wheels are in motion."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "read it"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 91
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ IT
Floyd |
Floyd | (reading the next article)
Floyd |
Floyd |  *** PLUMBERS UNION RESURFACES ***
Floyd |
Floyd | Recent bulletins from our reporters in rural areas indicate the
Floyd | ancient Plumbers Union is actively recruiting members once again. The
Floyd | infamous banned order is reportedly holding mysterious rituals and
Floyd | advocating strange-sounding practices, such as "double-billing on
Floyd | weekends", and the dangerous and unsanitary use of non-magic toilets.
Floyd | A spokescaster for the Wizards Guild says the uprising should be
Floyd | flushed out before too long.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "'flushed'"
Zach says, "yay"
Zach says (to Floyd), "read it"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 92
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ IT
Floyd |
Floyd | (reading the next article)
Floyd |
Floyd |  *** CHEESE BLATANTLY MENTIONED ***
Floyd |
Floyd | In what is becoming an alarming tradition, cheese was blatantly
Floyd | mentioned at the Vechlee Victuallers Meeting yesterday, when local
Floyd | cheesewright Eliza Stilton stood up and expounded on the relative
Floyd | merits of block versus truckles. After this surprising outburst,
Floyd | Stilton then discussed the subtle differences between Cheshire and
Floyd | Roquefort. She then finished up with a scathing attack on Caerphilly,
Floyd | and its completely unsuitable tyromantic capabilities. Local villagers
Floyd | are still in shock. "I think it's awful," said one, who requested
Floyd | anonymity. "Stilton shouldn't have said the things she did about
Floyd | Caerphilly. She's the cheesewright here in Vechlee, a trusted woman on
Floyd | the subject, and she's in a position to do a lot of hurt to a lot of
Floyd | innocent cheeses."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "read it"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 93
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ IT
Floyd |
Floyd | (reading the next article)
Floyd |
Floyd |  *** COMPANY RECALLS REFURBISHED CANNON ***
Floyd |
Floyd | Mortar Remains, suppliers of refurbished cannonry, announced today
Floyd | they are recalling their self-sparking BrutalMaimer(tm) models from
Floyd | customers. A company spokesperson cited safety concerns. "These cannon
Floyd | are meant for military use only, and should never have been
Floyd | refurbished and resold to the general public. They are extremely
Floyd | susceptible to sparking when gunpowder is loaded into the barrel, and
Floyd | the general public are unschooled in the proper use of the required
Floyd | powder bags. In addition, the large-bore calibre means there is a
Floyd | danger of large objects, such as dogs, cats, children, apprentices and
Floyd | other pets falling into the mouth of the cannon and being launched,
Floyd | accidentally or otherwise." The company vehemently denied reports that
Floyd | pressure from the Wizards Guild was behind the recall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "read it"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 94
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ IT
Floyd |
Floyd | (reading the next article)
Floyd |
Floyd |  *** PERSONALS ***
Floyd |
Floyd | Young-at-heart wizard, lonely, seeks witch of a woman for
Floyd | companionship, maybe more. Contact Magic Bunny via crystal
Floyd | ball network if interested. Please, no scrying after midnight!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I bet every single article in this mag is relevant."
Zach says, "Oh my"
Zach says (to Floyd), "read it"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 95
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ IT
Floyd |
Floyd | (reading the next article)
Floyd |
Floyd |  *** PERSONALS ***
Floyd |
Floyd | Emily: please come back. Forgive me. I promise to allow the cheese to
Floyd | be part of our life.
Floyd |                     -- Renaldo
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Awwww"
Zach says (to Floyd), "read it"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 96
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ IT
Floyd |
Floyd | (flipping back to the first article)
Floyd |
Floyd |  *** THEFT SHOCKS HALLOWED HALLS ***
Floyd |
Floyd | Staff and students at Oxbridge University learned last week that even
Floyd | their hallowed halls are not safe from seditious burglary. In an
Floyd | embarrassing incident for campus security, thieves broke into the
Floyd | Supplies Cupboard in broad daylight, and purloined an Internship
Floyd | Student Retrieval scroll. The Wizards Guild is investigating.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x toilet"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 97
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TOILET
Floyd |
Floyd | The opening is a circular hole leading into inky blackness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in hole"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 98
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK IN HOLE
Floyd |
Floyd | The opening is a circular hole leading into inky blackness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "use toilet"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 99
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE TOILET
Floyd |
Floyd | You're a casual, easygoing sort of person, but you still don't use the
Floyd | toilet with the door open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 100
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLOSE DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You close the solid stone door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "use toilet"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 101
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE TOILET
Floyd |
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look through window"
Floyd | You settle down on the toilet for a short time, but nothing much
Floyd | happens. You don't need to go, so you stand back up, fastening
Floyd | everything back up as you do so. Why do new and exciting experiences
Floyd | always affect you the same way?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 102
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK THROUGH WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | The window is so narrow all you can see is packed dirt in the
Floyd | courtyard below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think we need to get the light from the lab and then go down the stairs."
Zach says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 2     Moves: 103
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the solid stone door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  North Hallway                             Score: 2     Moves: 104
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the north hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Hallway
Floyd | A small narrow window on the northern wall admits bright warm sunlight
Floyd | into this end of the hall. A bedroom lies through the open door to the
Floyd | west. East is an open solid stone door. The stairs are to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 2     Moves: 105
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south down the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 2     Moves: 106
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You ascend the winding stairs into the warm sunshine on top of the
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | Tower
Floyd | Sun beats down from high overhead, warming the flagstones of the
Floyd | tower. A commanding and breathtaking view of the fields and pastures
Floyd | surrounding the caer greets you in every direction. In addition, there
Floyd | is a good view of the courtyard below, with its beautiful alabaster
Floyd | fountain. You also see the portcullis and catch a glimpse of the
Floyd | double wooden doors beyond it. The stairs in the centre of the tower
Floyd | lead back down to the first floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | A massive cannon sits here, resting on a huge swivel base.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says, "don't fall in the cannon"
Zach says (to Floyd), "enter cannon"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 2     Moves: 107
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER CANNON
Floyd |
Floyd | You sit on top of the barrel and slide your feet into the cannon.
Floyd | Pushing and straining, you attempt to push the rest of your body in,
Floyd | but there's too much friction. You can't squeeze yourself in.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "fire cannon"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 2     Moves: 108
Floyd |
Floyd | > FIRE CANNON
Floyd |
Floyd | You pull the cord and from inside the cannon hear the dull clack of
Floyd | flint striking frizzen. Nothing more happens. There is no powder to
Floyd | ignite inside the cannon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Maybe with melted cheese and gunpowder, that would work."
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 2     Moves: 109
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You clatter down to the first floor, the rickety stairs shaking and
Floyd | groaning in protest.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 2     Moves: 110
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend the stairs to the ground floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands closed to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Laboratory                                Score: 2     Moves: 111
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You unlock the polished steel door with the small steel key, open it
Floyd | and step into the laboratory.
Floyd |
Floyd | Laboratory
Floyd | The southern half of the tower is completely taken up by this large
Floyd | laboratory. From the profusion of chemicals and powders strewn about,
Floyd | you conclude that this room sees much use. It seems that Ninario is
Floyd | more than simply a wizard; he is engaged in scientific endeavour as
Floyd | well. Black streaks of soot on the walls bear mute evidence to the
Floyd | violent failure (or perhaps success) of past experiments. What little
Floyd | sunlight there is filters in through the numerous small windows lining
Floyd | the walls. The open door to the north leads back to the main hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarred and stained table rests against the southern wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | The table holds various bags and pouches: the components of some of
Floyd | Ninario's experiments. Amongst the items of interest are a
Floyd | silvery-white cylinder, a silk purse, a small red tube and a leather
Floyd | pouch.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting above the table is a shelf containing a small stone bottle, a
Floyd | flask, a vial of liquid, an earthenware dish and a ceramic bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Gunpowder in the leather pouch, perhaps?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd ]  Laboratory                                Score: 2     Moves: 112
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | silvery-white cylinder: Taken.
Floyd | silk purse: Taken.
Floyd | small red tube: Taken.
Floyd | leather pouch: Taken.
Floyd | small stone bottle: Taken.
Floyd | flask: (putting the exercise book into the raspberry satchel to make
Floyd | room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | vial of liquid: (putting the small steel key into the raspberry
Floyd | satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | earthenware dish: (putting the chamberpot into the raspberry satchel
Floyd | to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | ceramic bowl: (putting the frilly lace pillow into the raspberry
Floyd | satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "geez"
Zach says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Laboratory                                Score: 2     Moves: 113
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Laboratory
Floyd | The southern half of the tower is completely taken up by this large
Floyd | laboratory. From the profusion of chemicals and powders strewn about,
Floyd | you conclude that this room sees much use. It seems that Ninario is
Floyd | more than simply a wizard; he is engaged in scientific endeavour as
Floyd | well. Black streaks of soot on the walls bear mute evidence to the
Floyd | violent failure (or perhaps success) of past experiments. What little
Floyd | sunlight there is filters in through the numerous small windows lining
Floyd | the walls. The open door to the north leads back to the main hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarred and stained table rests against the southern wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting above the table is an empty shelf.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Yeah, that really was all"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd ]  Laboratory                                Score: 2     Moves: 114
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TABLE
Floyd |
Floyd | A rickety metal table, presumably once gleaming and unmarred. Now its
Floyd | surface is scratched and scored with lines, the steel dull and dirty.
Floyd | It bears the stains and scars of many a chemical experiment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "None of that was the light, though, or was it?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Laboratory                                Score: 2     Moves: 115
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a ceramic bowl
Floyd |     a translucent crystalline substance
Floyd |   an earthenware dish
Floyd |     some small blue crystals
Floyd |   a vial of liquid
Floyd |   a flask
Floyd |     a white powdery substance
Floyd |   a small stone bottle
Floyd |   a leather pouch (which is closed)
Floyd |   a small red tube
Floyd |   a silk purse (which is closed)
Floyd |   a silvery-white cylinder
Floyd |   a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     an empty chamberpot
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |     an exercise book
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x vial"
Floyd ]  Laboratory                                Score: 2     Moves: 116
Floyd |
Floyd | > X VIAL
Floyd |
Floyd | The vial contains a clear colourless liquid. On the side of the vial
Floyd | is the cryptic lettering #1 #17.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x substance"
Floyd ]  Laboratory                                Score: 2     Moves: 116
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SUBSTANCE
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the translucent crystalline substance or the white
Floyd | powdery substance?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x translucent substance"
Floyd ]  Laboratory                                Score: 2     Moves: 117
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TRANSLUCENT SUBSTANCE
Floyd |
Floyd | A translucent crystalline substance. It looks like a salt of some
Floyd | kind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "shake vial"
Floyd ]  Laboratory                                Score: 2     Moves: 118
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHAKE VIAL
Floyd |
Floyd | Aside from the emotional scarring, the vial of liquid remains
Floyd | undamaged by your brutal and senseless attack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x vial"
Floyd ]  Laboratory                                Score: 2     Moves: 119
Floyd |
Floyd | > X VIAL
Floyd |
Floyd | The vial contains a clear colourless liquid. On the side of the vial
Floyd | is the cryptic lettering #1 #17.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Not glowstick liquid, I guess."
Zach says (to Floyd), "x cylinder"
Floyd ]  Laboratory                                Score: 2     Moves: 120
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CYLINDER
Floyd |
Floyd | A small cylinder of some silvery-white metal. Inscribed on the side in
Floyd | tiny letters are the words #12 Illuminator, Commercial Grade.
Floyd | A fine line encircles the middle of the rod, a tiny arrow printed
Floyd | beside it, pointing around the circumference of the cylinder.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "aha"
Zach says (to Floyd), "spin cylinder"
Floyd ]  Laboratory                                Score: 2     Moves: 120
Floyd |
Floyd | > SPIN CYLINDER
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "shake cylinder"
Floyd ]  Laboratory                                Score: 3     Moves: 121
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHAKE CYLINDER
Floyd |
Floyd | You give the cylinder a sharp twist and it suddenly bursts forth in
Floyd | blazing white light. Then, as your eyes struggle to adjust, the
Floyd | cylinder dims to a more reasonable level. It is now quite usable as a
Floyd | light source.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Science!"
DavidW says, "yay. Now we can descend to the basement."
DavidW says, "(but maybe visit the kitchen first?)"
Gerynar says, "and play in the muck of the sewage tank"
Zach says, "Yeah"
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 3     Moves: 122
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the main hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands closed to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 3     Moves: 123
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway, into the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kitchen
Floyd | A few rusted pots and pans line this rather spartan kitchen area. A
Floyd | fireplace sits in the northern wall, but no fire has been laid there.
Floyd | A well-scrubbed oak table occupies the middle of the room. Southwest
Floyd | is the doorway back to the main hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Although the kitchen gives the impression of never being used someone
Floyd | has left a creamy yellow stick of butter sitting on the table here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ah, grease for the cannon."
Zach says (to Floyd), "x butter"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 3     Moves: 124
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BUTTER
Floyd |
Floyd | A creamy yellow stick of butter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take butter"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 3     Moves: 125
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE BUTTER
Floyd |
Floyd | (putting the copy of Wizarding Weekly into the raspberry satchel to
Floyd | make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x pots"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 3     Moves: 126
Floyd |
Floyd | > X  POTS
Floyd |
Floyd | Miscellaneous pots and pans line the walls of the kitchen. They are
Floyd | all rusted, and look like they are never used. You wonder whether
Floyd | Ninario does any cooking or even eats in here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x fireplace"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 3     Moves: 127
Floyd |
Floyd | > X FIREPLACE
Floyd |
Floyd | Worn, grey stone masonry surrounds this ancient-looking fireplace. The
Floyd | fireplace is free of ashes, and bears no signs of being used recently,
Floyd | so the stains of smoke on the grey brick must have been there for some
Floyd | time.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "look in fireplace"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 3     Moves: 128
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK IN FIREPLACE
Floyd |
Floyd | The fireplace gapes emptily, free even of ashes or kindling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 3     Moves: 129
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TABLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Beautifully crafted of the finest oak, the table is clean and
Floyd | well-scrubbed, as befits a surface where meals are prepared. The
Floyd | tabletop is smooth and level, the four legs sturdy beams of oak.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "I'm going to take a break from typing for a minute and eat some cereal"
DavidW says, "ok. I can wait."
DavidW says, "I had some gluten a few minutes ago."
Gerynar needs some nicotine
Zach says, "Oh, I mean you can drive if you want"
DavidW says, "oh, ok."
DavidW says, "I'll try to stay in the castle, though."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 3     Moves: 130
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the main hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands closed to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x rusty"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 3     Moves: 131
Floyd |
Floyd | > X RUSTY
Floyd |
Floyd | Corroded stains line the pitted steel surface of the closed door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open it"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 3     Moves: 132
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN IT
Floyd |
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Basement                                  Score: 3     Moves: 133
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend cautiously down the rickety staircase.
Floyd |
Floyd | Basement
Floyd | The slow drip of water echoes through this dark and damp room. The
Floyd | walls and floor are wet with moisture, and the air seems stuffy and
Floyd | unclean. A doorway opens to the north, and a most unwholesome odour
Floyd | emanates from that direction. The spiral staircase climbs back up to
Floyd | the main hall here, and a narrow slimy passage heads south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "smell"
Floyd ]  Basement                                  Score: 3     Moves: 134
Floyd |
Floyd | > SMELL
Floyd |
Floyd | An unwholesome odour wafts into this room from the doorway to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Olly arrives, ready to play with the toys.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 135
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | Braving the foul odour, you step through the doorway.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sewer
Floyd | Dank and dark, this is one of the less memorable attractions you've
Floyd | visited. You're not certain how often Ninario has this room cleaned,
Floyd | but the stench is horrendous. A miasma of gas seems to hang in the
Floyd | air, visible as a shimmering in the corner of your eye. The basement
Floyd | lies back through the doorway to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A vat looms here, six feet high, and constructed of stone, with a
Floyd | metal ladder leading up to the rim.  There is a large stone channel
Floyd | connected to the bottom of the vat, where waste is supposed to exit
Floyd | the vat. The channel leads along the floor to the wall, where you can
Floyd | see the lip of a small outflow pipe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Olly teleports out of the room, library card in hand.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in vat"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 136
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK IN VAT
Floyd |
Floyd | This stinking vat of filth is full to the brim with things so nasty,
Floyd | you don't even want to contemplate them.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pipe"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 137
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | The sewer outflow pipe is operating normally.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x channel"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 138
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CHANNEL
Floyd |
Floyd | The stone channel leads from the sewer vat to the outflow pipe. The
Floyd | opening from the vat to the channel is blocked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x block"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 139
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BLOCK
Floyd |
Floyd | The stone channel leads from the sewer vat to the outflow pipe. The
Floyd | opening from the vat to the channel is blocked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "unblock channel"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 140
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNBLOCK CHANNEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You're pretty sure you won't be able to remove the blockage in this
Floyd | way. Perhaps if you could find a way to blast the sewage out of the
Floyd | vat, the blockage would be cleared.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 141
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a stick of butter
Floyd |   a ceramic bowl
Floyd |     a translucent crystalline substance
Floyd |   an earthenware dish
Floyd |     some small blue crystals
Floyd |   a vial of liquid
Floyd |   a flask
Floyd |     a white powdery substance
Floyd |   a small stone bottle
Floyd |   a leather pouch (which is closed)
Floyd |   a small red tube
Floyd |   a silk purse (which is closed)
Floyd |   a magnesium flare (providing light)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     an empty chamberpot
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |     an exercise book
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x blue crystals"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 142
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BLUE CRYSTALS
Floyd |
Floyd | A handful of small blue crystals.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "smell them"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 143
Floyd |
Floyd | > SMELL THEM
Floyd |
Floyd | The small blue crystals are odourless.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x red tube"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 143
Floyd |
Floyd | > X RED TUBE
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to examine the raspberry
Floyd | satchel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x small red tube"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 143
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SMALL RED TUBE
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no small red tube here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Oh, maybe our key unlocks that door"
DavidW says, "Our key unlocked the lab."
Zach says, "ah"
DavidW says, "I can't refer to the tube in our inventory, though, which is odd."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x purse"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 144
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PURSE
Floyd |
Floyd | A small silk purse, with yellow drawstrings. A small card attached to
Floyd | the drawstrings reads #16.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "There must be an index to explain these numbers."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open purse"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 145
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN PURSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the silk purse, revealing some yellow powder.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x yellow powder"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 146
Floyd |
Floyd | > X YELLOW POWDER
Floyd |
Floyd | A small amount of yellow powder.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "smell powder"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 146
Floyd |
Floyd | > SMELL POWDER
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the white powdery substance or the yellow powder?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "smell yellow powder"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 147
Floyd |
Floyd | > SMELL YELLOW POWDER
Floyd |
Floyd | The yellow powder has no discernible odour.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "taste it"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 148
Floyd |
Floyd | > TASTE IT
Floyd |
Floyd | Not a good idea to do that with unknown substances.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close purse"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 149
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLOSE PURSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You pull the drawstrings together, sealing the silk purse.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open leather"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 150
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN LEATHER
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the leather pouch, revealing a black grainy substance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "David, safety first!"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x grainy"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 151
Floyd |
Floyd | > X GRAINY
Floyd |
Floyd | A black grainy substance that looks a trifle like coal dust.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "smell it"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 152
Floyd |
Floyd | > SMELL IT
Floyd |
Floyd | The charcoal has an odd coal-like smell.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close leather"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 153
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLOSE LEATHER
Floyd |
Floyd | You pull the drawstrings together, sealing the leather pouch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Coal smells like coal, you say"
DavidW says, "I suspect that the yellow substance is saltpeter. I think we have to manufacture gunpowder from basic components."
DavidW says, "Or is it sulphur in the recipe? I forget."
Zach says (to Floyd), "read exercise book"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 154
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ EXERCISE BOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | (taking the exercise book first)
Floyd | (putting the silk purse into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | You flip to some of your class notes.
Floyd |
Floyd | CELT NOTES
Floyd |
Floyd | There are no notes in this section as today was the first lecture, and
Floyd | you didn't take any notes in the brief time you were in the lecture
Floyd | hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "read notes"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 155
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ NOTES
Floyd |
Floyd | (flipping back to the front of the exercise book)
Floyd |
Floyd |  PHIL NOTES
Floyd |
Floyd | Historically flds of alchemy, phil., astron., etc. very closely tied.
Floyd | Ancient phils studied all areas.
Floyd | Many accts of early phils shrouded in myth / folklore, e.g. Hermes
Floyd | Trismegistus, Egypt. fndr of alchemy (perhaps), more figure myth than
Floyd | reality. Said to have invented 'magic seal'. Word hermetic -> root of
Floyd | mdn word / concept of hermits, hermits blvd to have magic powers
Floyd | Greeks: heavy believers in divining, oracular concepts
Floyd | Greek root -mancy meaning diviner, prophet
Floyd | e.g. oneiromancy: divination (oneiro - ??)
Floyd | necromancy: conjuring spirits of dead spec. for divination (necro -
Floyd | dead)
Floyd | tyromancy: using coagulating cheese for divination (!) (tyro - cheese)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "hmm , I thought we had chem notes"
DavidW says, "We do."
DavidW says, "It's like the Wizards Weekly; you have to repeatedly read it to get the next section."
Zach says (to Floyd), "read notes"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 156
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ NOTES
Floyd |
Floyd | You flip to some of your class notes.
Floyd |
Floyd |  CHEM NOTES
Floyd | Chem. intro: used to be called 'hermetick', poss after Hermes
Floyd | Trismegistus (talked about this chap in Phil didn't we?).
Floyd | Chem most pwrful of sciences (accdng to prof, nat.)
Floyd | All substances in world can be reduced to chem. combin. of raw cmpds
Floyd | Many cmplx. cmpds must be mixed with mortar and pestle to really drive
Floyd | grains together. Sometimes mechanical device is even used to mix
Floyd | properly
Floyd | Some examples of cmpds:
Floyd | 2KNO3 + 3C + S -> K2S + 3CO2 + N2
Floyd | (right-hand side: gunpowder?! And nov 5 coming up!)
Floyd | (saltpetre old name for potassium nitrate)
Floyd | C3H5(OH)3 + 3HNO3 -> C3H5(NO3)3 + 3H2O
Floyd | nitroglycerin: one lb produces 156 cu ft of gas, shock wave moves
Floyd | 25,000 ft/sec
Floyd | (this lecturer is seriously off her head... one dangerous lady!)
Floyd | NaOH + HCl -> NaCl + H2O
Floyd | (sod. hydroxide + hydrochloric acid gives salt and water?)
Floyd | H2CO3(aq) -> H2O + CO2(gas)
Floyd | Carbonic acid (e.g. fizzy drinks)
Floyd | 2Mg + O2 -> 2MgO
Floyd | (magnesium oxide: any metal + oxygen in syn. reaction yields metal
Floyd | oxide)
Floyd | this course might prove interesting...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "I smelled the yellow powder hoping it was sulfur"
DavidW asks, "so.. two parts saltpetre plus three parts carbon plus one part sulphur gives gunpowder and a few gases?"
Zach says, "After we exploded it"
Zach says, "I mean, I think it is gunpowder"
DavidW says, "We need a mortar and pestle or mechanical device to grind the powders together properly."
Zach | It is a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 157
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   an exercise book
Floyd |   a stick of butter
Floyd |   a ceramic bowl
Floyd |     a translucent crystalline substance
Floyd |   an earthenware dish
Floyd |     some small blue crystals
Floyd |   a vial of liquid
Floyd |   a flask
Floyd |     a white powdery substance
Floyd |   a small stone bottle
Floyd |   a leather pouch (which is closed)
Floyd |   a small red tube
Floyd |   a magnesium flare (providing light)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     a silk purse (which is closed)
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     an empty chamberpot
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x bowl"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 158
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | A small ceramic bowl. Scrawled on the lip are the letters (#7
Floyd | #1(4))2 #16 #8(4).
Floyd |
Floyd | The bowl contains a translucent crystalline substance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I'm going by the first equation in the chem notes."
Zach says, "Hmm, maybe that's a chemical formula"
DavidW says, "possibly, yes"
Zach says, "#16 is sulfur, #7 N, #1 H, #8 O"
DavidW says, "That's insightful."
DavidW says, "I wouldn't have figured that out."
Zach says, "NH_4 is ammonium"
Zach asks, "Where are all the science majors?"
DavidW asks, "Can we see what's in the south and slimy passage?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Basement                                  Score: 3     Moves: 159
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the relatively cleaner air of the basement.
Floyd |
Floyd | Basement
Floyd | The slow drip of water echoes through this dark and damp room. The
Floyd | walls and floor are wet with moisture, and the air seems stuffy and
Floyd | unclean. A doorway opens to the north, and a most unwholesome odour
Floyd | emanates from that direction. The spiral staircase climbs back up to
Floyd | the main hall here, and a narrow slimy passage heads south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 160
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south down the slimy passage.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rubbish Heap
Floyd | This small room has been put into use as a rubbish tip for all of
Floyd | Ninario's cast-off spellcasting implements, bits of machinery and
Floyd | general odds and ends. About the only place to stand is here in the
Floyd | doorway heading back north, as the huge heap of rubbish takes up most
Floyd | of the floor space. At the south end of this room are the dim
Floyd | beginnings of a passage heading upwards, but whatever set of stairs or
Floyd | ladder led up there has long since rotted away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x heap"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 161
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HEAP
Floyd |
Floyd | The heap of rubbish towers about five feet in the air, and is made up
Floyd | of all kinds of different items.
Floyd |
Floyd | You dig through the dirty and unpleasant heap for a short time, and
Floyd | uncover a rusty but serviceable helmet!
Floyd |
Floyd | (putting the small red tube into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | You dig it out of the heap and take it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x helmet"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 162
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | A rusty old medieval helmet, with sturdy metal bracing over the facial
Floyd | area, and beautiful red plumes set in the top. The interior of the
Floyd | helmet is extremely well-padded and reinforced.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Beautiful plumage!"
Zach says (to Floyd), "wear it"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 163
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR IT
Floyd |
Floyd | You put on the rusty helmet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 164
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | The normal, ordinary sorcery student-type robes that seem to have
Floyd | materialised on your body in this strange and mystical land suit you
Floyd | well.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x heap"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 165
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HEAP
Floyd |
Floyd | The heap of rubbish towers about five feet in the air, and is made up
Floyd | of all kinds of different items.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x vial"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 166
Floyd |
Floyd | > X VIAL
Floyd |
Floyd | The vial contains a clear colourless liquid. On the side of the vial
Floyd | is the cryptic lettering #1 #17.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Hydrogen what?"
Zach says, "Chloride"
DavidW asks, "Hydrochloric acid, then?"
Zach says, "Do not drink"
Zach says, "Yeah"
DavidW asks, "Maybe use on the blockage or on the rusty door?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x dish"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 167
Floyd |
Floyd | > X DISH
Floyd |
Floyd | A small earthenware dish with a wide flat lip. Scratched into the
Floyd | earthenware surface of the dish are the letters #29 #16
Floyd | #8(4). The dish contains some small blue crystals.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Hmm, copper sulfur oxygen"
Zach | Copper sulfate reacts with concentrated hydrochloric acid very strongly.
DavidW asks, "Where did that line come from?"
Zach says, "wikipedia"
Zach says, "I'm not sure what the use would be, though"
Zach says, "So much for a simple game"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x tube"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 168
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TUBE
Floyd |
Floyd | A short red tube. Small printing on the side reads All-Purpose
Floyd | Wood Hastener.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Zach says (to Floyd), "cf35"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 168
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, this game isn't simple, but I'm not as familiar with it as Meteor."
Zach says (to Floyd), "use tub on stairs"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 168
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE TUB ON STAIRS
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no tub here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "use tube on stairs"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 168
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE TUBE ON STAIRS
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no stairs here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 169
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Rubbish Heap
Floyd | This small room has been put into use as a rubbish tip for all of
Floyd | Ninario's cast-off spellcasting implements, bits of machinery and
Floyd | general odds and ends. About the only place to stand is here in the
Floyd | doorway heading back north, as the huge heap of rubbish takes up most
Floyd | of the floor space. At the south end of this room are the dim
Floyd | beginnings of a passage heading upwards, but whatever set of stairs or
Floyd | ladder led up there has long since rotted away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach asks, "Hmm, 'wood hastener?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x flask"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 170
Floyd |
Floyd | > X FLASK
Floyd |
Floyd | The glass flask contains a white powdery substance. Inscribed on its
Floyd | side is the cryptic lettering #19 #7 #8(3).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I dunno what 'wood hastener' means."
Zach says (to Floyd), "lick tube"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 171
Floyd |
Floyd | > LICK TUBE
Floyd |
Floyd | (opening the tube of wood hastener first)
Floyd | The reddish paste has an extremely earthy taste and it's not entirely
Floyd | pleasant. In fact, it makes you feel a trifle ill.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 172
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a rusty helmet (perched on your head)
Floyd |   an exercise book
Floyd |   a stick of butter
Floyd |   a ceramic bowl
Floyd |     a translucent crystalline substance
Floyd |   an earthenware dish
Floyd |     some small blue crystals
Floyd |   a vial of liquid
Floyd |   a flask
Floyd |     a white powdery substance
Floyd |   a small stone bottle
Floyd |   a leather pouch (which is closed)
Floyd |   a magnesium flare (providing light)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     a tube of wood hastener
Floyd |     a silk purse (which is closed)
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     an empty chamberpot
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "climb heap"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 173
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLIMB HEAP
Floyd |
Floyd | You clamber up onto the rubbish heap, but bits of it slip and slide
Floyd | under your feet, pitching you back to the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look up"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 174
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK UP
Floyd |
Floyd | Whatever set of stairs or ladder led up to the passage has long since
Floyd | rotted away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search heap"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 175
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEARCH HEAP
Floyd |
Floyd | You search the heap of rubbish again, but don't find anything.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 176
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't reach high enough to pull yourself into the passage.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x passage"
Floyd ]  Rubbish Heap                              Score: 3     Moves: 177
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PASSAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | The passage heads upward at a forty-five degree angle, but is far too
Floyd | high to reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think we missed a room somewhere, but if we haven't, maybe experimenting with chemistry is in order."
DavidW says, "We can show all this stuff to Ninny too."
Zach says, "That's not a bad idea"
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Basement                                  Score: 3     Moves: 178
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You head along the slimy passage to the basement.
Floyd |
Floyd | Basement
Floyd | The slow drip of water echoes through this dark and damp room. The
Floyd | walls and floor are wet with moisture, and the air seems stuffy and
Floyd | unclean. A doorway opens to the north, and a most unwholesome odour
Floyd | emanates from that direction. The spiral staircase climbs back up to
Floyd | the main hall here, and a narrow slimy passage heads south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 179
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | Braving the foul odour, you step through the doorway.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sewer
Floyd | Dank and dark, this is one of the less memorable attractions you've
Floyd | visited. You're not certain how often Ninario has this room cleaned,
Floyd | but the stench is horrendous. A miasma of gas seems to hang in the
Floyd | air, visible as a shimmering in the corner of your eye. The basement
Floyd | lies back through the doorway to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A vat looms here, six feet high, and constructed of stone, with a
Floyd | metal ladder leading up to the rim.  There is a large stone channel
Floyd | connected to the bottom of the vat, where waste is supposed to exit
Floyd | the vat. The channel leads along the floor to the wall, where you can
Floyd | see the lip of a small outflow pipe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "look in pipe"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 180
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK  IN PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | The sewer outflow pipe is operating normally.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "get in vat"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 181
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET IN VAT
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't want to go swimming around in all that filth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Basement                                  Score: 3     Moves: 182
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the relatively cleaner air of the basement.
Floyd |
Floyd | Basement
Floyd | The slow drip of water echoes through this dark and damp room. The
Floyd | walls and floor are wet with moisture, and the air seems stuffy and
Floyd | unclean. A doorway opens to the north, and a most unwholesome odour
Floyd | emanates from that direction. The spiral staircase climbs back up to
Floyd | the main hall here, and a narrow slimy passage heads south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 3     Moves: 183
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You trudge back up the rickety stairs into the brightness of the main
Floyd | hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands closed to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 3     Moves: 184
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You head down the stone passageway and emerge into the bright sunshine
Floyd | of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | The whole interior of the caer is given over to a simple, large
Floyd | courtyard, enclosed by a tall wall of stone on all four sides. To the
Floyd | west, a large bailey passage tunnels through the thick wall of the
Floyd | caer to the outside world. On either side of the bailey, stairs ascend
Floyd | to the top of the outer wall. A flagstone path curves northeast and
Floyd | southeast around the base of the tower, and also extends west from the
Floyd | tower doorway to the large portcullis sealing off the bailey passage
Floyd | directly across the courtyard. Beyond the portcullis is a short
Floyd | passageway, followed by a set of iron-banded wooden doors, massive and
Floyd | imposing. To the east is the passage back into the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large white fountain, shimmering with cascading water, sits
Floyd | majestically in the middle of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x fountain"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 3     Moves: 185
Floyd |
Floyd | > X FOUNTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Clear glittering water cascades down over the pristine alabaster
Floyd | surfaces of the fountain. Small marble figurines line the rim of the
Floyd | fountain. The base of the fountain is full of water.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x figurines"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 3     Moves: 186
Floyd |
Floyd | > X FIGURINES
Floyd |
Floyd | The delicate figurines are exquisitely sculpted in marble, yet somehow
Floyd | they lack the statuesque majesty of most sculptures. Perhaps this is
Floyd | because they are exquisitely sculpted marble rabbits. They line the
Floyd | fountain, spraying water into it around the sides of their prominent
Floyd | front teeth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "look in fountain"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 3     Moves: 187
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK IN FOUNTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | The fountain is full of clear glittering water that continuously
Floyd | cascades from the top down into the base.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x teeth"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 3     Moves: 187
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TEETH
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no teeth here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "get in fountain"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 3     Moves: 188
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET IN FOUNTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | You would get your feet all wet if you did that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 3     Moves: 189
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | The portcullis blocks further passage to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  Atop the West Wall                        Score: 3     Moves: 190
Floyd |
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd | You clamber up the stairs beside the bailey.
Floyd |
Floyd | Atop the West Wall
Floyd | The landscape of this strange place stretches out from the caer west
Floyd | to the horizon. Cultivated fields are spread out below, a
Floyd | multicoloured cloak draped over the shoulders of the land. A dry
Floyd | ribbon of road runs past the caer heading northeast and southwest
Floyd | through the fields. Villages, visible as small clusters of buildings,
Floyd | dot the farmlands. The fields continue flat and level for quite some
Floyd | distance, gradually leading into more hilly country. Beyond the hills,
Floyd | far in the distance, the many spires and towers of a city or large
Floyd | fortress rise up to touch the sky.
Floyd |
Floyd | The caer wall stretches away to the north and south. The wall is very
Floyd | wide here, encompassing the entire width of the bailey below. A small
Floyd | stone building perches on the wall to the west. The courtyard is back
Floyd | down the stairs to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Perhaps we need rabbiteen velvet."
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Gatehouse                                 Score: 3     Moves: 191
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step inside the gatehouse.
Floyd |
Floyd | Gatehouse
Floyd | The area above the bailey is a small, square stone room, bare and
Floyd | featureless but for the holes riddling the floor, used for pouring
Floyd | boiling oil or water over invaders in the bailey below. A doorway east
Floyd | leads back out to the top of the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarred and rusted machine fills the western wall of the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x machine"
Floyd ]  Gatehouse                                 Score: 3     Moves: 192
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MACHINE
Floyd |
Floyd | The machine looms ominously against the western wall of this room. It
Floyd | is scarred and pitted with age, the rusting metal of its construction
Floyd | flaking away. Various gears, hoses and wheels line the front of the
Floyd | machine and large chains rise up out of holes in the floor to loop
Floyd | around some of the gears on the machine.
Floyd |
Floyd | The most comprehensible part of the whole thing is a small funnel or
Floyd | spout that sticks out of the right hand side. There is a small brass
Floyd | plate affixed to the front of the machine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x plate"
Floyd ]  Gatehouse                                 Score: 3     Moves: 193
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PLATE
Floyd |
Floyd |      Hydrolytic Counterbalancing Machine
Floyd |                    MARK IV
Floyd |  *** THESE MACHINES ARE FACTORY CALIBRATED ***
Floyd |  ***   FOR SPECIFIC QUANTITIES OF FLUIDS   ***
Floyd |         (See manual for specifications)
Floyd |     Use of other than calibrated quantities
Floyd |        will not harm the machine but may
Floyd |          result in improper operation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Yeah, looks like a measuring puzzle"
DavidW says, "yeah, the measuring puzzle rears its head."
Zach says (to Floyd), "x funnel"
Floyd ]  Gatehouse                                 Score: 3     Moves: 194
Floyd |
Floyd | > X FUNNEL
Floyd |
Floyd | The funnel sticks out from the right-hand side of the machine. The
Floyd | rust staining its metal bears evidence to its use for receiving
Floyd | liquid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "If we can't find the manual, ask Ninny about the gate."
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Atop the West Wall                        Score: 3     Moves: 195
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step out of the gatehouse and back onto the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Atop the West Wall
Floyd | The landscape of this strange place stretches out from the caer west
Floyd | to the horizon. Cultivated fields are spread out below, a
Floyd | multicoloured cloak draped over the shoulders of the land. A dry
Floyd | ribbon of road runs past the caer heading northeast and southwest
Floyd | through the fields. Villages, visible as small clusters of buildings,
Floyd | dot the farmlands. The fields continue flat and level for quite some
Floyd | distance, gradually leading into more hilly country. Beyond the hills,
Floyd | far in the distance, the many spires and towers of a city or large
Floyd | fortress rise up to touch the sky.
Floyd |
Floyd | The caer wall stretches away to the north and south. The wall is very
Floyd | wide here, encompassing the entire width of the bailey below. A small
Floyd | stone building perches on the wall to the west. The courtyard is back
Floyd | down the stairs to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Atop the West Wall                        Score: 3     Moves: 196
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | Rather than walking around the perimeter of the entire wall to end up
Floyd | right back here, you opt to save everyone's time and just stay put.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  Atop the West Wall                        Score: 3     Moves: 197
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | The courtyard is back down the stairs, the gatehouse is to the west,
Floyd | and the wall continues north and south from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 3     Moves: 198
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend the weathered stone steps to the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | The whole interior of the caer is given over to a simple, large
Floyd | courtyard, enclosed by a tall wall of stone on all four sides. To the
Floyd | west, a large bailey passage tunnels through the thick wall of the
Floyd | caer to the outside world. On either side of the bailey, stairs ascend
Floyd | to the top of the outer wall. A flagstone path curves northeast and
Floyd | southeast around the base of the tower, and also extends west from the
Floyd | tower doorway to the large portcullis sealing off the bailey passage
Floyd | directly across the courtyard. Beyond the portcullis is a short
Floyd | passageway, followed by a set of iron-banded wooden doors, massive and
Floyd | imposing. To the east is the passage back into the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large white fountain, shimmering with cascading water, sits
Floyd | majestically in the middle of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  North of Tower                            Score: 3     Moves: 199
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You follow the path northeast around the corner of the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | North of Tower
Floyd | The northern part of the courtyard is a wide and open space, with
Floyd | hard-packed dirt underfoot. To the north, the wall of the caer runs
Floyd | east and west. The main courtyard can be reached by heading southwest
Floyd | along the stone path, while to the southeast, the path continues
Floyd | around the base of the tower, to where the courtyard opens out into a
Floyd | wide plot of earth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  Garden Plot                               Score: 3     Moves: 200
Floyd |
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | You follow the path southeast to the garden plot.
Floyd |
Floyd | Garden Plot
Floyd | A large plot of earth has been cleared here, as though there was a
Floyd | garden at one time, but it is now barren and lifeless. To the east is
Floyd | the wall of the caer running north and south. Paths head northwest and
Floyd | southwest around the base of the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x plot"
Floyd ]  Garden Plot                               Score: 3     Moves: 201
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PLOT
Floyd |
Floyd | The plot of earth is barren and lifeless. It must not have been tilled
Floyd | or planted in years.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  South of Tower                            Score: 3     Moves: 202
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You follow the path southwest around the base of the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | South of Tower
Floyd | The path around the tower branches here, with a small pebbled walk
Floyd | heading south to the door of a small wooden shed. Beyond the shed the
Floyd | wall of the caer runs east and west. The stone path heads northwest to
Floyd | the courtyard, and northeast to where it opens out into a wide plot of
Floyd | earth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  South of Tower                            Score: 3     Moves: 203
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You try to enter the shed, but the lock is rusted shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x lock"
Floyd ]  South of Tower                            Score: 3     Moves: 204
Floyd |
Floyd | > X LOCK
Floyd |
Floyd | The lock is a heavy iron affair.  Rust covers it, and you doubt you
Floyd | could open it even if you had the right key.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "break lock"
Floyd ]  South of Tower                            Score: 3     Moves: 205
Floyd |
Floyd | > BREAK LOCK
Floyd |
Floyd | Aside from the emotional scarring, the lock remains undamaged by your
Floyd | brutal and senseless attack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Maybe science would be good for this"
DavidW says, "Melt it off, perhaps, yes."
DavidW says, "I don't know how much of every ingredient we have."
Zach says (to Floyd), "x vial"
Floyd ]  South of Tower                            Score: 3     Moves: 206
Floyd |
Floyd | > X VIAL
Floyd |
Floyd | The vial contains a clear colourless liquid. On the side of the vial
Floyd | is the cryptic lettering #1 #17.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Zach says (to Floyd), "cf36"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  South of Tower                            Score: 3     Moves: 206
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "pour vial on lock"
Floyd ]  South of Tower                            Score: 3     Moves: 207
Floyd |
Floyd | > POUR VIAL ON LOCK
Floyd |
Floyd | You pull the stopper from the vial, and pour the muriatic acid over
Floyd | the rusted lock. It bubbles and roils as it eats away at the
Floyd | oxidation, chewing through the metal. Within a few minutes, there is
Floyd | substantially less of the lock.
Floyd |
Floyd | The vial itself vanishes, a handy consequence of the Thalionic
Floyd | Antimagic Litter Campaign.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Hmm, I guess see if there's anything important in the shed? If not we can reload."
DavidW says, "There'll be something in there, I'm sure."
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Inside the Shed                           Score: 3     Moves: 208
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | Its lock now damaged and useless, the shed door opens easily, and you
Floyd | step inside.
Floyd |
Floyd | Inside the Shed
Floyd | A small shed once used to store gardening implements. It is now mostly
Floyd | empty, with only a few broken remnants of garden tools remaining. A
Floyd | large trap door lies in the floor of the shed. Daylight streams
Floyd | through the open door to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | An old watering can, spotted with rust, sits amongst the broken tools.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x take acn"
Floyd ]  Inside the Shed                           Score: 3     Moves: 208
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TAKE ACN
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can't see that here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x take can"
Floyd ]  Inside the Shed                           Score: 3     Moves: 208
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TAKE CAN
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can't see that here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "gah"
Zach says (to Floyd), "take can"
Floyd ]  Inside the Shed                           Score: 3     Moves: 209
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CAN
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x can"
Floyd ]  Inside the Shed                           Score: 3     Moves: 210
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CAN
Floyd |
Floyd | Spotted with rust, the old watering can has seen better days. Despite
Floyd | the rust, the can looks still capable of holding water: 5 pints worth,
Floyd | to judge from the rusty 5 stamped into the side. It is
Floyd | currently empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Oh joy"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x tools"
Floyd ]  Inside the Shed                           Score: 3     Moves: 211
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TOOLS
Floyd |
Floyd | The broken tools sit here, neglected and rusted.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky arrives, full of fun and funk.
Zach says (to Floyd), "search tools"
Floyd ]  Inside the Shed                           Score: 3     Moves: 212
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEARCH TOOLS
Floyd |
Floyd | You rummage through the old tools, but they're all too broken and
Floyd | rusted to be of use to you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "open trap door"
Floyd ]  Inside the Shed                           Score: 3     Moves: 213
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN TRAP DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the trap door, revealing worn stone steps leading downward.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Slimy Passage                             Score: 3     Moves: 214
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend the worn stone steps.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slimy Passage
Floyd | This narrow passage under the shed is dark, slimy and unpleasant. The
Floyd | passage continues north, and worn stone steps end at the open trap
Floyd | door above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Might lead to the top of the heap."
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Slimy Ledge                               Score: 3     Moves: 215
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You scuttle along the narrow slimy passage.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slimy Ledge
Floyd | The passage from the south ends here at a small slimy ledge that juts
Floyd | out over an open room below. The room down there appears to have been
Floyd | put into use as a rubbish tip for all of Ninario's cast-off
Floyd | spellcasting implements, bits of machinery and general odds and ends.
Floyd | The huge heap of rubbish takes up most of the floor space. North of
Floyd | the heap, a tunnel leads out of the room. Mouldy remnants of wood
Floyd | suggest steps might once have led up to this ledge but they have long
Floyd | since rotted away. It looks possible to clamber down into the room,
Floyd | but climbing back up would be another story.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again. DavidW asks, "hm. Wood remnants?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x wood"
Floyd ]  Slimy Ledge                               Score: 3     Moves: 216
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WOOD
Floyd |
Floyd | A short red tube. Small printing on the side reads All-Purpose
Floyd | Wood Hastener. The tube seems to contain a reddish paste.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x remnants"
Floyd ]  Slimy Ledge                               Score: 3     Moves: 216
Floyd |
Floyd | > X REMNANTS
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no remnants here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x ladder"
Floyd ]  Slimy Ledge                               Score: 3     Moves: 216
Floyd |
Floyd | > X LADDER
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x steps"
Floyd ]  Slimy Ledge                               Score: 3     Moves: 216
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STEPS
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no steps here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, maybe not."
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Slimy Passage                             Score: 3     Moves: 217
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You crawl back south down the slimy passage.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slimy Passage
Floyd | This narrow passage under the shed is dark, slimy and unpleasant. The
Floyd | passage continues north, and worn stone steps end at the open trap
Floyd | door above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Inside the Shed                           Score: 3     Moves: 218
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You ascend the worn stone steps into the shed.
Floyd |
Floyd | Inside the Shed
Floyd | A small shed once used to store gardening implements. It is now mostly
Floyd | empty, with only a few broken remnants of garden tools remaining. A
Floyd | large trap door gapes open here, revealing worn stone steps leading
Floyd | downward. Daylight streams through the open door to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  South of Tower                            Score: 3     Moves: 219
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step out of the shed.
Floyd |
Floyd | South of Tower
Floyd | The path around the tower branches here, with a small pebbled walk
Floyd | heading south to the door of a small wooden shed. Beyond the shed the
Floyd | wall of the caer runs east and west. The stone path heads northwest to
Floyd | the courtyard, and northeast to where it opens out into a wide plot of
Floyd | earth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 3     Moves: 220
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd | You follow the path northwest, back to the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | The whole interior of the caer is given over to a simple, large
Floyd | courtyard, enclosed by a tall wall of stone on all four sides. To the
Floyd | west, a large bailey passage tunnels through the thick wall of the
Floyd | caer to the outside world. On either side of the bailey, stairs ascend
Floyd | to the top of the outer wall. A flagstone path curves northeast and
Floyd | southeast around the base of the tower, and also extends west from the
Floyd | tower doorway to the large portcullis sealing off the bailey passage
Floyd | directly across the courtyard. Beyond the portcullis is a short
Floyd | passageway, followed by a set of iron-banded wooden doors, massive and
Floyd | imposing. To the east is the passage back into the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large white fountain, shimmering with cascading water, sits
Floyd | majestically in the middle of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 3     Moves: 221
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You head down the stone passageway back into the gloom of the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands closed to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Fountain is an obvious water source for the measuring puzzle."
DavidW says, "All we really need to know is what amount to give it."
Zach says, "Ah, yeah. We probably also use the water for our chemical reactions."
Zach says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 3     Moves: 222
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You ascend gingerly to the first floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  South Hallway                             Score: 3     Moves: 223
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south down the hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | South Hallway
Floyd | Daylight seeps almost apologetically into the passage through the
Floyd | narrow window in the south wall. A set of open double doors lead west
Floyd | to the library and a smaller oaken door lies open to the east. The dim
Floyd | sunlight reveals a set of stairs to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 224
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the study.
Floyd |
Floyd | Study
Floyd | More orderly than the library to the west, but still rather cluttered,
Floyd | this room looks like it is used on a regular basis. Although it lacks
Floyd | the appointment of a proper bed, the settee in the corner, loaded with
Floyd | pillows, tells you Ninario sleeps in here more often than not. A desk
Floyd | sits in the corner, loaded with papers, half-written spell scrolls,
Floyd | and various mouldy old books. A long, glowing strip of parchment hangs
Floyd | from the northern wall. Large glass windows on the southern and
Floyd | eastern walls admit bright shining sunlight into the room. West, the
Floyd | open door leads back to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bearskin rug lies across the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario scratches his head as he studies something at his desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask ninario about machine"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 225
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINARIO ABOUT MACHINE
Floyd |
Floyd | "You know," muses Ninario, "it's been so many years since I left the
Floyd | caer, I can't even remember how much water you have to put in that
Floyd | machine to open the portcullis. Mm-yes. No. You'll just have to
Floyd | experiment."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Thanks"
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask ninario about vial"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 226
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINARIO ABOUT VIAL
Floyd |
Floyd | "The vial of liquid?" says Ninario. "Whatever you do, don't get any on
Floyd | you. It's muriatic acid. Eats through metal like rabbits through a
Floyd | field of carrots. Mm-yes."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask ninario about flask"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 227
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINARIO ABOUT FLASK
Floyd |
Floyd | "I've got various purses, pouches and dishes of chemicals down in the
Floyd | laboratory. If you bring them up here, I'll gladly identify any of
Floyd | them for you."
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario shuffles the papers on his desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask ninario about bowl"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 228
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINARIO ABOUT BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | "I've got various purses, pouches and dishes of chemicals down in the
Floyd | laboratory. If you bring them up here, I'll gladly identify any of
Floyd | them for you."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "well, if our containers are 3 and 5 units each, I'd guess 4 is the magic number."
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 229
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   an empty watering can
Floyd |   a rusty helmet (perched on your head)
Floyd |   an exercise book
Floyd |   a stick of butter
Floyd |   a ceramic bowl
Floyd |     a translucent crystalline substance
Floyd |   an earthenware dish
Floyd |     some small blue crystals
Floyd |   a flask
Floyd |     a white powdery substance
Floyd |   a small stone bottle
Floyd |   a leather pouch (which is closed)
Floyd |   a magnesium flare (providing light)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     a tube of wood hastener
Floyd |     a silk purse (which is closed)
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     an empty chamberpot
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "I'm terrible at mixing puzzles"
DavidW says, "show the stuff to ninny, not ask."
Zach says (to Floyd), "show bowl to ninny"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 230
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHOW BOWL TO NINNY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Those are ammonium sulphate crystals. Not really terribly useful,
Floyd | except as a fertiliser. They're left over from other experiments."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Maybe combined with the wood hastener"
Zach says, "There's that empty gardener plot"
Zach says (to Floyd), "show helmet to ninny"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 231
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHOW HELMET TO NINNY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Do all apprentices go around picking up everything that isn't fixed
Floyd | in place? I'm very impressed that you managed to find a rusty helmet
Floyd | but I'd be much more impressed if you managed to find my spectacles."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "well, the plot is an obvious grow-something-here location."
Zach says (to Floyd), "show dish to ninny"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 232
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHOW DISH TO NINNY
Floyd |
Floyd | "That's copper sulphate," says Ninario.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario blows his nose noisily on his sleeve.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "show purse to ninny"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 233
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHOW PURSE TO NINNY
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the silk purse)
Floyd | (opening the silk purse first)
Floyd | "Is it yellow?" asks Ninario without looking up. "If it is, it's
Floyd | sulphur."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bottle"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 234
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BOTTLE
Floyd |
Floyd | The small bottle looks exactly like those stone bottles of ginger
Floyd | beer, but the label on the side reads WizStrip Paint Stripper,
Floyd | Industrial Strength. Then in smaller letters: WARNING: Highly
Floyd | reactive. Do not mix with methane.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "I wish chemistry class had been this easy"
inky has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge. DavidW says, "I'm tempted to drop that bottle into the vat from the hole far above."
Zach says (to Floyd), "show flask to ninny"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 235
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHOW FLASK TO NINNY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah," says Ninario, "saltpetre. I thought I only had a bit
Floyd | left."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "That's not a bad idea"
DavidW says, "I'm sure opening it while standing in the fumes is a bad idea."
Zach says (to Floyd), "show pouch to ninny"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 236
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHOW POUCH TO NINNY
Floyd |
Floyd | (opening the leather pouch first)
Floyd | "That looks like charcoal to me. Mm-yes," says Ninario.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "show butter to ninny"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 237
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHOW BUTTER TO NINNY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Do all apprentices go around picking up everything that isn't fixed
Floyd | in place? I'm very impressed that you managed to find a creamy yellow
Floyd | stick of butter but I'd be much more impressed if you managed to find
Floyd | my spectacles."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Good, now we have everything we need to fire Ninny out of the cannon"
Zach says (to Floyd), "show chamberpot to ninny"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 238
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHOW CHAMBERPOT TO NINNY
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the chamberpot)
Floyd | (putting the leather pouch into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | "That's the chamberpot from under my bed!" says Ninario in surprise.
Floyd | "Really, you young people are so very odd. Do all apprentices run
Floyd | around picking up everything that isn't fixed in place?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario mutters to himself as he works at his desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 3     Moves: 239
Floyd |
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd | That was a rhetorical question.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach asks, "Drop bottle in hole?"
DavidW says, "yes, but open it just before we drop it."
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  South Hallway                             Score: 3     Moves: 240
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the south hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | South Hallway
Floyd | Daylight seeps almost apologetically into the passage through the
Floyd | narrow window in the south wall. A set of open double doors lead west
Floyd | to the library and a smaller oaken door lies open to the east. The dim
Floyd | sunlight reveals a set of stairs to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 3     Moves: 241
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You head north up the hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  North Hallway                             Score: 3     Moves: 242
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You head north up the hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Hallway
Floyd | A small narrow window on the northern wall admits bright warm sunlight
Floyd | into this end of the hall. A bedroom lies through the open door to the
Floyd | west. East is an open solid stone door. The stairs are to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 3     Moves: 243
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the garderobe.
Floyd |
Floyd | Garderobe
Floyd | The peak of ancient plumbing technology, the garderobe is a fairly
Floyd | simple affair: a short stone bench jutting out from the wall with the
Floyd | usual-sized hole roughly in the middle of it, and a rack for reading
Floyd | material attached to the wall. The only odd thing is the lack of any
Floyd | toilet paper. Perhaps it's all accomplished magically. A small narrow
Floyd | window on the northern wall admits some light into this room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "open bottle"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 3     Moves: 244
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN BOTTLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You prise the lid from the stone bottle, revealing yellowish oily
Floyd | paint stripper.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "drop bottle in hole"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 3     Moves: 245
Floyd |
Floyd | > DROP BOTTLE IN HOLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You drop the bottle of WizStrip into the hole. There is a quick
Floyd | magical whoosh, and the hole is empty once again.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Oh, that's a magic toilet"
Zach says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 3     Moves: 244
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Garderobe
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 3     Moves: 243
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Garderobe
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I didn't hear a kaboom. Maybe pour it on the blockage then."
DavidW asks, "or pour it in the hole?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "open bottle"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 3     Moves: 244
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN BOTTLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You prise the lid from the stone bottle, revealing yellowish oily
Floyd | paint stripper.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "pour bottle in hole"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 3     Moves: 245
Floyd |
Floyd | > POUR BOTTLE IN HOLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You pour the contents of the bottle of WizStrip into the hole. There
Floyd | is a quick magical whoosh, and the hole is empty once again.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bottle itself vanishes, a handy consequence of the Thalionic
Floyd | Antimagic Litter Campaign.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 3     Moves: 244
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Garderobe
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 3     Moves: 243
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Garderobe
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "I think this makes waste magically disappear"
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  North Hallway                             Score: 3     Moves: 244
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the north hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Hallway
Floyd | A small narrow window on the northern wall admits bright warm sunlight
Floyd | into this end of the hall. A bedroom lies through the open door to the
Floyd | west. East is an open solid stone door. The stairs are to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 3     Moves: 245
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south down the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 3     Moves: 246
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend the stairs to the ground floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands closed to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Basement                                  Score: 3     Moves: 247
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend cautiously down the rickety staircase.
Floyd |
Floyd | Basement
Floyd | The slow drip of water echoes through this dark and damp room. The
Floyd | walls and floor are wet with moisture, and the air seems stuffy and
Floyd | unclean. A doorway opens to the north, and a most unwholesome odour
Floyd | emanates from that direction. The spiral staircase climbs back up to
Floyd | the main hall here, and a narrow slimy passage heads south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 248
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | Braving the foul odour, you step through the doorway.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sewer
Floyd | Dank and dark, this is one of the less memorable attractions you've
Floyd | visited. You're not certain how often Ninario has this room cleaned,
Floyd | but the stench is horrendous. A miasma of gas seems to hang in the
Floyd | air, visible as a shimmering in the corner of your eye. The basement
Floyd | lies back through the doorway to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A vat looms here, six feet high, and constructed of stone, with a
Floyd | metal ladder leading up to the rim.  There is a large stone channel
Floyd | connected to the bottom of the vat, where waste is supposed to exit
Floyd | the vat. The channel leads along the floor to the wall, where you can
Floyd | see the lip of a small outflow pipe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x channel"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 249
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CHANNEL
Floyd |
Floyd | The stone channel leads from the sewer vat to the outflow pipe. The
Floyd | opening from the vat to the channel is blocked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I half-wonder if we can enter the hole safely."
Zach says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 250
Floyd |
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't want to go swimming around in all that filth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "open bottle"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 251
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN BOTTLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You prise the lid from the stone bottle, revealing yellowish oily
Floyd | paint stripper.
Floyd |
Floyd | As the pent-up sewer gases in this room react with the paint stripper
Floyd | in the stone bottle, a sudden violent explosion rocks the room. Close
Floyd | to the bottle as you are, you form the epicentre of the explosion, and
Floyd | end up violently and messily scattered around the room.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 3 out of a possible 50, in 251 turns, meaning
Floyd | you spent a lot of time playing interactive fiction in the computer
Floyd | lab.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 3     Moves: 250
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Sewer
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "so... does the hole not deposit its wastes here?"
Zach says, "Hmm, I dunno. Let me try again"
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Basement                                  Score: 3     Moves: 251
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the relatively cleaner air of the basement.
Floyd |
Floyd | Basement
Floyd | The slow drip of water echoes through this dark and damp room. The
Floyd | walls and floor are wet with moisture, and the air seems stuffy and
Floyd | unclean. A doorway opens to the north, and a most unwholesome odour
Floyd | emanates from that direction. The spiral staircase climbs back up to
Floyd | the main hall here, and a narrow slimy passage heads south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Or maybe we don't hear the explosion."
Zach says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 3     Moves: 252
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You trudge back up the rickety stairs into the brightness of the main
Floyd | hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands closed to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 3     Moves: 253
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You ascend gingerly to the first floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  North Hallway                             Score: 3     Moves: 254
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You head north up the hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Hallway
Floyd | A small narrow window on the northern wall admits bright warm sunlight
Floyd | into this end of the hall. A bedroom lies through the open door to the
Floyd | west. East is an open solid stone door. The stairs are to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 3     Moves: 255
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the garderobe.
Floyd |
Floyd | Garderobe
Floyd | The peak of ancient plumbing technology, the garderobe is a fairly
Floyd | simple affair: a short stone bench jutting out from the wall with the
Floyd | usual-sized hole roughly in the middle of it, and a rack for reading
Floyd | material attached to the wall. The only odd thing is the lack of any
Floyd | toilet paper. Perhaps it's all accomplished magically. A small narrow
Floyd | window on the northern wall admits some light into this room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Zach says (to Floyd), "cf37"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 3     Moves: 255
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "open bottlel"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 3     Moves: 255
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN BOTTLEL
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no bottlel here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "open bottle"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 3     Moves: 256
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN BOTTLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You prise the lid from the stone bottle, revealing yellowish oily
Floyd | paint stripper.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "pour bottle in hole"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 3     Moves: 257
Floyd |
Floyd | > POUR BOTTLE IN HOLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You pour the contents of the bottle of WizStrip into the hole. There
Floyd | is a quick magical whoosh, and the hole is empty once again.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bottle itself vanishes, a handy consequence of the Thalionic
Floyd | Antimagic Litter Campaign.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Maybe it's just the flush that's magic"
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  North Hallway                             Score: 7     Moves: 258
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the north hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Hallway
Floyd | A small narrow window on the northern wall admits bright warm sunlight
Floyd | into this end of the hall. A bedroom lies through the open door to the
Floyd | west. East is an open solid stone door. The stairs are to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, a violent explosion rocks the depths of the tower, and a
Floyd | massive gurgling and sucking sound echoes up from the basement.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by four points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Yay"
DavidW says, "ah, delayed reaction."
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 7     Moves: 259
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south down the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  North Hallway                             Score: 7     Moves: 260
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You head north up the hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Hallway
Floyd | A small narrow window on the northern wall admits bright warm sunlight
Floyd | into this end of the hall. A bedroom lies through the open door to the
Floyd | west. East is an open solid stone door. The stairs are to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Garderobe                                 Score: 7     Moves: 261
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the garderobe.
Floyd |
Floyd | Garderobe
Floyd | The peak of ancient plumbing technology, the garderobe is a fairly
Floyd | simple affair: a short stone bench jutting out from the wall with the
Floyd | usual-sized hole roughly in the middle of it, and a rack for reading
Floyd | material attached to the wall. The only odd thing is the lack of any
Floyd | toilet paper. Perhaps it's all accomplished magically. A small narrow
Floyd | window on the northern wall admits some light into this room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  North Hallway                             Score: 7     Moves: 262
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the north hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Hallway
Floyd | A small narrow window on the northern wall admits bright warm sunlight
Floyd | into this end of the hall. A bedroom lies through the open door to the
Floyd | west. East is an open solid stone door. The stairs are to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 7     Moves: 263
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south down the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 7     Moves: 264
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend the stairs to the ground floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands closed to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Basement                                  Score: 7     Moves: 265
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend cautiously down the rickety staircase.
Floyd |
Floyd | Basement
Floyd | The slow drip of water echoes through this dark and damp room. The
Floyd | walls and floor are wet with moisture, and the air seems stuffy and
Floyd | unclean. A doorway opens to the north, and a most unwholesome odour
Floyd | emanates from that direction. The spiral staircase climbs back up to
Floyd | the main hall here, and a narrow slimy passage heads south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 7     Moves: 266
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | Braving the foul odour, you step through the doorway.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sewer
Floyd | Dank and dark, this is one of the less memorable attractions you've
Floyd | visited. You're not certain how often Ninario has this room cleaned,
Floyd | but the stench is horrendous. The basement lies back through the
Floyd | doorway to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A vat looms here, six feet high, and constructed of stone, with a
Floyd | metal ladder leading up to the rim.  There is a large stone channel
Floyd | connected to the bottom of the vat, where waste is supposed to exit
Floyd | the vat. The channel leads along the floor to the wall, where you can
Floyd | see the lip of a small outflow pipe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x channel"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 7     Moves: 267
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CHANNEL
Floyd |
Floyd | The stone channel leads from the sewer vat to the outflow pipe. It
Floyd | seems to be operating normally.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in vat"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 7     Moves: 268
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK IN VAT
Floyd |
Floyd | This stinking vat is empty of filth. Sitting in bottom of the sewage
Floyd | vat are a pair of spectacles.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take spectacles"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 7     Moves: 269
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE SPECTACLES
Floyd |
Floyd | You'll have to enter the vat to get them.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Huzzah! eww!"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter vat"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 7     Moves: 270
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER VAT
Floyd |
Floyd | You scoot up the ladder and into the vat.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lining the bottom of the sewage vat are a pair of spectacles.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take spectacles"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 7     Moves: 271
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE SPECTACLES
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x them"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 7     Moves: 272
Floyd |
Floyd | > X THEM
Floyd |
Floyd | An ordinary pair of wire-rim spectacles. They're the same pair Ninario
Floyd | was wearing when you first arrived. They're extremely filthy, almost
Floyd | too dirty to even see through the lenses.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "clean them"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 8     Moves: 273
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLEAN THEM
Floyd |
Floyd | You carefully wipe the lenses down with a corner of your robe, giving
Floyd | them the tender loving care treatment.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 8     Moves: 274
Floyd |
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | You get out of the sewage vat.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sewer
Floyd | Dank and dark, this is one of the less memorable attractions you've
Floyd | visited. You're not certain how often Ninario has this room cleaned,
Floyd | but the stench is horrendous. The basement lies back through the
Floyd | doorway to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A vat looms here, six feet high, and constructed of stone, with a
Floyd | metal ladder leading up to the rim.  There is a large stone channel
Floyd | connected to the bottom of the vat, where waste is supposed to exit
Floyd | the vat. The channel leads along the floor to the wall, where you can
Floyd | see the lip of a small outflow pipe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "clean me"
Floyd ]  Sewer                                     Score: 8     Moves: 275
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLEAN ME
Floyd |
Floyd | You give yourself a quick dusting off. Not too shabby: well, not
Floyd | anymore.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "go present our plot token."
Zach says, "yes sir"
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Basement                                  Score: 8     Moves: 276
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the relatively cleaner air of the basement.
Floyd |
Floyd | Basement
Floyd | The slow drip of water echoes through this dark and damp room. The
Floyd | walls and floor are wet with moisture, and the air seems stuffy and
Floyd | unclean. A doorway opens to the north, and a most unwholesome odour
Floyd | emanates from that direction. The spiral staircase climbs back up to
Floyd | the main hall here, and a narrow slimy passage heads south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 8     Moves: 277
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You trudge back up the rickety stairs into the brightness of the main
Floyd | hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands closed to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 8     Moves: 278
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You ascend gingerly to the first floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  South Hallway                             Score: 8     Moves: 279
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south down the hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | South Hallway
Floyd | Daylight seeps almost apologetically into the passage through the
Floyd | narrow window in the south wall. A set of open double doors lead west
Floyd | to the library and a smaller oaken door lies open to the east. The dim
Floyd | sunlight reveals a set of stairs to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 8     Moves: 280
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the study.
Floyd |
Floyd | Study
Floyd | More orderly than the library to the west, but still rather cluttered,
Floyd | this room looks like it is used on a regular basis. Although it lacks
Floyd | the appointment of a proper bed, the settee in the corner, loaded with
Floyd | pillows, tells you Ninario sleeps in here more often than not. A desk
Floyd | sits in the corner, loaded with papers, half-written spell scrolls,
Floyd | and various mouldy old books. A long, glowing strip of parchment hangs
Floyd | from the northern wall. Large glass windows on the southern and
Floyd | eastern walls admit bright shining sunlight into the room. West, the
Floyd | open door leads back to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bearskin rug lies across the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario looks up as you enter. "Mm-yes, hello there." He glances at
Floyd | the rusty old helmet on your head and chuckles to himself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "show glasses to ninny"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 9     Moves: 281
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHOW GLASSES TO NINNY
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario's eyes light up. "Ah, yes! Those are the very things I need!
Floyd | However did you find them?" He takes the glasses and places them on
Floyd | his nose. "Look at that!" he exclaims. "You've even cleaned the
Floyd | lenses. I can't remember when they've been so clear. Wonderful. Well,
Floyd | when you're ready, just come back and ask me to close that rift, and
Floyd | we'll see what we can do about it."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask ninny about rift"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 9     Moves: 281
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK NINNY ABOUT RIFT
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah, so you'd like to stay here now, would you?" asks Ninario.
Floyd | "Certainly, if I can manage to close the rift, that's a possibility."
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario pushes his spectacles farther up his nose, and rolls up the
Floyd | sleeves of his robe. "Very well," he declares, "it's time to get down
Floyd | to business." He gropes around on the desk, strewing papers left and
Floyd | right, and finally pulls out a worn and faded scroll. "Mm-" he
Floyd | mutters, peering intently at the scroll with interest, "yes. " He
Floyd | reads through it quickly, his lips moving as he says the words to
Floyd | himself. Then he nods. "Mm-yes, I have it now."
Floyd |
Floyd | He begins chanting in a low sonorous voice, glancing at the scroll now
Floyd | and then. The chant builds from its low resonant beginnings to a high
Floyd | frenzied shriek as Ninario waves his arms and shouts with growing
Floyd | intensity. The power whips around, pulling and tugging at you from
Floyd | every direction. The fabric of reality splits apart, as the rift in
Floyd | the fragile continuum of this magical world widens.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Press any key to continue]
DavidW says, "It occurs to me that the helmet will be handy if we do travel by cannon."
Zach pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 282
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a final wrench of sound and two robed figures tumble from the
Floyd | tear.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Merciful magic!" exclaims Ninario, blenching.
Floyd |
Floyd | The newcomers loom over Ninario, grim and menacing. One, a
Floyd | stern-looking fellow, waves his hand; the tear slows its gyrations,
Floyd | and stabilises.
Floyd |
Floyd | "It's the Wizards Guild," whispers Ninario, his face ashen. "I never
Floyd | thought they'd go through with it."
Floyd |
Floyd | The grim-looking wizard steps forward and places his hand on Ninario's
Floyd | shoulder. "Ninario the so-called wizard, as head of the guild, I,
Floyd | Renaldo, hereby apprehend you in connection with all the prior charges
Floyd | against you, as well as the two latest." Renaldo waves at the strip of
Floyd | parchment on the wall and it glows briefly as two new lines are added.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Two charges?" cries Ninario, peering at it. "You can't charge me
Floyd | twice for the same offence. Mm-yes. No."
Floyd |
Floyd | "First charge is for the first offence: theft of an Internship Student
Floyd | Retrieval Scroll," barks Renaldo. "Second charge is for the attempted
Floyd | theft of a student using said spell. Fortunately, we detected your
Floyd | shoddy attempt to nab one of our students and deflected the spell."
Floyd | Renaldo glances witheringly at you. "This article, I presume,
Floyd | was the result of your botched spell."
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario puts on a bold face. "How dare you come here, and accuse me in
Floyd | the sanctity - mm-yes - of my, erm, campestral demesne. A wizard's
Floyd | caer is his own private kingdom. Don't think I don't know the real
Floyd | reason behind this. Mm-yes. It's not about a few miserable spells,
Floyd | it's about stifling any and all scientific..."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Enough!" snarls Renaldo. "Save it for your defence, Ninario. You're
Floyd | coming back to Guild Headquarters in Vechlee for execution and then
Floyd | trial. Come on, Virgil, help me grab him."
Floyd |
Floyd | The two grab Ninario and leap into the portal, dragging him in after
Floyd | them, feet first. "My dear student!" cries Ninario, as his lower torso
Floyd | disappears into the rift. "You must come and rescue me! As your
Floyd | summoner, I'm the only one who can repair the rift. We need each
Floyd | other! Mm-..."
Floyd |
Floyd | The last inevitable yes is cut off as the rest of Ninario is
Floyd | dragged bodily through the portal.
Floyd |
Floyd | As the portal snaps shut, something falls from it, and lands with a
Floyd | clanging sound on the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by four points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "mm-yes"
Zach asks, "Want to stop here for tonight?"
DavidW says, "Let's see what fell first, but sure, this is a good stopping point."
Zach says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 283
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Study
Floyd | More orderly than the library to the west, but still rather cluttered,
Floyd | this room looks like it is used on a regular basis. Although it lacks
Floyd | the appointment of a proper bed, the settee in the corner, loaded with
Floyd | pillows, tells you Ninario sleeps in here more often than not. A desk
Floyd | sits in the corner, loaded with papers, half-written spell scrolls,
Floyd | and various mouldy old books. A long, glowing strip of parchment hangs
Floyd | from the northern wall. Large glass windows on the southern and
Floyd | eastern walls admit bright shining sunlight into the room. West, the
Floyd | open door leads back to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | An old iron key lies here, doubtless jarred loose from Ninario's robes
Floyd | when he was pulled through the portal.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bearskin rug lies across the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take key"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 284
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | (the old iron key)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "For the rusty door, perhaps, mm-yes."
Zach says, "mm-yes yes"
DavidW asks, "So Ninny is a rogue chemist in a world of wizardry? Is that the plotline?"
Zach says, "Chemist, magician, murderer"
DavidW says, "now now, boys will be boys."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "save"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
DavidW says (to Floyd), "nfrisorg"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 284
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Are we done for tonight then?"
Zach says, "Yeah"
Zach says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 284
Floyd |
Floyd | > Q
Floyd |
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
Zach says (to Floyd), "y"
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
Floyd | > Y
Floyd | debugcheapnitfol quit with exit status: 0
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd says (to Zach), "Floyd doesn't know that trick."
Zach has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
DavidW has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge. DavidW says, "A good session. That was just the right amount for me tonight."
Zach says, "Me too, good to hear"


*** A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER ***

Zach says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask risorg"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 0
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You've heard about them from others. You've even had them yourself:
Floyd | classes that seem to last forever. But this one takes the biscuit. You
Floyd | wonder what possessed you to sign up for Celtic Elements in Early
Floyd | Teutonic Settlements: a field of study so narrow and boring,
Floyd | you'd wonder they would award doctorates in it. But they must, for the
Floyd | chap running the lecture has one.
Floyd |
Floyd | You glance down at the notebook in your hands, but the thought of
Floyd | recording all this boredom for posterity doesn't thrill you. Instead,
Floyd | you look around the hall, wondering if you could sneak out and find
Floyd | something better to do with your time.
Floyd |
Floyd | Risorgimento Represso
Floyd | An Interactive Invigoration
Floyd | Copyright (c) 2003,2006 by Michael J. Coyne.
Floyd | Players new to Interactive Fiction should type HELP for instructions
Floyd | on how to play.
Floyd |
Floyd | Release 4 / Serial number 060308 / Inform v6.30 Library 6/11
Floyd | This work is licensed under the Creative Commons
Floyd | Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial License. Type LICENSE to find out
Floyd | more about the terms of the license.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lecture Hall (on the seat)
Floyd | An ordinary, run-of-the-mill lecture hall. Its many banks of tiered
Floyd | seats run up towards the large and heavy double doors at the west end.
Floyd | Down at floor level, at the east end of the hall, the professor is
Floyd | teaching the lesson. Tiers upon tiers of bored students sit in the
Floyd | seats.
Floyd |
Floyd | An empty cup of yogurt, the remains of your elevenses, sits on the
Floyd | desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Zach says (to Floyd), "nfrisorg"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 284
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
pollux arrives, full of fun and funk.
Zach says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 285
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Study
Floyd | More orderly than the library to the west, but still rather cluttered,
Floyd | this room looks like it is used on a regular basis. Although it lacks
Floyd | the appointment of a proper bed, the settee in the corner, loaded with
Floyd | pillows, tells you Ninario sleeps in here more often than not. A desk
Floyd | sits in the corner, loaded with papers, half-written spell scrolls,
Floyd | and various mouldy old books. A long, glowing strip of parchment hangs
Floyd | from the northern wall. Large glass windows on the southern and
Floyd | eastern walls admit bright shining sunlight into the room. West, the
Floyd | open door leads back to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bearskin rug lies across the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "I think our chemist wizard friend just got arrested."
DavidW says, "right."
DavidW says, "I think we need to escape from the castle next, or get through the rusty door."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "move rug"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 286
Floyd |
Floyd | > MOVE RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | You pull back the rug, but don't find anything other than the hardwood
Floyd | floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x settee"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 287
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SETTEE
Floyd |
Floyd | The settee is loaded down with soft white pillows.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "I think we have a new key"
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 288
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   an old iron key
Floyd |   an empty chamberpot
Floyd |   a silk purse (which is open)
Floyd |     some powdered sulphur
Floyd |   an empty watering can
Floyd |   a rusty helmet (perched on your head)
Floyd |   an exercise book
Floyd |   a stick of butter
Floyd |   a ceramic bowl
Floyd |     some crystalline ammonium sulphate
Floyd |   an earthenware dish
Floyd |     some copper sulphate crystals
Floyd |   a flask
Floyd |     some potassium nitrate
Floyd |   a magnesium flare (providing light)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     a leather pouch (which is open)
Floyd |       some charcoal
Floyd |     a tube of wood hastener
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x old iron key"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 289
Floyd |
Floyd | > X OLD IRON KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | An old iron key, large and unwieldy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 290
Floyd |
Floyd | > X DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | The desk is a sturdy utilitarian affair. In line with much of the rest
Floyd | of Ninario's life, it is a mess.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "search desk"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 291
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEARCH DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | Resting on the messy desk are some papers, quills and blank scrolls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take papers"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 292
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | It's such a mess you can't tell which papers are useful and which
Floyd | aren't.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x strip"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 293
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STRIP
Floyd |
Floyd | The long glowing strip of parchment is composed of hundreds of lines
Floyd | of densely spaced text.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take strip"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 294
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE STRIP
Floyd |
Floyd | Well, you thought it was an odd thing for Ninario to display proudly
Floyd | and now you understand. The Guild appear to have magically affixed the
Floyd | parchment to the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 295
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | bearskin rug: (putting the flask into the raspberry satchel to make
Floyd | room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x rug"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 296
Floyd |
Floyd | > X RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | The black bearskin rug is old, mouldy and foul-smelling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "wear rug"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 297
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | You duck under the rug. The smell and heat are oppressive, but it's
Floyd | possible to peer through the mouth to see your way around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "roar"
Floyd ]  Study                                     Score: 13    Moves: 298
Floyd |
Floyd | > ROAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You roar loudly, attempting to attract some attention.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "huh. That can be very handy."
DavidW says, "Bear impersonation."
DavidW says, "We probably don't want to be a bear too often though."
Zach says, "Yeah, the rug is kinda gross"
Zach asks, "Try opening the door?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  South Hallway                             Score: 13    Moves: 299
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the south hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | South Hallway
Floyd | Daylight seeps almost apologetically into the passage through the
Floyd | narrow window in the south wall. A set of open double doors lead west
Floyd | to the library and a smaller oaken door lies open to the east. The dim
Floyd | sunlight reveals a set of stairs to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 13    Moves: 300
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You head north up the hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "The rusty one? sure."
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 13    Moves: 301
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend the stairs to the ground floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands closed to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 302
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd | You unlock the rusty metal door with the old iron key, open it and
Floyd | step into the workshop.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Workshop
Floyd | Odd devices and machines fill this room. Half-finished projects lie
Floyd | abandoned in the middle of the floor, and various completed ones are
Floyd | pushed up against the walls. A window on the northern wall admits some
Floyd | light into the room. The main hall lies through the open doorway to
Floyd | the southeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | A sturdy hand drill lies here.
Floyd |
Floyd | A pair of black goggles have been carelessly discarded here.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the machines catches your eye. It is a cylindrical drum device,
Floyd | with a lever on one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stone blast furnace of the sort used for smelting iron sits here,
Floyd | firmly shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I suggest removing the rug, though."
Zach says, "Ah, I missed that"
Zach says (to Floyd), "remove rug"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 303
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | The stench of the rug wins in the end, and you duck back out from
Floyd | under it. Phew!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Might grab the drill and goggles."
Zach says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 304
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | hand drill: (putting the earthenware dish into the raspberry satchel
Floyd | to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | pair of black goggles: (putting the ceramic bowl into the raspberry
Floyd | satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x drill"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 305
Floyd |
Floyd | > X DRILL
Floyd |
Floyd | A manual hand drill, with a medium-sized drill bit in it. Quite
Floyd | possibly state-of-the-art in this world.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "The drum machine may be what we use to make gunpowder."
Zach says, "Ah, yeah"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x googles"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 305
Floyd |
Floyd | > X GOOGLES
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no googles here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x goggles"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 306
Floyd |
Floyd | > X GOGGLES
Floyd |
Floyd | These goggles are comprised of two individual eye-sized cups, joined
Floyd | by a rubber bridge for the nose. There is also a thick sturdy strap to
Floyd | hold the goggles on your head. The lenses are almost completely
Floyd | opaque.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Let me goggle that for you."
Zach says, "har har"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x machine"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 307
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MACHINE
Floyd |
Floyd | A cylindrical ball mill, used for grinding chemicals together. It is
Floyd | fairly large, but the crank on the side shows that it is nevertheless
Floyd | meant to be turned by hand. It has a metal cover which is currently
Floyd | closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "open cover"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 308
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN COVER
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the ball mill, revealing some heavy lead balls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x balls"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 309
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BALLS
Floyd |
Floyd | Lead balls line the inside. When the mill is rotated, the lead balls
Floyd | crush the different elements together, forming new chemical compounds.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Firion arrives, full of fun, but no funk.
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 310
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a pair of black goggles
Floyd |   a hand drill
Floyd |   a bearskin rug
Floyd |   an old iron key
Floyd |   an empty chamberpot
Floyd |   a silk purse (which is open)
Floyd |     some powdered sulphur
Floyd |   an empty watering can
Floyd |   a rusty helmet (perched on your head)
Floyd |   an exercise book
Floyd |   a stick of butter
Floyd |   a magnesium flare (providing light)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     a ceramic bowl
Floyd |       some crystalline ammonium sulphate
Floyd |     an earthenware dish
Floyd |       some copper sulphate crystals
Floyd |     a flask
Floyd |       some potassium nitrate
Floyd |     a leather pouch (which is open)
Floyd |       some charcoal
Floyd |     a tube of wood hastener
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "And a furnace too, was there? We'll probably need a mold to make something in it, I'd guess."
Zach says (to Floyd), "x furnace"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 311
Floyd |
Floyd | > X FURNACE
Floyd |
Floyd | A small blast furnace, with a heavy stone door. It is cold to the
Floyd | touch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 312
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | (the blast furnace)
Floyd | You open the blast furnace, revealing a cannonball.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Huzzah"
Zach says (to Floyd), "take cannonball"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 313
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CANNONBALL
Floyd |
Floyd | You'll need both hands free to pick up the heavy cannonball.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ok. Cannon, cannonball, gunpowder ingredients."
Zach says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Zach says (to Floyd), "cf39"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 313
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "put sulphur in drum"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 314
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT SULPHUR IN DRUM
Floyd |
Floyd | You empty the silk purse into the ball mill, coating the bottom of the
Floyd | mill with the powdered sulphur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "(not that we know what to aim at)"
Zach says (to Floyd), "put charcoal in drum"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 315
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT CHARCOAL IN DRUM
Floyd |
Floyd | (taking the leather pouch first)
Floyd | (putting the creamy yellow stick of butter into the raspberry satchel
Floyd | to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | You empty the leather pouch into the ball mill, coating the bottom of
Floyd | the mill with the charcoal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "put nitrate in drum"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 316
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT NITRATE IN DRUM
Floyd |
Floyd | (taking the flask first)
Floyd | (putting the exercise book into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | You empty the flask into the ball mill, coating the bottom of the mill
Floyd | with the potassium nitrate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Don't forget that we have a chamberpot and watering can measuring puzzle too."
Zach says, "Yeah"
Zach says (to Floyd), "close drum"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 13    Moves: 317
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLOSE DRUM
Floyd |
Floyd | You close the ball mill.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "turn drum"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 17    Moves: 318
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN DRUM
Floyd |
Floyd | You give the ball mill a vigorous turning, hearing the lead balls
Floyd | clack noisily against each other, relentlessly forcing the elements to
Floyd | combine with each other, grinding and grinding.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by four points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "open drum"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 17    Moves: 319
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN DRUM
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the ball mill, revealing some black powder and some heavy
Floyd | lead balls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take powder"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 17    Moves: 320
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE POWDER
Floyd |
Floyd | (putting the watering can into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | You scoop the grains of black powder into your hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 17    Moves: 321
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some black powder
Floyd |   a flask
Floyd |   a leather pouch (which is open but empty)
Floyd |   a pair of black goggles
Floyd |   a hand drill
Floyd |   a bearskin rug
Floyd |   an old iron key
Floyd |   an empty chamberpot
Floyd |   a silk purse (which is open but empty)
Floyd |   a rusty helmet (perched on your head)
Floyd |   a magnesium flare (providing light)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     an empty watering can
Floyd |     an exercise book
Floyd |     a stick of butter
Floyd |     a ceramic bowl
Floyd |       some crystalline ammonium sulphate
Floyd |     an earthenware dish
Floyd |       some copper sulphate crystals
Floyd |     a tube of wood hastener
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Better put the powder into a container."
DavidW says, "The pouch, perhaps."
Zach says (to Floyd), "put powder in pouch"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 17    Moves: 322
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT POWDER IN POUCH
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the black powder into the leather pouch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 17    Moves: 323
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Workshop
Floyd | Odd devices and machines fill this room. Half-finished projects lie
Floyd | abandoned in the middle of the floor, and various completed ones are
Floyd | pushed up against the walls. A window on the northern wall admits some
Floyd | light into the room. The main hall lies through the open doorway to
Floyd | the southeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the machines catches your eye. It is a cylindrical drum device,
Floyd | with a lever on one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stone blast furnace of the sort used for smelting iron sits here,
Floyd | gaping open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x projects"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 17    Moves: 324
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PROJECTS
Floyd |
Floyd | They appear to be various devices that Ninario has constructed in the
Floyd | course of his scientific investigations. You recognise a set of
Floyd | balances, some mirrors and lenses for optics experiments, and a
Floyd | rudimentary telescope.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x balances"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 17    Moves: 325
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BALANCES
Floyd |
Floyd | They appear to be various devices that Ninario has constructed in the
Floyd | course of his scientific investigations. You recognise a set of
Floyd | balances, some mirrors and lenses for optics experiments, and a
Floyd | rudimentary telescope.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "interesting."
Zach says (to Floyd), "x mirrors"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 17    Moves: 326
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MIRRORS
Floyd |
Floyd | They appear to be various devices that Ninario has constructed in the
Floyd | course of his scientific investigations. You recognise a set of
Floyd | balances, some mirrors and lenses for optics experiments, and a
Floyd | rudimentary telescope.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "look through window"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 17    Moves: 327
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK THROUGH WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | The window is so narrow all you can see is packed dirt in the
Floyd | courtyard below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Can we use the telescope in the tower?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x telescope"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 17    Moves: 328
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TELESCOPE
Floyd |
Floyd | They appear to be various devices that Ninario has constructed in the
Floyd | course of his scientific investigations. You recognise a set of
Floyd | balances, some mirrors and lenses for optics experiments, and a
Floyd | rudimentary telescope.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, maybe not."
Zach says, "Looks like it's just scenery"
DavidW says, "yeah"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x flask"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 17    Moves: 329
Floyd |
Floyd | > X FLASK
Floyd |
Floyd | The glass flask is empty. Inscribed on its side is the cryptic
Floyd | lettering #19 #7 #8(3).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 17    Moves: 330
Floyd |
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the main hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands open to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 331
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You head down the stone passageway and emerge into the bright sunshine
Floyd | of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | The whole interior of the caer is given over to a simple, large
Floyd | courtyard, enclosed by a tall wall of stone on all four sides. To the
Floyd | west, a large bailey passage tunnels through the thick wall of the
Floyd | caer to the outside world. On either side of the bailey, stairs ascend
Floyd | to the top of the outer wall. A flagstone path curves northeast and
Floyd | southeast around the base of the tower, and also extends west from the
Floyd | tower doorway to the large portcullis sealing off the bailey passage
Floyd | directly across the courtyard. Beyond the portcullis is a short
Floyd | passageway, followed by a set of iron-banded wooden doors, massive and
Floyd | imposing. To the east is the passage back into the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large white fountain, shimmering with cascading water, sits
Floyd | majestically in the middle of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 332
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | The portcullis blocks further passage to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  Atop the West Wall                        Score: 17    Moves: 333
Floyd |
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd | You clamber up the stairs beside the bailey.
Floyd |
Floyd | Atop the West Wall
Floyd | The landscape of this strange place stretches out from the caer west
Floyd | to the horizon. Cultivated fields are spread out below, a
Floyd | multicoloured cloak draped over the shoulders of the land. A dry
Floyd | ribbon of road runs past the caer heading northeast and southwest
Floyd | through the fields. Villages, visible as small clusters of buildings,
Floyd | dot the farmlands. The fields continue flat and level for quite some
Floyd | distance, gradually leading into more hilly country. Beyond the hills,
Floyd | far in the distance, the many spires and towers of a city or large
Floyd | fortress rise up to touch the sky.
Floyd |
Floyd | The caer wall stretches away to the north and south. The wall is very
Floyd | wide here, encompassing the entire width of the bailey below. A small
Floyd | stone building perches on the wall to the west. The courtyard is back
Floyd | down the stairs to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Gatehouse                                 Score: 17    Moves: 334
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step inside the gatehouse.
Floyd |
Floyd | Gatehouse
Floyd | The area above the bailey is a small, square stone room, bare and
Floyd | featureless but for the holes riddling the floor, used for pouring
Floyd | boiling oil or water over invaders in the bailey below. A doorway east
Floyd | leads back out to the top of the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarred and rusted machine fills the western wall of the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x machine"
Floyd ]  Gatehouse                                 Score: 17    Moves: 335
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MACHINE
Floyd |
Floyd | The machine looms ominously against the western wall of this room. It
Floyd | is scarred and pitted with age, the rusting metal of its construction
Floyd | flaking away. Various gears, hoses and wheels line the front of the
Floyd | machine and large chains rise up out of holes in the floor to loop
Floyd | around some of the gears on the machine.
Floyd |
Floyd | The most comprehensible part of the whole thing is a small funnel or
Floyd | spout that sticks out of the right hand side. There is a small brass
Floyd | plate affixed to the front of the machine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x plate"
Floyd ]  Gatehouse                                 Score: 17    Moves: 336
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PLATE
Floyd |
Floyd |      Hydrolytic Counterbalancing Machine
Floyd |                    MARK IV
Floyd |  *** THESE MACHINES ARE FACTORY CALIBRATED ***
Floyd |  ***   FOR SPECIFIC QUANTITIES OF FLUIDS   ***
Floyd |         (See manual for specifications)
Floyd |     Use of other than calibrated quantities
Floyd |        will not harm the machine but may
Floyd |          result in improper operation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach asks, "Do we remember how much liquid we needed?"
DavidW says, "Since our vessels are 3 and 5 units of liquid, I'm guessing 4 has to be what we want."
DavidW says, "Ninny forgot how much it was went we asked; we never found the manual."
Firion asks, "What are we playing?"
Ghogg arrives, full of funk, but no fun.
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Gatehouse                                 Score: 17    Moves: 337
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | If you drop through the holes while the portcullis is closed, you'll
Floyd | end up stuck in the bailey!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Rigatoni Rotisserie. I can't remember its real name."
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Atop the West Wall                        Score: 17    Moves: 338
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step out of the gatehouse and back onto the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Atop the West Wall
Floyd | The landscape of this strange place stretches out from the caer west
Floyd | to the horizon. Cultivated fields are spread out below, a
Floyd | multicoloured cloak draped over the shoulders of the land. A dry
Floyd | ribbon of road runs past the caer heading northeast and southwest
Floyd | through the fields. Villages, visible as small clusters of buildings,
Floyd | dot the farmlands. The fields continue flat and level for quite some
Floyd | distance, gradually leading into more hilly country. Beyond the hills,
Floyd | far in the distance, the many spires and towers of a city or large
Floyd | fortress rise up to touch the sky.
Floyd |
Floyd | The caer wall stretches away to the north and south. The wall is very
Floyd | wide here, encompassing the entire width of the bailey below. A small
Floyd | stone building perches on the wall to the west. The courtyard is back
Floyd | down the stairs to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 339
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend the weathered stone steps to the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | The whole interior of the caer is given over to a simple, large
Floyd | courtyard, enclosed by a tall wall of stone on all four sides. To the
Floyd | west, a large bailey passage tunnels through the thick wall of the
Floyd | caer to the outside world. On either side of the bailey, stairs ascend
Floyd | to the top of the outer wall. A flagstone path curves northeast and
Floyd | southeast around the base of the tower, and also extends west from the
Floyd | tower doorway to the large portcullis sealing off the bailey passage
Floyd | directly across the courtyard. Beyond the portcullis is a short
Floyd | passageway, followed by a set of iron-banded wooden doors, massive and
Floyd | imposing. To the east is the passage back into the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large white fountain, shimmering with cascading water, sits
Floyd | majestically in the middle of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x watering can"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 340
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WATERING CAN
Floyd |
Floyd | Spotted with rust, the old watering can has seen better days. Despite
Floyd | the rust, the can looks still capable of holding water: 5 pints worth,
Floyd | to judge from the rusty 5 stamped into the side. It is
Floyd | currently empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "fill can"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 341
Floyd |
Floyd | > FILL CAN
Floyd |
Floyd | (taking the watering can first)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | You dip the watering can into the fountain and fill it right to the
Floyd | top.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says, "Risorgimento Represso"
Zach says (to Floyd), "pour can into pot"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 342
Floyd |
Floyd | > POUR CAN INTO POT
Floyd |
Floyd | You pour the contents of the watering can into the chamberpot, leaving
Floyd | some excess behind in the watering can.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x can"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 343
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CAN
Floyd |
Floyd | Spotted with rust, the old watering can has seen better days. Despite
Floyd | the rust, the can looks still capable of holding water: 5 pints worth,
Floyd | to judge from the rusty 5 stamped into the side. It is
Floyd | currently two-fifths full.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x pot"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 344
Floyd |
Floyd | > X POT
Floyd |
Floyd | A beautifully decorated ceramic chamberpot, in rabbit motif, capable
Floyd | of holding 3 pints of water. It is currently full to the brim.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Empty pot. Fill pot with can. Fill can with fountain"
Zach asks, "And that gives us 7?"
Gerynar arrives, full of fun, but no funk. Zach says, "Oh and then fill pot again"
DavidW says, "yes."
Zach says (to Floyd), "pour can in pot"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 345
Floyd |
Floyd | > POUR CAN IN POT
Floyd |
Floyd | But the chamberpot is already full!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Assuming 4 pints is the correct quantity."
Zach says (to Floyd), "empty pot"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 346
Floyd |
Floyd | > EMPTY POT
Floyd |
Floyd | You empty the chamberpot all over the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "pour can in pot"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 347
Floyd |
Floyd | > POUR CAN IN POT
Floyd |
Floyd | You pour the contents of the watering can into the chamberpot. The
Floyd | watering can is now empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "fill can"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 348
Floyd |
Floyd | > FILL CAN
Floyd |
Floyd | You dip the watering can into the fountain and fill it right to the
Floyd | top.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Wait, that doesn't work"
DavidW says, "So we're at 2:0. Fill the can from the fountain should give us 2:5. Then pour can in pot ought to be 3:4."
Zach says, "Oh"
Zach says (to Floyd), "pour can in pot"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 349
Floyd |
Floyd | > POUR CAN IN POT
Floyd |
Floyd | You pour the contents of the watering can into the chamberpot, leaving
Floyd | some excess behind in the watering can.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x can"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 350
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CAN
Floyd |
Floyd | Spotted with rust, the old watering can has seen better days. Despite
Floyd | the rust, the can looks still capable of holding water: 5 pints worth,
Floyd | to judge from the rusty 5 stamped into the side. It is
Floyd | currently four-fifths full.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 17    Moves: 351
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | The portcullis blocks further passage to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Atop the West Wall                        Score: 17    Moves: 352
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You clamber up the stairs beside the bailey.
Floyd |
Floyd | Atop the West Wall
Floyd | The landscape of this strange place stretches out from the caer west
Floyd | to the horizon. Cultivated fields are spread out below, a
Floyd | multicoloured cloak draped over the shoulders of the land. A dry
Floyd | ribbon of road runs past the caer heading northeast and southwest
Floyd | through the fields. Villages, visible as small clusters of buildings,
Floyd | dot the farmlands. The fields continue flat and level for quite some
Floyd | distance, gradually leading into more hilly country. Beyond the hills,
Floyd | far in the distance, the many spires and towers of a city or large
Floyd | fortress rise up to touch the sky.
Floyd |
Floyd | The caer wall stretches away to the north and south. The wall is very
Floyd | wide here, encompassing the entire width of the bailey below. A small
Floyd | stone building perches on the wall to the west. The courtyard is back
Floyd | down the stairs to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Gatehouse                                 Score: 17    Moves: 353
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step inside the gatehouse.
Floyd |
Floyd | Gatehouse
Floyd | The area above the bailey is a small, square stone room, bare and
Floyd | featureless but for the holes riddling the floor, used for pouring
Floyd | boiling oil or water over invaders in the bailey below. A doorway east
Floyd | leads back out to the top of the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarred and rusted machine fills the western wall of the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "pour can in machine"
Floyd ]  Gatehouse                                 Score: 19    Moves: 354
Floyd |
Floyd | > POUR CAN IN MACHINE
Floyd |
Floyd | You pour the contents of the watering can into the funnel. The
Floyd | watering can is now empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | The water swishes around the funnel and drains away into the bowels of
Floyd | the machine. The machine lets out a great shuddering noise, and begins
Floyd | to shake. The wheels strain and groan, and then suddenly start
Floyd | turning. A great rumbling and a clattering noise come from below. The
Floyd | portcullis is opening!
Floyd |
Floyd | The machine strains and rumbles and suddenly with a hissing of air,
Floyd | one of the hoses snaps free and falls to the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | As if the snapping of the hose was a signal to stop, the wheels slow,
Floyd | and the clattering subsides. The machine falls silent.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "woohoo"
Ghogg says, "woot"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf40"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Gatehouse                                 Score: 19    Moves: 354
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Gatehouse                                 Score: 19    Moves: 355
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You strain and squeeze, but you can't manage to fit through the murder
Floyd | holes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I love it when a plan comes together."
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Atop the West Wall                        Score: 19    Moves: 356
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step out of the gatehouse and back onto the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Atop the West Wall
Floyd | The landscape of this strange place stretches out from the caer west
Floyd | to the horizon. Cultivated fields are spread out below, a
Floyd | multicoloured cloak draped over the shoulders of the land. A dry
Floyd | ribbon of road runs past the caer heading northeast and southwest
Floyd | through the fields. Villages, visible as small clusters of buildings,
Floyd | dot the farmlands. The fields continue flat and level for quite some
Floyd | distance, gradually leading into more hilly country. Beyond the hills,
Floyd | far in the distance, the many spires and towers of a city or large
Floyd | fortress rise up to touch the sky.
Floyd |
Floyd | The caer wall stretches away to the north and south. The wall is very
Floyd | wide here, encompassing the entire width of the bailey below. A small
Floyd | stone building perches on the wall to the west. The courtyard is back
Floyd | down the stairs to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 19    Moves: 357
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend the weathered stone steps to the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | The whole interior of the caer is given over to a simple, large
Floyd | courtyard, enclosed by a tall wall of stone on all four sides. To the
Floyd | west, a large bailey passage tunnels through the thick wall of the
Floyd | caer to the outside world. On either side of the bailey, stairs ascend
Floyd | to the top of the outer wall. A flagstone path curves northeast and
Floyd | southeast around the base of the tower, and also extends west from the
Floyd | tower doorway to the large open portcullis directly across the
Floyd | courtyard. Beyond the portcullis is a short passageway, followed by a
Floyd | set of iron-banded wooden doors, massive and imposing. To the east is
Floyd | the passage back into the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large white fountain, shimmering with cascading water, sits
Floyd | majestically in the middle of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Bailey                                    Score: 19    Moves: 358
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You head west along the path, passing under the raised portcullis and
Floyd | into the bailey.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bailey
Floyd | This short stone passageway leads from the portcullis to the east to
Floyd | the large double doors out of the caer to the west. Looking up, you
Floyd | can see several holes bored through the stone ceiling, presumably for
Floyd | dropping boiling oil or water down on the heads of invaders. West,
Floyd | huge iron-banded double doors loom imposingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Bailey                                    Score: 19    Moves: 359
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't, since the huge wooden doors are in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "open doors"
Floyd ]  Bailey                                    Score: 19    Moves: 360
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN DOORS
Floyd |
Floyd | The doors appear well and truly locked, and you don't have a key to
Floyd | fit the massive lock.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x lock"
Floyd ]  Bailey                                    Score: 19    Moves: 361
Floyd |
Floyd | > X LOCK
Floyd |
Floyd | These wooden doors lead outside the caer. They are large and imposing,
Floyd | and reinforced with large strips of iron. They loom here imposingly,
Floyd | blocking your way out of the caer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ghogg goes home. DavidW says, "okay, maybe this is what the cannon is for."
Gerynar asks, "Iron key?"
DavidW says, "I thought the iron key was for the lab."
Zach says, "Or for the tool shop"
Gerynar says, "I haven't been paying too much attention, so that's quite possible"
DavidW says, "But try anyway. Don't assume."
Zach says (to Floyd), "unlock door"
Floyd ]  Bailey                                    Score: 19    Moves: 362
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNLOCK DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The doors appear well and truly locked, and you don't have a key to
Floyd | fit the massive lock.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 19    Moves: 363
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | The whole interior of the caer is given over to a simple, large
Floyd | courtyard, enclosed by a tall wall of stone on all four sides. To the
Floyd | west, a large bailey passage tunnels through the thick wall of the
Floyd | caer to the outside world. On either side of the bailey, stairs ascend
Floyd | to the top of the outer wall. A flagstone path curves northeast and
Floyd | southeast around the base of the tower, and also extends west from the
Floyd | tower doorway to the large open portcullis directly across the
Floyd | courtyard. Beyond the portcullis is a short passageway, followed by a
Floyd | set of iron-banded wooden doors, massive and imposing. To the east is
Floyd | the passage back into the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large white fountain, shimmering with cascading water, sits
Floyd | majestically in the middle of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 19    Moves: 364
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   an empty watering can
Floyd |   a flask
Floyd |   a leather pouch (which is open)
Floyd |     some black powder
Floyd |   a pair of black goggles
Floyd |   a hand drill
Floyd |   a bearskin rug
Floyd |   an old iron key
Floyd |   a chamberpot containing 3 pints of water
Floyd |   a silk purse (which is open but empty)
Floyd |   a rusty helmet (perched on your head)
Floyd |   a magnesium flare (providing light)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     an exercise book
Floyd |     a stick of butter
Floyd |     a ceramic bowl
Floyd |       some crystalline ammonium sulphate
Floyd |     an earthenware dish
Floyd |       some copper sulphate crystals
Floyd |     a tube of wood hastener
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "ammonium sulphate is fertilizer"
DavidW asks, "ok. There was a plot of ground to grow something too, right?"
Zach says, "Right"
DavidW says, "I suppose we'll find a pumpkin seed or an acorn or something suitable."
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 19    Moves: 365
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You head down the stone passageway back into the gloom of the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands open to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 19    Moves: 366
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You ascend gingerly to the first floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 367
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You ascend the winding stairs into the warm sunshine on top of the
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | Tower
Floyd | Sun beats down from high overhead, warming the flagstones of the
Floyd | tower. A commanding and breathtaking view of the fields and pastures
Floyd | surrounding the caer greets you in every direction. In addition, there
Floyd | is a good view of the courtyard below, with its beautiful alabaster
Floyd | fountain. You also see the portcullis and catch a glimpse of the
Floyd | double wooden doors beyond it. The stairs in the centre of the tower
Floyd | lead back down to the first floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | A cannon sits here, aimed to the north, out over the caer wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "push cannon down"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 368
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUSH CANNON DOWN
Floyd |
Floyd | You tilt the cannon and aim it briefly at the floor, but nothing rolls
Floyd | out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "push cannon down stairs"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 368
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUSH CANNON DOWN STAIRS
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to push the cannon down.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x cannon"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 369
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CANNON
Floyd |
Floyd | The cannon is large and menacing. It looks a very powerful model, with
Floyd | a bore some ten inches in diameter. There is a small plaque affixed to
Floyd | the side of the barrel and a pull cord hangs from the breech end.
Floyd | Heavy trunnions and framing support the cannon, mounting it securely
Floyd | to a large and weighty swivel base. The base rotates, allowing the
Floyd | cannon to be aimed at different targets.
Floyd |
Floyd | The cannon currently points to the north, out over the caer wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "no, we'd fire it from here, I'd guess."
Zach says, "Oh, I guess we could fire from here"
Zach says, "YEah"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x plaque"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 370
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PLAQUE
Floyd |
Floyd | BrutalMaimer(tm) Self-Sparking Model
Floyd |
Floyd | Just load with powder bag and shot, then pull cord to fire.
Floyd |
Floyd | BrutalMaiming(tm) Guarantee not applicable if firing solid shot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Aiming, though, is essential."
Zach says (to Floyd), "aim cannon at door"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 371
Floyd |
Floyd | > AIM CANNON AT DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You grasp the cannon and pull and tug until it swivels around on the
Floyd | huge base to point at the huge wooden doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh good. We don't need a match or tinderbox."
Zach says (to Floyd), "drop all"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 372
Floyd |
Floyd | > DROP ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | watering can: Dropped.
Floyd | flask: Dropped.
Floyd | leather pouch: Dropped.
Floyd | pair of black goggles: Dropped.
Floyd | hand drill: Dropped.
Floyd | bearskin rug: Dropped.
Floyd | old iron key: Dropped.
Floyd | chamberpot: Dropped.
Floyd | silk purse: Dropped.
Floyd | magnesium flare: Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 19    Moves: 373
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You clatter down to the first floor, the rickety stairs shaking and
Floyd | groaning in protest.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "nice thinking of 'aim'."
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 19    Moves: 374
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend the stairs to the ground floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands open to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 19    Moves: 375
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the workshop.
Floyd |
Floyd | Workshop
Floyd | Odd devices and machines fill this room. Half-finished projects lie
Floyd | abandoned in the middle of the floor, and various completed ones are
Floyd | pushed up against the walls. A window on the northern wall admits some
Floyd | light into the room. The main hall lies through the open doorway to
Floyd | the southeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the machines catches your eye. It is a cylindrical drum device,
Floyd | with a lever on one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stone blast furnace of the sort used for smelting iron sits here,
Floyd | gaping open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "thanks"
Zach says (to Floyd), "take cannon ball"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 19    Moves: 375
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CANNON BALL
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no cannon ball here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), " x furnace"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 19    Moves: 376
Floyd |
Floyd | >  X FURNACE
Floyd |
Floyd | A small blast furnace, with a heavy stone door. It is cold to the
Floyd | touch. Nestled snugly inside the blast furnace is a cannonball.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take cannonball"
Floyd ]  Workshop                                  Score: 19    Moves: 377
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CANNONBALL
Floyd |
Floyd | You heft the cannonball. It weighs a good five or six stone! You won't
Floyd | be able to carry it very far.
Floyd |
Floyd | The cannonball is getting heavier by the second.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 19    Moves: 378
Floyd |
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the main hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands open to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | The cannonball is getting heavier by the second.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 19    Moves: 379
Floyd |
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd | You ascend gingerly to the first floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | The cannonball is getting heavier by the second.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 380
Floyd |
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd | You ascend the winding stairs into the warm sunshine on top of the
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | Tower
Floyd | Sun beats down from high overhead, warming the flagstones of the
Floyd | tower. A commanding and breathtaking view of the fields and pastures
Floyd | surrounding the caer greets you in every direction. In addition, there
Floyd | is a good view of the courtyard below, with its beautiful alabaster
Floyd | fountain. You also see the portcullis and catch a glimpse of the
Floyd | double wooden doors beyond it. The stairs in the centre of the tower
Floyd | lead back down to the first floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bearskin rug lies across the tower floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | A sturdy hand drill lies here.
Floyd |
Floyd | A pair of black goggles have been carelessly discarded here.
Floyd |
Floyd | A cannon sits here, aimed at the huge wooden doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a magnesium flare, a silk purse (which is empty), a
Floyd | chamberpot containing 3 pints of water, an old iron key, a leather
Floyd | pouch (in which is some black powder), a flask (which is empty) and an
Floyd | empty watering can here.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your arms give out and you drop the cannonball. It thumps solidly to
Floyd | the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Zach says (to Floyd), "cf41"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 380
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take pouch"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 381
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE POUCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "put powder in cannon"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 382
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT POWDER IN CANNON
Floyd |
Floyd | Strewing the contents of the leather pouch all over the cannon will
Floyd | only make an awful mess.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "load cannon with powder"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 382
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOAD CANNON WITH POWDER
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "load cannon"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 382
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOAD CANNON
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to load the cannon in?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x cannon"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 383
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CANNON
Floyd |
Floyd | The cannon is large and menacing. It looks a very powerful model, with
Floyd | a bore some ten inches in diameter. There is a small plaque affixed to
Floyd | the side of the barrel and a pull cord hangs from the breech end.
Floyd | Heavy trunnions and framing support the cannon, mounting it securely
Floyd | to a large and weighty swivel base. The base rotates, allowing the
Floyd | cannon to be aimed at different targets.
Floyd |
Floyd | The cannon currently points at the huge wooden doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "pour powder into cannon"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 384
Floyd |
Floyd | > POUR POWDER INTO CANNON
Floyd |
Floyd | Strewing the contents of the leather pouch all over the cannon will
Floyd | only make an awful mess.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "put powder into bore"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 385
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT POWDER INTO BORE
Floyd |
Floyd | Strewing the contents of the leather pouch all over the cannon will
Floyd | only make an awful mess.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "blah"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x powder"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 386
Floyd |
Floyd | > X POWDER
Floyd |
Floyd | The mixing in the ball mill has forced the saltpeter into the pores of
Floyd | the charcoal and sulphur, resulting in beautifully fine-grained black
Floyd | powder.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put bag into cannon"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 387
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT BAG INTO CANNON
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking it off)
Floyd |
Floyd | You remove the raspberry satchel from your shoulder.
Floyd | You put the raspberry satchel into the cannon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 386
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Tower
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take p owder"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 386
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE P OWDER
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no p owder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take powder"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 387
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE POWDER
Floyd |
Floyd | You scoop the grains of black powder into your hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put pouch into cannon"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 388
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT POUCH INTO CANNON
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the leather pouch into the cannon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put cannonball into cannon"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 389
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT CANNONBALL INTO CANNON
Floyd |
Floyd | You need to be holding the cannonball before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take ball"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 390
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE BALL
Floyd |
Floyd | You'll need both hands free to pick up the heavy cannonball.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Wait, I've got the powder"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 391
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some black powder
Floyd |   a rusty helmet (perched on your head)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     an exercise book
Floyd |     a stick of butter
Floyd |     a ceramic bowl
Floyd |       some crystalline ammonium sulphate
Floyd |     an earthenware dish
Floyd |       some copper sulphate crystals
Floyd |     a tube of wood hastener
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take pouch"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 392
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE POUCH
Floyd |
Floyd | You reach into the cannon and grab the leather pouch, hauling it back
Floyd | out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "put powder in cannon"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 393
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT POWDER IN CANNON
Floyd |
Floyd | If you just drop the black powder in like that, it will scatter all
Floyd | over the inside of the cannon, losing its concussive force.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Ah"
Zach says (to Floyd), "put powder in pouch"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 394
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT POWDER IN POUCH
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the black powder into the leather pouch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Put the powder back in the pouch. Put the pouch in the cannon."
Zach says (to Floyd), "put pouch in cannon"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 395
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT POUCH IN CANNON
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the leather pouch into the cannon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "drop all"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 395
Floyd |
Floyd | > DROP ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to drop those things in?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take cannonball"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 396
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CANNONBALL
Floyd |
Floyd | You heft the cannonball. It weighs a good five or six stone! You won't
Floyd | be able to carry it very far.
Floyd |
Floyd | The cannonball is getting heavier by the second.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "put cannonball in cannon"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 19    Moves: 397
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT CANNONBALL IN CANNON
Floyd |
Floyd | You strain and heave and manage to haul the cannonball up to the
Floyd | muzzle of the cannon. You give it a final push and it rolls down the
Floyd | barrel, giving a great clang as it reaches the bottom.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "pull cord"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 21    Moves: 398
Floyd |
Floyd | > PULL CORD
Floyd |
Floyd | You give the cord a good yank. There is a shockingly loud concussive
Floyd | blast, the cannon rocking alarmingly on its swivel base, but the
Floyd | cannonball shoots forth!
Floyd |
Floyd | It flies through the air, sails along the bailey and crashes into the
Floyd | doors with a resounding boom, wrenching them mercilessly from their
Floyd | hinges. The sound echoes throughout the caer, and you stand gazing in
Floyd | awe at the destructive power of the BrutalMaimer(tm).
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hurray!"
Zach says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 21    Moves: 399
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Tower
Floyd | Sun beats down from high overhead, warming the flagstones of the
Floyd | tower. A commanding and breathtaking view of the fields and pastures
Floyd | surrounding the caer greets you in every direction. In addition, there
Floyd | is a good view of the courtyard below, with its beautiful alabaster
Floyd | fountain. You also see the portcullis and catch a glimpse of the
Floyd | double wooden doors beyond it. The stairs in the centre of the tower
Floyd | lead back down to the first floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bearskin rug lies across the tower floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | A sturdy hand drill lies here.
Floyd |
Floyd | A pair of black goggles have been carelessly discarded here.
Floyd |
Floyd | A cannon sits here, aimed at the huge wooden doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a magnesium flare, a silk purse (which is empty), a
Floyd | chamberpot containing 3 pints of water, an old iron key, a flask
Floyd | (which is empty) and an empty watering can here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), " take all"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 21    Moves: 400
Floyd |
Floyd | >  TAKE ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | magnesium flare: Taken.
Floyd | silk purse: Taken.
Floyd | chamberpot: Taken.
Floyd | old iron key: Taken.
Floyd | bearskin rug: Taken.
Floyd | hand drill: Taken.
Floyd | pair of black goggles: Taken.
Floyd | flask: Taken.
Floyd | watering can: Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Grab our goodies"
Zach says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Tower                                     Score: 21    Moves: 401
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Tower
Floyd | Sun beats down from high overhead, warming the flagstones of the
Floyd | tower. A commanding and breathtaking view of the fields and pastures
Floyd | surrounding the caer greets you in every direction. In addition, there
Floyd | is a good view of the courtyard below, with its beautiful alabaster
Floyd | fountain. You also see the portcullis and catch a glimpse of the
Floyd | double wooden doors beyond it. The stairs in the centre of the tower
Floyd | lead back down to the first floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | A cannon sits here, aimed at the huge wooden doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Stairwell                                 Score: 21    Moves: 402
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You clatter down to the first floor, the rickety stairs shaking and
Floyd | groaning in protest.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Main Hall                                 Score: 21    Moves: 403
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend the stairs to the ground floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands open to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Courtyard                                 Score: 21    Moves: 404
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You head down the stone passageway and emerge into the bright sunshine
Floyd | of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | The whole interior of the caer is given over to a simple, large
Floyd | courtyard, enclosed by a tall wall of stone on all four sides. To the
Floyd | west, a large bailey passage tunnels through the thick wall of the
Floyd | caer to the outside world. On either side of the bailey, stairs ascend
Floyd | to the top of the outer wall. A flagstone path curves northeast and
Floyd | southeast around the base of the tower, and also extends west from the
Floyd | tower doorway to the large open portcullis directly across the
Floyd | courtyard. Beyond the portcullis is a short passageway, followed by a
Floyd | set of iron-banded wooden doors. They have been blasted apart, and
Floyd | hang limply from their hinges. To the east is the passage back into
Floyd | the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large white fountain, shimmering with cascading water, sits
Floyd | majestically in the middle of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Bailey                                    Score: 21    Moves: 405
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You head west along the path, passing under the raised portcullis and
Floyd | into the bailey.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bailey
Floyd | This short stone passageway leads from the portcullis to the east to
Floyd | the large double doors out of the caer to the west. Looking up, you
Floyd | can see several holes bored through the stone ceiling, presumably for
Floyd | dropping boiling oil or water down on the heads of invaders. West, the
Floyd | huge iron-banded double doors have been blasted apart, and hang limply
Floyd | from their hinges.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Dusty Road                                Score: 21    Moves: 406
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The dusty road is a dry brown ribbon of earth running northeast and
Floyd | southwest. The sun shines down from high overhead, the warm baking
Floyd | heat of high summer. A meandering country fence runs along the edge of
Floyd | the road to the northwest. East, the huge wooden doors into the caer
Floyd | hang dispiritedly from their hinges, twisted hunks of wood and iron.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large cast iron cannonball sits here, looking extremely heavy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "kick ball"
Floyd ]  Dusty Road                                Score: 21    Moves: 407
Floyd |
Floyd | > KICK BALL
Floyd |
Floyd | Aside from the emotional scarring, the cannonball remains undamaged by
Floyd | your brutal and senseless attack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x fence"
Floyd ]  Dusty Road                                Score: 21    Moves: 408
Floyd |
Floyd | > X FENCE
Floyd |
Floyd | The fence is a long low wooden barrier, built by the owner of the
Floyd | fields to keep livestock in the meadow, although there are no signs of
Floyd | livestock there right now.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  Dusty Road                                Score: 21    Moves: 409
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step over the fence and wander around the field for a short while,
Floyd | clearing your head before you return to the road.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "clear head"
Floyd ]  Dusty Road                                Score: 21    Moves: 409
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLEAR HEAD
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no head here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Waah"
Zach says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  Dusty Road                                Score: 21    Moves: 410
Floyd |
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | From here you can head east back into the bailey, or along the road to
Floyd | the northeast or southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Firion asks, "Nobody knows the real name of this game?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd ]                      About Risorgimento Represso
Floyd ]  N = next subject                                        P = previous
Floyd ]  RETURN = read subject                                Q = resume game
Floyd ]
Floyd ]   Select from:
Floyd ]
Floyd ]    > About the game
Floyd ]      About the author
Floyd ]
Floyd ]      How to Play Interactive Fiction
Floyd ]      License Information
Floyd ]
Floyd ]      Credits
Floyd ]      Release Notes
Floyd ]      Problems and bugs
Floyd ]      Special Features
Floyd ]
Floyd ]      Go Back
Floyd ]
Floyd |
Firion says, "Thanks."
Zach presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd ]                             About the game
Floyd |
Floyd | I started this game in March of 2003 when I rediscovered r.a.i-f and
Floyd | first heard of the Inform programming language.
Floyd |
Floyd | It was created using gVim on a Duron 1.3GHz machine running Linux. A
Floyd | patched build of the Inform compiler and library files were used in
Floyd | compilation.
Floyd |
Floyd | The idea for the plot grew out of a short story I had started to write
Floyd | about a student being accidentally sucked into the internship
Floyd | programme in an alternate dimension. That was about the extent of the
Floyd | story when I started the game, and it has grown from there.
Floyd |
Floyd | The name of the game came from my desire to capture the idea that the
Floyd | Wizards Guild were suppressing a magical society on the verge of
Floyd | breaking through into the age of reason. Risorgimento is a legitimate
Floyd | English word, taken from Italian, meaning a time of renewal or
Floyd | renaissance. Once I had chosen one Italian word, I opted for
Floyd | Risorgimento Represso for its literal meaning of
Floyd | Renaissance Repressed.
Floyd |
Floyd | The game and hints were completed by July 1, 2003, and the first beta
Floyd | release to the testers was made at that time.
Floyd |
Floyd | The second beta-release followed on August 31, and the testers were
Floyd | then given one final version to look over on September 17. The initial
Floyd | competition release was built on September 24, and uploaded to the IF
Floyd | Comp website.
Floyd |
Floyd | Note that spellings of some words may look incorrect. This is because
Floyd | British spellings have been used throughout, given the main
Floyd | character's nationality. Of particular note is the word "carcase"
Floyd | which may look wrong but is, in fact, correct. Also, in Europe, the
Floyd | ground level of a building is often referred to as the "ground floor",
Floyd | and climbing the first set of stairs takes you up to the "first
Floyd | floor."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Please press SPACE.]
Zach says, "Crazy Brits"
Zach presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd ]                      About Risorgimento Represso
Floyd ]  N = next subject                                        P = previous
Floyd ]  RETURN = read subject                                Q = resume game
Floyd ]
Floyd ]   Select from:
Floyd ]
Floyd ]    > About the game
Floyd ]      About the author
Floyd ]
Floyd ]      How to Play Interactive Fiction
Floyd ]      License Information
Floyd ]
Floyd ]      Credits
Floyd ]      Release Notes
Floyd ]      Problems and bugs
Floyd ]      Special Features
Floyd ]
Floyd ]      Go Back
Floyd ]
Floyd |
Zach says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The dusty road is a dry brown ribbon of earth running northeast and
Floyd | southwest. The sun shines down from high overhead, the warm baking
Floyd | heat of high summer. A meandering country fence runs along the edge of
Floyd | the road to the northwest. East, the huge wooden doors into the caer
Floyd | hang dispiritedly from their hinges, twisted hunks of wood and iron.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large cast iron cannonball sits here, looking extremely heavy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | From here you can head east back into the bailey, or along the road to
Floyd | the northeast or southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You march down the long southwest road, dust billowing around your
Floyd | feet. The road is long and straight, an arrow fired directly
Floyd | southwest. After a lengthy walk, you arrive at the Vechlee town gate
Floyd | and step through into the bustle of the town.
Floyd |
Floyd | Vechlee Gate
Floyd | Vechlee seems a bustling and thriving town. The foot traffic is
Floyd | impressive here just inside the town gate. The street is not terribly
Floyd | wide, but does boast the impressive upgrade of cobblestones.
Floyd | Southwest, the avenue continues and widens out into a large square.
Floyd | North, the road heads into the more professional quarter of North
Floyd | Vechlee. To the northeast is the town gate, leading back to the dusty
Floyd | road to Ninario's caer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small shop lies to the south, a wooden sign wedged into the
Floyd | cobblestones in front of it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x sign"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SIGN
Floyd |
Floyd | The sign is mounted on a stout wooden post, wedged securely between
Floyd | the cobblestones in front of the shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTICE:
Floyd | Eliza's Cheese Emporium has been seized by the Wizards Guild
Floyd | in connection with certain dangerous, unsanitary and illicit practices
Floyd | carried out within. Said practices having been duly deemed a seditious
Floyd | and destabilising influence on the world of magic, the Wizards Guild
Floyd | have seized and sealed the property in accordance with articles 9, 24,
Floyd | 28, 31, 37, 65, 66, 76, 83, and 112 of the Guild Act.
Floyd |
Floyd | Petition for entry to these premises can be filed with the Wizards
Floyd | Guild every third month during the new moon. Allow 12 weeks for
Floyd | processing of all requests.
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTE: charges relating to the Foreign Cheese Act are still being
Floyd | determined and will be posted at the appropriate juncture.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the shop door and step into Eliza's Cheese Emporium.
Floyd |
Floyd | Eliza's Cheese Emporium
Floyd | Emptiness and silence greet you in this small and ordinary cheese
Floyd | shop. The shop is devoid of both staff and customers. It looks like it
Floyd | would have been a nice cozy little shop though, friendly and
Floyd | family-run, the kind of place where the staff remember your favourite
Floyd | cheeses, but can also sense when you're looking for something a little
Floyd | more adventurous, a little venture beyond your usual territory. The
Floyd | air is still scented with the aroma of many different cheeses mingled
Floyd | together. The open door to the north leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large counter lining the southern wall of the shop.
Floyd | Although the shop appears abandoned, sitting atop the counter is some
Floyd | Asiago, some Bel Paese, some Caerphilly, some Wensleydale, some
Floyd | Camembert, some Gouda, some Emmental, some Stilton, some Miranda, some
Floyd | Cheshire and some Roquefort.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "mmm, cheese puzzle"
Zach says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | Asiago: Taken.
Floyd | Bel Paese: (putting the silk purse into the raspberry satchel to make
Floyd | room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | Caerphilly: (putting the chamberpot into the raspberry satchel to make
Floyd | room)
Floyd | The magical properties of the satchel prove themselves again, keeping
Floyd | the water from spilling out of the chamberpot as you place it inside.
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | Wensleydale: (putting the old iron key into the raspberry satchel to
Floyd | make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | Camembert: (putting the bearskin rug into the raspberry satchel to
Floyd | make room)
Floyd | You roll the bearskin rug up tightly and manage to shove it into the
Floyd | raspberry satchel.
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | Gouda: (putting the hand drill into the raspberry satchel to make
Floyd | room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | Emmental: (putting the pair of black goggles into the raspberry
Floyd | satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | Stilton: (putting the flask into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | Miranda: (putting the watering can into the raspberry satchel to make
Floyd | room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | Cheshire: (putting the Asiago into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | Roquefort: (putting the Bel Paese into the raspberry satchel to make
Floyd | room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, this can't end well."
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some Roquefort
Floyd |   some Cheshire
Floyd |   some Miranda
Floyd |   some Stilton
Floyd |   some Emmental
Floyd |   some Gouda
Floyd |   some Camembert
Floyd |   some Wensleydale
Floyd |   some Caerphilly
Floyd |   a magnesium flare (providing light)
Floyd |   a rusty helmet (perched on your head)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     some Bel Paese
Floyd |     some Asiago
Floyd |     an empty watering can
Floyd |     a flask
Floyd |     a pair of black goggles
Floyd |     a hand drill
Floyd |     a bearskin rug
Floyd |     an old iron key
Floyd |     a chamberpot containing 3 pints of water
Floyd |     a silk purse (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     an exercise book
Floyd |     a stick of butter
Floyd |     a ceramic bowl
Floyd |       some crystalline ammonium sulphate
Floyd |     an earthenware dish
Floyd |       some copper sulphate crystals
Floyd |     a tube of wood hastener
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x gouda"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X GOUDA
Floyd |
Floyd | A light cream-coloured cheese with a firm and compact texture.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Walking around with illegal cheese?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Zach says (to Floyd), "cf42"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway out into the Vechlee Gate area.
Floyd |
Floyd | Vechlee Gate
Floyd | Vechlee seems a bustling and thriving town. The foot traffic is
Floyd | impressive here just inside the town gate. The street is not terribly
Floyd | wide, but does boast the impressive upgrade of cobblestones.
Floyd | Southwest, the avenue continues and widens out into a large square.
Floyd | North, the road heads into the more professional quarter of North
Floyd | Vechlee. To the northeast is the town gate, leading back to the dusty
Floyd | road to Ninario's caer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small shop lies to the south, a wooden sign wedged into the
Floyd | cobblestones in front of it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "cheesy thievery"
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You push your way up the street into North Vechlee, the crowd
Floyd | lessening as you leave the gate area.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Vechlee
Floyd | The sprawling professional district of North Vechlee is home to many
Floyd | artists, craftspeople, tradesfolk and their families. Their shops and
Floyd | houses fill the small cluttered streets.
Floyd |
Floyd | An oddly silent shop lies to the west. It seems to have fallen upon
Floyd | hard economic times and is utterly abandoned, lacking even the dignity
Floyd | of boards over the windows. A sign over the door reads William's
Floyd | Woodcraft.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the east side of the street is a prosperous and thriving business.
Floyd | Gold lettering over the entranceway reads Wizardry Wooding.
Floyd |
Floyd | The street leads back south to the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | A notice is attached to the door of the abandoned shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x wensleydale"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X WENSLEYDALE
Floyd |
Floyd | A creamy-white cheese, flaky and firm.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x notice"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X NOTICE
Floyd |
Floyd | The notice is scrawled on a small piece of parchment.
Floyd |
Floyd | The wording seems a little odd.
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS:
Floyd | Because the cheaper and far superior products offered at Wizardry
Floyd | Wooding (conveniently located just across the street) threatened
Floyd | our slim margins of profitability William's Woodcraft was forced
Floyd | as of the end of this summer to cease business and close up shop.
Floyd | At Wizardry Wooding prices are so much better it was foolish to
Floyd | continue competing with them. It was a tricky decision to close.
Floyd | --William
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step into the empty silence of the abandoned shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | William's Woodcraft
Floyd | The competition from Wizardry Wooding has hit William's Woodcraft
Floyd | hard. The one-room storefront and workshop has been utterly abandoned,
Floyd | its remaining stock snapped up by Wizardry Wooding, leaving it without
Floyd | even the dignity of boards over the windows. A few lonely wood
Floyd | shavings are the only remaining testament to a once brisk and bustling
Floyd | trade.
Floyd |
Floyd | The sprawling streets of North Vechlee lie back through the doorway to
Floyd | the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | About the only item of stock that seems to have been left behind is a
Floyd | familiar-looking stone bottle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x bottle"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BOTTLE
Floyd |
Floyd | It's another bottle of WizStrip. It looks exactly like those stone
Floyd | bottles of ginger beer, but the label on the side reads WizStrip
Floyd | Paint Stripper, Industrial Strength. Then in smaller letters:
Floyd | WARNING: Highly reactive. Do not mix with methane.
Floyd |
Floyd | Unlike the last bottle, this one appears to have a waxy hermetic seal
Floyd | around the lip.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "eh? Familiar?"
DavidW says, "oh, I see."
Zach says (to Floyd), "take bottle"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE BOTTLE
Floyd |
Floyd | (putting the Caerphilly into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You walk back out into the bright sunshine.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Vechlee
Floyd | The sprawling professional district of North Vechlee is home to many
Floyd | artists, craftspeople, tradesfolk and their families. Their shops and
Floyd | houses fill the small cluttered streets.
Floyd |
Floyd | An oddly silent shop lies to the west. It seems to have fallen upon
Floyd | hard economic times and is utterly abandoned, lacking even the dignity
Floyd | of boards over the windows. A sign over the door reads William's
Floyd | Woodcraft.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the east side of the street is a prosperous and thriving business.
Floyd | Gold lettering over the entranceway reads Wizardry Wooding.
Floyd |
Floyd | The street leads back south to the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | A notice is attached to the door of the abandoned shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step into the antiseptic cleanliness of Wizardry Wooding.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wizardry Wooding
Floyd | Stark plain utilitarianism seems to be the order of the day in this
Floyd | shop. The room is large and bare, save for a counter on the east side,
Floyd | just in front of a curtained doorway. The street lies out the doorway
Floyd | to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | An older woman stands behind the counter, dealing with a customer, a
Floyd | large burly man.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, I'm sorry, luv," says the shopkeeper, "but the original order
Floyd | quite clearly says red mahogany, and there's your signature
Floyd | at the bottom. Did you want to wait for the black to come in?"
Floyd |
Floyd | The burly man looks around in some consternation. "But it's taken five
Floyd | weeks just to get this order. How much longer would black mahogany
Floyd | take?"
Floyd |
Floyd | The shopkeeper purses her lips. "Ooh, that would take another five to
Floyd | six at least, luv, I'm sorry. D'you know any wizards? If you did, I
Floyd | could p'raps bump you up the list a bit."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Bah!" snorts the man in disgust. "When I used to deal with William,
Floyd | this never happened." He turns to stomp out of the store. "Wizards,"
Floyd | he mutters as he passes you, looking darkly at your robes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shopkeeper sighs as he leaves. "Customers," she smiles, looking at
Floyd | you. "Now, luv, you look like a nice wizard's apprentice, what can I
Floyd | do for you?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask shopkeeper about william"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK SHOPKEEPER ABOUT WILLIAM
Floyd |
Floyd | "Isn't it such a shame, luv?" asks the shopkeeper, shaking her head.
Floyd | "He was such a nice man of course, but selling all that ordinary plain
Floyd | wood to all those customers... all without Guild sanction. Poor
Floyd | dearie. He should have seen it coming."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't think we know what we want here yet."
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask shopkeeper about cheese"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK SHOPKEEPER ABOUT CHEESE
Floyd |
Floyd | The shopkeeper's eyes narrow. "I sell wood," she says, a bit
Floyd | menacingly, "not cheese. You want cheese, go visit Eliza Stilton's
Floyd | place."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "hee"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask shopkeeper about guild"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK SHOPKEEPER ABOUT GUILD
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ooh, I wouldn't worry about that at all if I were you, luv," smiles
Floyd | the shopkeeper. "Best not to, really."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask shopkeeper about wood"
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask shopkeeper about Ninario"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK SHOPKEEPER ABOUT WOOD
Floyd |
Floyd | The shopkeeper brightens visibly and pulls herself off the counter.
Floyd | "So you're interested in some wood are you? Well, let me run down what
Floyd | we've got, luv."
Floyd |
Floyd | She takes a deep breath.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We've got alder, ash, aspen, balsa, bamboo, basswood, birch,
Floyd | butternut, cedar, dark cedar, white cedar, red cedar, cherry,
Floyd | chestnut, cottonwood, cypress, ebony, elm, soft elm, rock elm, fir,
Floyd | hawthorn, hemlock, hickory, holly..." She trails off.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Half a mo, and let me catch my breath, luv." She pauses and fills her
Floyd | lungs again.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We've also got larch, maple, hard maple, soft maple, mahogany, red
Floyd | mahogany, black mahogany, myrtle, pecan, persimmon, pine, red pine,
Floyd | white pine, dried pine, knotty pine, dried knotty pine, spruce,
Floyd | redwood, rosewood, rowan, sycamore, teak, willow and black willow."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Now then luv," smiles the shopkeeper. "Which would you like?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK SHOPKEEPER ABOUT NINARIO
Floyd |
Floyd | "I haven't seen him in quite a while, the poor dear," frowns the
Floyd | shopkeeper. "Of course, he's in a bit of a legal squabble with the
Floyd | guild, so I'm sure he's busy."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Maybe we can grow a tree"
DavidW says, "Not from a plank. And until we know exactly what we want, I don't want to guess."
Zach says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | It's unclear what you're referring to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back out into the sunshine, and draw a cleansing breath of
Floyd | air.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Vechlee
Floyd | The sprawling professional district of North Vechlee is home to many
Floyd | artists, craftspeople, tradesfolk and their families. Their shops and
Floyd | houses fill the small cluttered streets.
Floyd |
Floyd | An oddly silent shop lies to the west. It seems to have fallen upon
Floyd | hard economic times and is utterly abandoned, lacking even the dignity
Floyd | of boards over the windows. A sign over the door reads William's
Floyd | Woodcraft.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the east side of the street is a prosperous and thriving business.
Floyd | Gold lettering over the entranceway reads Wizardry Wooding.
Floyd |
Floyd | The street leads back south to the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | A notice is attached to the door of the abandoned shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Also, how would we pay for it?"
Zach says, "CHEES"
DavidW says, "I have the suspicion that cheese is a magical reagent in this game."
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head back south to the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | Vechlee Gate
Floyd | Vechlee seems a bustling and thriving town. The foot traffic is
Floyd | impressive here just inside the town gate. The street is not terribly
Floyd | wide, but does boast the impressive upgrade of cobblestones.
Floyd | Southwest, the avenue continues and widens out into a large square.
Floyd | North, the road heads into the more professional quarter of North
Floyd | Vechlee. To the northeast is the town gate, leading back to the dusty
Floyd | road to Ninario's caer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small shop lies to the south, a wooden sign wedged into the
Floyd | cobblestones in front of it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You push southwest through the crowd to the market square.
Floyd |
Floyd | Market Square
Floyd | A bustle of people and activity fills this cobblestoned market square.
Floyd | The people of Vechlee hurry about their business, intent on their
Floyd | daily tasks with barely a glance to spare for a lowly wizard's
Floyd | apprentice, otherworldly or not.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many different shops and establishments line the edges of the square.
Floyd | To the north is a sturdy workmanlike building, falling into disrepair.
Floyd | Large letters over the entrance read Vechlee Townspeople Building
Floyd | Society. To the south is a sprawling commercial edifice, with a
Floyd | seemingly endless stream of wizards pushing their way through the
Floyd | doors. Gilt-edged lettering over the door reads Wizards Guild
Floyd | Savings & Loan.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the northwest is a small shop, notable more for the lack of
Floyd | customers streaming into it than any other distinguishing
Floyd | characteristic. Small hand-lettered writing over the doorway reads
Floyd | Sorcery Supply. Southwest, the cobblestoned road heads out of
Floyd | the square and toward the western outskirts of Vechlee. Back to the
Floyd | northeast lies the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | An abandoned market stall sits here, weathered and worn, a yellowed
Floyd | piece of paper attached to its side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says "bloop" and shrinks down into a little dot, then winks out...just like those old-fashioned B&w televisions.
Gerynar has disconnected. DavidW says, "Found the bank."
Zach says, "Now to rob it"
Zach says (to Floyd), "read paper"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ PAPER
Floyd |
Floyd | (the yellowed piece of paper)
Floyd | Due to the constant annoying stream of customers that owning a
Floyd | business seems to have generated, I have retired to the mountains to
Floyd | pursue life as a hermit. Do not come to visit, do
Floyd | not come to buy nice shiny objects for your hearth and home
Floyd | at low, low prices and above all, do not come to offer me one
Floyd | more chance to purchase anything that slices, dices, purees or chops
Floyd | -- Robert
Floyd |
Floyd | At the bottom of the note, a different hand has added:
Floyd |
Floyd | Yes, we at the Bureau of Public Works are aware that this stall has
Floyd | been abandoned for some three weeks now. The problem will be dealt
Floyd | with as soon as the necessary Temporary Stall Removal Forms are
Floyd | processed by the Bureau of Stamping, Filing and Collating (now a
Floyd | wholly licensed subsidiary of the Wizards Guild). Kindly stop dropping
Floyd | by to inform us of the abandoned stall, as the crowds of helpful
Floyd | people are creating needlessly long lines in the Bureau and ruining
Floyd | the graceful architectural lines of the lobby. -- B.P.W.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yeah, right."
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You push through the throngs of people in the square and into the
Floyd | empty silence of the Vechlee Townspeople Building Society.
Floyd |
Floyd | Vechlee Townspeople Building Society
Floyd | It seems this building society's fortunes have fallen rather sharply
Floyd | of late. Every scrap of furniture, all the dividing walls, counters
Floyd | and so on one would expect to see in a bank have all been ripped up,
Floyd | leaving a hollow empty shell. A forlorn sign on the wall tells
Floyd | customers about the competitive loan rates and exciting investment
Floyd | opportunities.
Floyd |
Floyd | Whoever cleaned the bank out was not completely thorough; sunlight
Floyd | glints on a small gold coin in the corner of the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "This game is like Enchanter and Bureaucracy combined."
Zach says (to Floyd), "take coin"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE COIN
Floyd |
Floyd | (putting the Wensleydale into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yay, money"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x coin"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X COIN
Floyd |
Floyd | This small coin, about the same size as a pound coin, is minted
Floyd | beautifully in gold, and feels wonderfully solid in the hand. The
Floyd | edges are smooth and unmilled. The obverse shows the profile of a
Floyd | regal looking chap along with the inscription Turthalion: D G
Floyd | Regis F D. The reverse shows plumes in a coronet, with the word
Floyd | Plotkins above and the number 10 below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x sign"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SIGN
Floyd |
Floyd | The sign advertises the building society's low, low loan rates and
Floyd | excellent investment opportunities.
Floyd |
Floyd | We will beat all Wizards Guild Savings Bank quotes! is one of
Floyd | several of its claims.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the bustle of the market square.
Floyd |
Floyd | Market Square
Floyd | A bustle of people and activity fills this cobblestoned market square.
Floyd | The people of Vechlee hurry about their business, intent on their
Floyd | daily tasks with barely a glance to spare for a lowly wizard's
Floyd | apprentice, otherworldly or not.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many different shops and establishments line the edges of the square.
Floyd | To the north is a sturdy workmanlike building, falling into disrepair.
Floyd | Large letters over the entrance read Vechlee Townspeople Building
Floyd | Society. To the south is a sprawling commercial edifice, with a
Floyd | seemingly endless stream of wizards pushing their way through the
Floyd | doors. Gilt-edged lettering over the door reads Wizards Guild
Floyd | Savings & Loan.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the northwest is a small shop, notable more for the lack of
Floyd | customers streaming into it than any other distinguishing
Floyd | characteristic. Small hand-lettered writing over the doorway reads
Floyd | Sorcery Supply. Southwest, the cobblestoned road heads out of
Floyd | the square and toward the western outskirts of Vechlee. Back to the
Floyd | northeast lies the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | An abandoned market stall sits here, weathered and worn, a yellowed
Floyd | piece of paper attached to its side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step out of the bustle of the market square and into the dimly lit
Floyd | quiet of Sorcery Supply.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sorcery Supply
Floyd | Eerie ghostly light flows dimly into this shop from unseen sources,
Floyd | bathing everything in an almost mystical glow. The smell of incense
Floyd | and various magical chemicals and powders lend the shop a heady aroma
Floyd | that makes your head spin. The room is steeped in a palpable air of
Floyd | magic. Southeast is the doorway back to the market square, whose
Floyd | bright sunshine and loud noises seem a distant memory.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Greetings, young apprentice!" calls the shopkeeper, an old crone
Floyd | sitting in a rocking chair. "Welcome to Sorcery Supply, the
Floyd | place for all manner of spellcasting paraphernalia."
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass trophy case filled with expensive merchandise catches your
Floyd | eye.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting prominently displayed on a wooden stand is a silver bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the silver bowl or the ceramic bowl?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x silver"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SILVER
Floyd |
Floyd | A large silver bowl, beautifully made. The sides are delicately worked
Floyd | with bas-relief of farm scenes, rural folk about their everyday
Floyd | business: milking cows, shearing sheep, churning butter and making
Floyd | cheese.
Floyd |
Floyd | The old crone jots something down on a piece of paper and nods
Floyd | approvingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask crone about silver"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT SILVER
Floyd |
Floyd | "It is a bowl of scrying," says the old crone, "used for divination.
Floyd | The object whose divine mysteries you wish to explore is placed
Floyd | inside. The bowl works its magic, and then you look deeply into it and
Floyd | divine the future, the past, or other hidden secrets." The old crone
Floyd | coughs and slips out of her salespitch style. "Artisan-direct pricing,
Floyd | only five plotkins."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask crone about cheese"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT CHEESE
Floyd |
Floyd | A sudden gleam comes into the old crone's eyes. "Cheese, my dear
Floyd | student, that's the true secret to divination. Cheese!" She falls
Floyd | silent, an odd but pensive smile on her face.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask crone about gouda"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT GOUDA
Floyd |
Floyd | A sudden gleam comes into the old crone's eyes. "Cheese, my dear
Floyd | student, that's the true secret to divination. Cheese!" She falls
Floyd | silent, an odd but pensive smile on her face.
Floyd |
Floyd | The old woman flicks an eye in your direction. "Still here, are you?
Floyd | Well, tell that bumbleheaded fool Ninario I said hello."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask crone about ninario"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT NINARIO
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ninario the wizard? He and I are very old friends," says the
Floyd | old crone. "The main word being old," she adds, cackling.
Floyd | "Yes, little Magic Bunny and I have known each other for a very long
Floyd | time."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "hee hee Magic Bunny"
DavidW says, "'Magic Bunny'?!"
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask crone about Magic Bunny"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT MAGIC BUNNY
Floyd |
Floyd | "No, my dear, trust me. A young thing like you doesn't want to hear
Floyd | about what old biddies like your master and I used to get up to.
Floyd | Suffice to say, we weren't always this old."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Eye of newt," mutters the old crone glancing at a piece of paper in
Floyd | her hand. "How provincial."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "More than just friends, I'd say"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x case"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CASE
Floyd |
Floyd | The interior of the glass trophy case is lined with shelves. Resting
Floyd | on the shelves are a coil of rope, a nasty-looking knife, a brass
Floyd | lantern, an Elvish sword of great antiquity and a jewel-encrusted egg.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "open case"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN CASE
Floyd |
Floyd | The old crone slaps your hand away. "If you're interested in
Floyd | something, ask."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Are you going to buy something," asks the old crone suddenly, "or
Floyd | just stand there like a lump in a bog? This isn't the student lounge,
Floyd | you know."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask crone about zork"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT ZORK
Floyd |
Floyd | "Oh you never know what those Implementors are up to," says the old
Floyd | crone with a touch of frustration. "They've been pretty quiet for a
Floyd | number of years, though."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask crone about rope"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT ROPE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Rope," says the old crone. "As one infamous reluctant hero once said,
Floyd | you'll want it, if you haven't got it. Don't get hung up on a
Floyd | forgotten rope. Yours for the mere pittance of thirteen plotkins."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask crone about knife"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT KNIFE
Floyd |
Floyd | "You won't find a nastier one," says the old crone. "Never dulls. A
Floyd | steal at twenty-seven plotkins."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask crone about wood"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT WOOD
Floyd |
Floyd | "Rather than admit ignorance on any topic, the elderly prefer to feign
Floyd | deafness and ignore the question altogether," says the old crone.
Floyd | "Watch as I demonstrate."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask crone about egg"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT EGG
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah, these were all the rage a number of years ago," says the old
Floyd | crone. "Of course, this one was one of the earliest; they proved so
Floyd | popular everyone started making them. Then the makers of this
Floyd | original one got into making office fripperies for the business world,
Floyd | and the whole market for these eggs collapsed." She sighs and shakes
Floyd | her head. "This one's going for one hundred and five plotkins."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask crone about sword"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | "Of ancient Elvish workmanship," says the old crone. "A rare bargain
Floyd | at only seventy-three plotkins." She pauses. "I've never been certain
Floyd | why we've got Elvish swords, but no Elves. Odd."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "heh"
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask crone about lantern"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT LANTERN
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah, the brass lantern," says the old crone. "Just the thing for
Floyd | exploring extinct underground empires. This magical variety never runs
Floyd | out of power. A paltry forty-seven plotkins and it's yours."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Are you going to buy something," asks the old crone suddenly, "or
Floyd | just stand there like a lump in a bog? This isn't the student lounge,
Floyd | you know."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I suspect that we can only buy the silver bowl, but who knows."
Zach says, "Yeah"
Zach says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Zach says (to Floyd), "cf43"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "buy bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the silver bowl or the ceramic bowl?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "buy silver"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY SILVER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah, the discerning eye of the student picks out the best bargain,"
Floyd | says the old crone "5 plotkins will suffice to purchase the bowl of
Floyd | scrying." She takes the 10 plotkin piece in her hand, snaps her
Floyd | fingers strangely, and hands it back to you. You notice that it is now
Floyd | silver instead of gold.
Floyd |
Floyd | She waves her hand toward the silver bowl. "It's yours," she tells
Floyd | you. "Use it well."
Floyd |
Floyd | You lift the silver bowl from the stand.
Floyd | (putting the Camembert into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Sorcery Supply
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach asks, "Should we buy it?"
DavidW says, "I think we should, yeah."
Zach says (to Floyd), "buy silver"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY SILVER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah, the discerning eye of the student picks out the best bargain,"
Floyd | says the old crone "5 plotkins will suffice to purchase the bowl of
Floyd | scrying." She takes the 10 plotkin piece in her hand, snaps her
Floyd | fingers strangely, and hands it back to you. You notice that it is now
Floyd | silver instead of gold.
Floyd |
Floyd | She waves her hand toward the silver bowl. "It's yours," she tells
Floyd | you. "Use it well."
Floyd |
Floyd | You lift the silver bowl from the stand.
Floyd | (putting the Camembert into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "look in bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | (the silver bowl)
Floyd | The silver bowl is empty.
DavidW says, "I don't see how to avoid making big mistakes, though, except by remembering our old save points."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "put gouda in bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT GOUDA IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | (the silver bowl)
Floyd | You drop the Gouda into the silver bowl. For a moment, nothing
Floyd | happens. Then, astoundingly, the cheese begins to break down, as it
Floyd | reverses the coagulating process and turns into a lumpy mess of raw
Floyd | curds. The bowl hums as it slowly consumes the raw curds to fuel its
Floyd | visionary powers. The bowl begins to glow with an otherworldly light
Floyd | and you gaze into its glowing silvery depths.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slowly, a scene forms in the depths of the bowl. You bend closer and
Floyd | suddenly feel yourself being pulled into the bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | Darkness
Floyd | It is pitch black. This is madness! You have no concept of the dangers
Floyd | that lurk in the darkness of this strange and magical world.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, abruptly, the vision fades, and you are back where you
Floyd | started.
Floyd |
Floyd | The last of the Gouda vanishes from the bowl with a curious sucking
Floyd | sound and the bowl goes dim.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Try putting something, a cheese, into the silver bowl and scry it."
DavidW says, "oh dear. The cheese vanishes."
Zach says, "We've got a lot, though"
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a silver bowl
Floyd |   a small silver coin
Floyd |   a bottle of WizStrip
Floyd |   some Roquefort
Floyd |   some Cheshire
Floyd |   some Miranda
Floyd |   some Stilton
Floyd |   some Emmental
Floyd |   a magnesium flare (providing light)
Floyd |   a rusty helmet (perched on your head)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     some Camembert
Floyd |     some Wensleydale
Floyd |     some Caerphilly
Floyd |     some Bel Paese
Floyd |     some Asiago
Floyd |     an empty watering can
Floyd |     a flask
Floyd |     a pair of black goggles
Floyd |     a hand drill
Floyd |     a bearskin rug
Floyd |     an old iron key
Floyd |     a chamberpot containing 3 pints of water
Floyd |     a silk purse (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     an exercise book
Floyd |     a stick of butter
Floyd |     a ceramic bowl
Floyd |       some crystalline ammonium sulphate
Floyd |     an earthenware dish
Floyd |       some copper sulphate crystals
Floyd |     a tube of wood hastener
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | The old crone glances up at you briefly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Dare we try a non-cheese?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "put steel key in bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT STEEL KEY IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | (the silver bowl)
Floyd | You need to be holding the small steel key before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "put coin in bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT COIN IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | (the silver bowl)
Floyd | You drop the small silver coin into the silver bowl. Nothing happens;
Floyd | no vision of the future appears, no secret mysteries of the universe
Floyd | are revealed. Disappointed, you remove it from the bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "wait, we have two keys?"
Zach says, "One for the lab, one for the machine shop"
DavidW says, "oh."
DavidW says, "I guess the bowl is only gouda for cheeses."
Zach says, "heh"
Zach says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Good luck with the scrying bowl!" calls the old crone as you step
Floyd | out.
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back out of the dim and dusty shop into the brilliant
Floyd | sunshine of the market square.
Floyd |
Floyd | Market Square
Floyd | A bustle of people and activity fills this cobblestoned market square.
Floyd | The people of Vechlee hurry about their business, intent on their
Floyd | daily tasks with barely a glance to spare for a lowly wizard's
Floyd | apprentice, otherworldly or not.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many different shops and establishments line the edges of the square.
Floyd | To the north is a sturdy workmanlike building, falling into disrepair.
Floyd | Large letters over the entrance read Vechlee Townspeople Building
Floyd | Society. To the south is a sprawling commercial edifice, with a
Floyd | seemingly endless stream of wizards pushing their way through the
Floyd | doors. Gilt-edged lettering over the door reads Wizards Guild
Floyd | Savings & Loan.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the northwest is a small shop, notable more for the lack of
Floyd | customers streaming into it than any other distinguishing
Floyd | characteristic. Small hand-lettered writing over the doorway reads
Floyd | Sorcery Supply. Southwest, the cobblestoned road heads out of
Floyd | the square and toward the western outskirts of Vechlee. Back to the
Floyd | northeast lies the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | An abandoned market stall sits here, weathered and worn, a yellowed
Floyd | piece of paper attached to its side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You push your way through the throng of wizards and into the Wizards
Floyd | Guild Savings & Loan. Before you can take another step, a short and
Floyd | rather ugly guard grabs you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Oi! Non-wizard banking hours are from eleven until three every second
Floyd | Wednesday." He pushes you back out into the street, wagging a finger.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search stall"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH STALL
Floyd |
Floyd | The whole thing looks in imminent danger of collapsing, so it might be
Floyd | safer not to disturb it any further.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can head north into the Vechlee Townspeople Building Society,
Floyd | south into the Wizards Guild Savings & Loan or northwest into Sorcery
Floyd | Supply.
Floyd |
Floyd | The street also heads northeast to the town gate, or southwest to the
Floyd | outskirts.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You push your way out of the market square and head southwest through
Floyd | ever-thinning crowds to the outskirts of Vechlee.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outskirts
Floyd | The westernmost outskirts of Vechlee contrast sharply with the
Floyd | bustling and thriving town you glimpsed at the east gate. Here at the
Floyd | west gate, the foot traffic is nonexistent, and Vechlee seems quiet
Floyd | and peaceful, almost eerily so. The street is narrow and cobblestoned,
Floyd | and heads west out of the city. The market square is back to the
Floyd | northeast and south is the entrance to a large and impressive looking
Floyd | building.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bored-looking guard lounges beside the entrance to the Guild Hall.
Floyd | When he sees you, he straightens up with a sigh, trying vainly to look
Floyd | interested in his job.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard raises a hand as you approach. "Studen' mun ev wizzurds wiv
Floyd | 'em for ti cum intiv 'all ," he tells you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "bribe guard with cheese"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BRIBE GUARD WITH CHEESE
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask guard about cheese"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK GUARD ABOUT CHEESE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah dean't knaw nowt aboot 'at," declares the guard stoutly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "tell guard about ninny"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TELL GUARD ABOUT NINNY
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard nods seriously. "Oh aye, ah ed an ideear 'at wur t' cayse."
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard sighs and shifts his stance slightly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "turn guard into newt"
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You head out the western gates of the town.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Vechlee
Floyd | The peace and quiet of a summer countryside surround you once again,
Floyd | here outside the walls of Vechlee. The cobblestones have vanished and
Floyd | the road has reverted to a plain dirt ribbon snaking its way west.
Floyd | Hilly mountainous country borders the road to the north and a small
Floyd | path wends that way, climbing up into the crags. East are the walls of
Floyd | Vechlee, their broad expanse interrupted by both the gate back into
Floyd | town as well as the end of a rusty metal pipe that sticks out of the
Floyd | wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small wooden sign sits at the side of the road leading west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x sign"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SIGN
Floyd |
Floyd | The sign is mounted on a steel post driven into the grass at the side
Floyd | of the road.
Floyd |
Floyd | Blumph: 40 miles
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x pipe"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | The sewer outflow pipe rises up into the wall surrounding Vechlee, and
Floyd | looks like it connects to the vast sewer system inside the city. It's
Floyd | about a foot in diameter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "look in pipe"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK IN PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | The narrow path twists and turns up the side of the mountain. It's not
Floyd | too hard of a climb, but it certainly gets the limbs moving and the
Floyd | heart pumping. Eventually, the path you are following narrows.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ledge
Floyd | The path narrows to a ledge here that curves around the side of the
Floyd | mountain. East is a towering wall of rock, west a nasty tumble off the
Floyd | cliffside. The narrow path heads south back down the mountain, and to
Floyd | the north, the ledge opens up into a wide plateau.
Floyd |
Floyd | A black bear blocks the trail north here, pawing at the carcase of
Floyd | some unfortunate animal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "wear rug"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the bearskin rug)
Floyd | You duck under the rug. The smell and heat are oppressive, but it's
Floyd | possible to peer through the mouth to see your way around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "roar"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ROAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You roar loudly, attempting to attract some attention.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bear doesn't seem too bothered by your roar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "kiss bear"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KISS BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | The bear roars and swipes at you with a massive claw. You back away
Floyd | hurriedly, keeping your affections to yourself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't think we can fool an actual bear this way."
Zach says (to Floyd), "dance"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DANCE
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "remove rug"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMOVE RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | The stench of the rug wins in the end, and you duck back out from
Floyd | under it. Phew!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "But we could pretend to be this bear to someone else, I'd think."
Zach says (to Floyd), "x bear"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | The black bear has a long, straight muzzle, large teeth and short
Floyd | sharp claws. It looks very menacing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | The black bear rears up on its hind legs and roars angrily. It doesn't
Floyd | want you interfering with its meal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | It's doubtful that you could scale the wall of rock, certainly not
Floyd | without mountaineering equipment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | The narrow path twists and turns down the mountainside. It's much
Floyd | easier going back down than coming up.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Vechlee
Floyd | The peace and quiet of a summer countryside surround you once again,
Floyd | here outside the walls of Vechlee. The cobblestones have vanished and
Floyd | the road has reverted to a plain dirt ribbon snaking its way west.
Floyd | Hilly mountainous country borders the road to the north and a small
Floyd | path wends that way, climbing up into the crags. East are the walls of
Floyd | Vechlee, their broad expanse interrupted by both the gate back into
Floyd | town as well as the end of a rusty metal pipe that sticks out of the
Floyd | wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small wooden sign sits at the side of the road leading west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You walk back into the outskirts of Vechlee.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outskirts
Floyd | The westernmost outskirts of Vechlee contrast sharply with the
Floyd | bustling and thriving town you glimpsed at the east gate. Here at the
Floyd | west gate, the foot traffic is nonexistent, and Vechlee seems quiet
Floyd | and peaceful, almost eerily so. The street is narrow and cobblestoned,
Floyd | and heads west out of the city. The market square is back to the
Floyd | northeast and south is the entrance to a large and impressive looking
Floyd | building.
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard looks at the helmet and nods approvingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "wear rug"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | You duck under the rug. The smell and heat are oppressive, but it's
Floyd | possible to peer through the mouth to see your way around.
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard's eyes narrow. "Ez-tha gotten et?" he asks, peering at the
Floyd | bearskin rug suspiciously.
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard glances up at you briefly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "roar"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ROAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You roar loudly, attempting to attract some attention.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thoo soonds weeantly vexed!" says the guard, shaking his head in
Floyd | sympathy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "remove rug"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMOVE RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | The stench of the rug wins in the end, and you duck back out from
Floyd | under it. Phew!
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard stares at you in astonishment. "Stthrange queer things tha
Floyd | diz, fair eneeaf," he says.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask guard about guild"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK GUARD ABOUT GUILD
Floyd |
Floyd | "That be guild 'all," says the guard nodding his head at the building
Floyd | behind him.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask guard about wizards"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK GUARD ABOUT WIZARDS
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah dean't knaw ower much aboot any wizzurds," declares the guard. "Ah
Floyd | yanly worrks for 'em."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask guard about himself"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK GUARD ABOUT HIMSELF
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard nods at you. "Ah's varry weel suited ti meet tha. Ah's Ned.
Floyd | Ah worrk at dooerwaay." He pauses. "Thoo maay think them's a good 'un,
Floyd | but ah reckons nowt on 't. It deean't pay seea verry weel."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "He's Ned."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask ned about crone"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK NED ABOUT CRONE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah dean't knaw nowt aboot 'at," declares Ned stoutly.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ned sighs and shifts his stance slightly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask ned about ninny"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK NED ABOUT NINNY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah dean't knaw ower much aboot any wizzurds," declares Ned. "Ah yanly
Floyd | worrks for 'em."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask ned about william"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK NED ABOUT WILLIAM
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah dean't knaw nowt aboot 'at," declares Ned stoutly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask ned about eliza"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK NED ABOUT ELIZA
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah dean't knaw nowt aboot 'at," declares Ned stoutly.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ned gazes dejectedly at the ground. "Ah thowt ah knaw a' aboot
Floyd | trainin' troops, but 'e reckons ah knaw nowt. If ah ed knawn haw ti
Floyd | drill 'em, ah mud ev deean betther."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask ned about troops"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK NED ABOUT TROOPS
Floyd |
Floyd | "Aye, tha's gat good thowt there, ah's sairly slack aboot them troops.
Floyd | Ah aam for ti drill 'em, but ah deean't knaw haw." He sighs. "Ah mud
Floyd | be oot o' worrk if ah can't. Ah's gotten a weyfe an' bairns, an' ah's
Floyd | a right ti keep 'em. Mah worrk deean't pay seea varry weel, ah've bin
Floyd | sellin' th' graith, leyke. 'F ah yanly ed summat vallabull ti sell,
Floyd | we'd be awl suited. We's addlin' nowt reet noo. An' ah'll tell tha
Floyd | strait, if ah seed 10 plotkins awl a' yance, t'au'd missus an' ah an'
Floyd | t'bairns'd flit."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Translation?"
pollux says, "'woe is me, I haven't enough cash'"
DavidW says, "'if I only had something valuable to sell, we'd be all suited."
DavidW says, "hm. We might've given him the 10 plotkin coin to get in, I suppose."
Zach says (to Floyd), "ask ned about silver"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK NED ABOUT SILVER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah dean't knaw nowt aboot 'at," declares Ned stoutly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "show coin to ned"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOW COIN TO NED
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah's reet suited sumyan ez gat sum brass, any road," Ned
Floyd | tells you, sounding a bit despondent.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give coin to ned"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE COIN TO NED
Floyd |
Floyd | Ned's eyes widen as he sees the shining silver coin. "Thoo wants ma ti
Floyd | ev 'at?" he asks in surprise. "Ah'll tell tha, ah doot we could find
Floyd | summat for ti ware 'at on." He glances around furtively, and then
Floyd | takes the offered coin.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah's off for ti tell th' weyfe an' bairns, an' visit th' market, but
Floyd | ah'll be back i' t' crackin' of a lop."
Floyd |
Floyd | He charges off, a happy man.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "um. Did we want to do that?"
Zach says, "Now we can go in, I guess"
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the arched doorway into the vaulted splendour of the
Floyd | guild hall foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yeah, wish I knew if it was the right thing to do."
Zach says, "We did get a point"
DavidW says, "yes, but this may be a puzzle box where there's multiple solutions to early puzzles, but only one way to solve all of them concurrently."
DavidW says, "anyway, let's explore this guild."
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the door and step into the closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | Closet
Floyd | Small and cramped, this tiny closet is barely large enough to turn
Floyd | around in. It is devoid of supplies of any kind, but is obviously used
Floyd | for maintenance purposes, rather than storage. The hall is back to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small copper pipe runs down the southern wall, entering the closet
Floyd | from the floor above and descending down to depths unknown.
Floyd |
Floyd | Near the bottom of the eastern wall, at floor level, is a rectangular
Floyd | grille-covered opening.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x opening"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X OPENING
Floyd |
Floyd | The rectangular shaped opening is covered with a metal grille. Beyond
Floyd | the grille, you can see a duct extending upwards. It's probably an air
Floyd | intake vent.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "open grille"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN GRILLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't pry the cover from the intake vent.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "tap pipe"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAP PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Doing that to inanimate objects doesn't seem to do much.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "listen to pipe"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LISTEN TO PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | You prick up your ears, but hear nothing out of the ordinary.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step out of the narrow confinement of the closet and into the
Floyd | echoing vastness of the foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "s"
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south into the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kitchen
Floyd | Gleaming pots and pans line the walls of this expansive and rather
Floyd | barren kitchen. A well-scrubbed pine table occupies the middle of the
Floyd | room. The foyer lies back to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | Embedded in the southern wall of the kitchen is a dumb waiter attached
Floyd | to a system of ropes and pulleys. Resting on the dumb waiter is a
Floyd | silver tea tray. On the tray, you can see some cold chicken and a
Floyd | bottle of ginger beer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Although the kitchen is deserted, someone has left a stick of
Floyd | margarine sitting on the table here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | cold chicken: Taken.
Floyd | bottle of ginger beer: (putting the Emmental into the raspberry
Floyd | satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | stick of margarine: (putting the Stilton into the raspberry satchel to
Floyd | make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "What's we gotsss in our pocketsss? Everything."
Zach says, "mwaha"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x tabke"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TABKE
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no tabke here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TABLE
Floyd |
Floyd | The pine table is smooth and level, crafted of soft white pine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x pots"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X POTS
Floyd |
Floyd | Miscellaneous pots and pans line the walls of the kitchen. They look
Floyd | in pristine condition, and you wonder if they have ever been used.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Dumbwaiter may be an elevator for us, but who knows yet."
Zach says (to Floyd), "enter dumbwaiter"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER DUMBWAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no dumbwaiter here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "enter dumb waiter"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER DUMB WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | Unfortunately, it wasn't designed to accomodate students. Dumb waiter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | The only way out is north back to the foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You ascend the ornate marble staircase to the first floor, but just as
Floyd | you reach the top, a burly guard appears. "First floor is off-limits
Floyd | to apprentices," he booms in stentorian tones.
Floyd |
Floyd | He sends you marching back down the stairs, watching to make sure you
Floyd | go.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yeah, I wondered about that."
DavidW says, "We probably need a shrinking elixir or a turn-into-monkey spell scroll."
DavidW says, "Or send up the sandwich laced with sleeping potion."
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a stick of margarine
Floyd |   a bottle of ginger beer
Floyd |   some cold chicken
Floyd |   a bearskin rug
Floyd |   a silver bowl
Floyd |   a bottle of WizStrip
Floyd |   some Roquefort
Floyd |   some Cheshire
Floyd |   some Miranda
Floyd |   a magnesium flare (providing light)
Floyd |   a rusty helmet (perched on your head)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     some Stilton
Floyd |     some Emmental
Floyd |     some Camembert
Floyd |     some Wensleydale
Floyd |     some Caerphilly
Floyd |     some Bel Paese
Floyd |     some Asiago
Floyd |     an empty watering can
Floyd |     a flask
Floyd |     a pair of black goggles
Floyd |     a hand drill
Floyd |     an old iron key
Floyd |     a chamberpot containing 3 pints of water
Floyd |     a silk purse (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     an exercise book
Floyd |     a stick of butter
Floyd |     a ceramic bowl
Floyd |       some crystalline ammonium sulphate
Floyd |     an earthenware dish
Floyd |       some copper sulphate crystals
Floyd |     a tube of wood hastener
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x margarine"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X MARGARINE
Floyd |
Floyd | A bright yellow stick of margarine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x chicken"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CHICKEN
Floyd |
Floyd | The cold chicken has delicately spiced crispy skin, just the way you
Floyd | like it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "x ginger"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X GINGER
Floyd |
Floyd | A bottle of ginger beer. It looks identical to the bottle of WizStrip,
Floyd | save for the lack of a warning label on the side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I wonder if we can scry the margarine. I doubt it though."
Zach says, "Or poison them"
DavidW says, "Since it's not dairy"
Zach says (to Floyd), "take label"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE LABEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You painstakingly pick at the label. It comes off in annoyingly
Floyd | discrete little chunks, but eventually the bottle is label-free.
Floyd | Unfortunately, the label doesn't survive the process.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Zach says (to Floyd), "cf44"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take label"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE LABEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You painstakingly pick at the label. It comes off in annoyingly
Floyd | discrete little chunks, but eventually the bottle is label-free.
Floyd | Unfortunately, the label doesn't survive the process.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south into the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kitchen
Floyd | Gleaming pots and pans line the walls of this expansive and rather
Floyd | barren kitchen. A well-scrubbed pine table occupies the middle of the
Floyd | room. The foyer lies back to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | Embedded in the southern wall of the kitchen is a dumb waiter attached
Floyd | to a system of ropes and pulleys. Resting on the dumb waiter is a
Floyd | silver tea tray.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a stick of margarine
Floyd |   a bottle of ginger beer
Floyd |   some cold chicken
Floyd |   a bearskin rug
Floyd |   a silver bowl
Floyd |   a bottle of WizStrip
Floyd |   some Roquefort
Floyd |   some Cheshire
Floyd |   some Miranda
Floyd |   a magnesium flare (providing light)
Floyd |   a rusty helmet (perched on your head)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     some Stilton
Floyd |     some Emmental
Floyd |     some Camembert
Floyd |     some Wensleydale
Floyd |     some Caerphilly
Floyd |     some Bel Paese
Floyd |     some Asiago
Floyd |     an empty watering can
Floyd |     a flask
Floyd |     a pair of black goggles
Floyd |     a hand drill
Floyd |     an old iron key
Floyd |     a chamberpot containing 3 pints of water
Floyd |     a silk purse (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     an exercise book
Floyd |     a stick of butter
Floyd |     a ceramic bowl
Floyd |       some crystalline ammonium sulphate
Floyd |     an earthenware dish
Floyd |       some copper sulphate crystals
Floyd |     a tube of wood hastener
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "You might try to steam a label off."
DavidW says, "But you'd have to restore first to try it."
Zach asks, "Do we have anything to steam with?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "put chicken on tray"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT CHICKEN ON TRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the cold chicken on the silver tea tray.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "No, but we haven't been everywhere yet."
Zach says (to Floyd), "put wizstrip on tray"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT WIZSTRIP ON TRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the bottle of WizStrip on the silver tea tray.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "pull dumb waiter"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PULL DUMB WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | You strain and tug, but can't do it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "raise waiter"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RAISE WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | You're not certain how to raise this dumb waiter. Perhaps it's only
Floyd | meant to be pulled up from above.
Zach says (to Floyd), "pull rope"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PULL ROPE
Floyd |
Floyd | You strain and tug, but can't do it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Hmm"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "whistle"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WHISTLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "tug rope"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TUG ROPE
Floyd |
Floyd | You strain and tug, but can't do it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. There must be a signal for it."
DavidW says, "like ringing a dinner bell, maybe."
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "tell guard about dinner"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TELL GUARD ABOUT DINNER
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no guard here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You ascend the ornate marble staircase once again. Just as you reach
Floyd | the top and think you're in the clear, two pairs of arms reach out,
Floyd | and grab you. The two guards now posted at the top of the stairs
Floyd | frogmarch you back down. "Don't you listen?" bellows the stentorian
Floyd | one. "Off-limits!"
Floyd |
Floyd | They march back up the stairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "There's no way to communicate directly with the stairs guard."
Zach says (to Floyd), "ring silver bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RING SILVER BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put margarine in silver bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT MARGARINE IN SILVER BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You drop the stick of margarine into the silver bowl. Nothing happens;
Floyd | no vision of the future appears, no secret mysteries of the universe
Floyd | are revealed. Disappointed, you remove it from the bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "put Wensleydale in silver"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT WENSLEYDALE IN SILVER
Floyd |
Floyd | You need to be holding the Wensleydale before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take Wensleydale"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE WENSLEYDALE
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "put Wensleydale in silver"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT WENSLEYDALE IN SILVER
Floyd |
Floyd | You drop the Wensleydale into the silver bowl. As the cheese breaks
Floyd | down, the bowl begins to glow with an otherworldly light and you gaze
Floyd | into its glowing silvery depths.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slowly, a scene forms in the depths of the bowl. You bend closer and
Floyd | suddenly feel yourself being pulled into the bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | Cell
Floyd | This small stone room seems to have only recently been converted into
Floyd | a cell. There is a short stone bench jutting out from the wall, with a
Floyd | familiar round hole roughly in the middle of it. The Guild seem to
Floyd | have temporarily given over their main toilet for incarcerating
Floyd | Ninario. However magical the Guild are, it doesn't extend to their
Floyd | bodily functions; the smell in here is definitely not what you would
Floyd | call magical.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario glances at the small opening to the toilet distastefully.
Floyd | "After you, I'm sure, my dear student. Mm-yes."
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, abruptly, the vision fades, and you are back where you
Floyd | started.
Floyd |
Floyd | The last of the Wensleydale vanishes from the bowl with a curious
Floyd | sucking sound and the bowl goes dim.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach asks, "Hmm, maybe we have to use all the cheese?"
Zach asks, "Where have we not been yet?"
DavidW says, "west of outskirts, at least."
inky arrives, full of fun, but no funk. DavidW says, "I'm worried about using all the cheeses, but it's hard to see what else to do with them yet."
DavidW says, "Maybe we can re-find Ned somewhere and ask him more questions."
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step from the vast echoing foyer of the Guild Hall into the
Floyd | street.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outskirts
Floyd | The westernmost outskirts of Vechlee contrast sharply with the
Floyd | bustling and thriving town you glimpsed at the east gate. Here at the
Floyd | west gate, the foot traffic is nonexistent, and Vechlee seems quiet
Floyd | and peaceful, almost eerily so. The street is narrow and cobblestoned,
Floyd | and heads west out of the city. The market square is back to the
Floyd | northeast and south is the entrance to a large and impressive looking
Floyd | building.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I'd restore back to before destroying the label, at some point."
Zach says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
Zach says (to Floyd), "cf44"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd | > RESTOREOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a stick of margarine
Floyd |   a bottle of ginger beer
Floyd |   some cold chicken
Floyd |   a bearskin rug
Floyd |   a silver bowl
Floyd |   a bottle of WizStrip
Floyd |   some Roquefort
Floyd |   some Cheshire
Floyd |   some Miranda
Floyd |   a magnesium flare (providing light)
Floyd |   a rusty helmet (perched on your head)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     some Stilton
Floyd |     some Emmental
Floyd |     some Camembert
Floyd |     some Wensleydale
Floyd |     some Caerphilly
Floyd |     some Bel Paese
Floyd |     some Asiago
Floyd |     an empty watering can
Floyd |     a flask
Floyd |     a pair of black goggles
Floyd |     a hand drill
Floyd |     an old iron key
Floyd |     a chamberpot containing 3 pints of water
Floyd |     a silk purse (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     an exercise book
Floyd |     a stick of butter
Floyd |     a ceramic bowl
Floyd |       some crystalline ammonium sulphate
Floyd |     an earthenware dish
Floyd |       some copper sulphate crystals
Floyd |     a tube of wood hastener
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step from the vast echoing foyer of the Guild Hall into the
Floyd | street.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outskirts
Floyd | The westernmost outskirts of Vechlee contrast sharply with the
Floyd | bustling and thriving town you glimpsed at the east gate. Here at the
Floyd | west gate, the foot traffic is nonexistent, and Vechlee seems quiet
Floyd | and peaceful, almost eerily so. The street is narrow and cobblestoned,
Floyd | and heads west out of the city. The market square is back to the
Floyd | northeast and south is the entrance to a large and impressive looking
Floyd | building.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You return to the crowded bustle of the market square.
Floyd |
Floyd | Market Square
Floyd | A bustle of people and activity fills this cobblestoned market square.
Floyd | The people of Vechlee hurry about their business, intent on their
Floyd | daily tasks with barely a glance to spare for a lowly wizard's
Floyd | apprentice, otherworldly or not.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many different shops and establishments line the edges of the square.
Floyd | To the north is a sturdy workmanlike building, falling into disrepair.
Floyd | Large letters over the entrance read Vechlee Townspeople Building
Floyd | Society. To the south is a sprawling commercial edifice, with a
Floyd | seemingly endless stream of wizards pushing their way through the
Floyd | doors. Gilt-edged lettering over the door reads Wizards Guild
Floyd | Savings & Loan.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the northwest is a small shop, notable more for the lack of
Floyd | customers streaming into it than any other distinguishing
Floyd | characteristic. Small hand-lettered writing over the doorway reads
Floyd | Sorcery Supply. Southwest, the cobblestoned road heads out of
Floyd | the square and toward the western outskirts of Vechlee. Back to the
Floyd | northeast lies the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | An abandoned market stall sits here, weathered and worn, a yellowed
Floyd | piece of paper attached to its side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You push your way out of the market square and head southwest through
Floyd | ever-thinning crowds to the outskirts of Vechlee.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outskirts
Floyd | The westernmost outskirts of Vechlee contrast sharply with the
Floyd | bustling and thriving town you glimpsed at the east gate. Here at the
Floyd | west gate, the foot traffic is nonexistent, and Vechlee seems quiet
Floyd | and peaceful, almost eerily so. The street is narrow and cobblestoned,
Floyd | and heads west out of the city. The market square is back to the
Floyd | northeast and south is the entrance to a large and impressive looking
Floyd | building.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You head out the western gates of the town.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Vechlee
Floyd | The peace and quiet of a summer countryside surround you once again,
Floyd | here outside the walls of Vechlee. The cobblestones have vanished and
Floyd | the road has reverted to a plain dirt ribbon snaking its way west.
Floyd | Hilly mountainous country borders the road to the north and a small
Floyd | path wends that way, climbing up into the crags. East are the walls of
Floyd | Vechlee, their broad expanse interrupted by both the gate back into
Floyd | town as well as the end of a rusty metal pipe that sticks out of the
Floyd | wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small wooden sign sits at the side of the road leading west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | The narrow path twists and turns up the side of the mountain. It's not
Floyd | too hard of a climb, but it certainly gets the limbs moving and the
Floyd | heart pumping. Eventually, the path you are following narrows.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ledge
Floyd | The path narrows to a ledge here that curves around the side of the
Floyd | mountain. East is a towering wall of rock, west a nasty tumble off the
Floyd | cliffside. The narrow path heads south back down the mountain, and to
Floyd | the north, the ledge opens up into a wide plateau.
Floyd |
Floyd | A black bear blocks the trail north here, pawing at the carcase of
Floyd | some unfortunate animal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I was thinking west of the Outside Vechlee"
Zach says (to Floyd), "throw chicken to bear"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > THROW CHICKEN TO BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to throw the cold chicken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "give chicken to bear"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE CHICKEN TO BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | The bear sniffs briefly at the cold chicken but doesn't show any other
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | The narrow path twists and turns down the mountainside. It's much
Floyd | easier going back down than coming up.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Vechlee
Floyd | The peace and quiet of a summer countryside surround you once again,
Floyd | here outside the walls of Vechlee. The cobblestones have vanished and
Floyd | the road has reverted to a plain dirt ribbon snaking its way west.
Floyd | Hilly mountainous country borders the road to the north and a small
Floyd | path wends that way, climbing up into the crags. East are the walls of
Floyd | Vechlee, their broad expanse interrupted by both the gate back into
Floyd | town as well as the end of a rusty metal pipe that sticks out of the
Floyd | wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small wooden sign sits at the side of the road leading west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You glance at the sign, which reads Blumph: 40 miles, and
Floyd | reconsider. You'll need a faster means of transportation than your
Floyd | feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm-yes"
Zach says, "Maybe this is the same pipe from the Wizard Guild"
DavidW asks, "Can we go north of North Vechlee, or is it just the two woodshops there?"
DavidW says, "I thought the pipes were completely different."
Zach says (to Floyd), "x pipe"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | The sewer outflow pipe rises up into the wall surrounding Vechlee, and
Floyd | looks like it connects to the vast sewer system inside the city. It's
Floyd | about a foot in diameter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Yeah, you're right"
Zach says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You walk back into the outskirts of Vechlee.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outskirts
Floyd | The westernmost outskirts of Vechlee contrast sharply with the
Floyd | bustling and thriving town you glimpsed at the east gate. Here at the
Floyd | west gate, the foot traffic is nonexistent, and Vechlee seems quiet
Floyd | and peaceful, almost eerily so. The street is narrow and cobblestoned,
Floyd | and heads west out of the city. The market square is back to the
Floyd | northeast and south is the entrance to a large and impressive looking
Floyd | building.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You return to the crowded bustle of the market square.
Floyd |
Floyd | Market Square
Floyd | A bustle of people and activity fills this cobblestoned market square.
Floyd | The people of Vechlee hurry about their business, intent on their
Floyd | daily tasks with barely a glance to spare for a lowly wizard's
Floyd | apprentice, otherworldly or not.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many different shops and establishments line the edges of the square.
Floyd | To the north is a sturdy workmanlike building, falling into disrepair.
Floyd | Large letters over the entrance read Vechlee Townspeople Building
Floyd | Society. To the south is a sprawling commercial edifice, with a
Floyd | seemingly endless stream of wizards pushing their way through the
Floyd | doors. Gilt-edged lettering over the door reads Wizards Guild
Floyd | Savings & Loan.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the northwest is a small shop, notable more for the lack of
Floyd | customers streaming into it than any other distinguishing
Floyd | characteristic. Small hand-lettered writing over the doorway reads
Floyd | Sorcery Supply. Southwest, the cobblestoned road heads out of
Floyd | the square and toward the western outskirts of Vechlee. Back to the
Floyd | northeast lies the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | An abandoned market stall sits here, weathered and worn, a yellowed
Floyd | piece of paper attached to its side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We could try using more cheeses in the hopes that one of the visions will give us a magic word or a secret location to search."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push stall"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH STALL
Floyd |
Floyd | The whole thing looks in imminent danger of collapsing, so it might be
Floyd | safer not to disturb it any further.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look under stall"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER STALL
Floyd |
Floyd | The whole thing looks in imminent danger of collapsing, so it might be
Floyd | safer not to disturb it any further.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "break stall"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BREAK STALL
Floyd |
Floyd | The whole thing looks in imminent danger of collapsing, so it might be
Floyd | safer not to disturb it any further.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "climb stall"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLIMB STALL
Floyd |
Floyd | The whole thing looks in imminent danger of collapsing, so it might be
Floyd | safer not to disturb it any further.
Floyd |
Floyd | The buzz of many voices and conversations swells in the crowd around
Floyd | you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x crowd"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CROWD
Floyd |
Floyd | The townsfolk of Vechlee all look extremely busy, hurrying about their
Floyd | business. There's certainly a wide cross-section of society
Floyd | represented.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x flare"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X FLARE
Floyd |
Floyd | The magnesium cylinder has been twisted and glows intensely, providing
Floyd | illumination. It glows so brightly that looking directly at it is
Floyd | difficult.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "steam"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STEAM
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Steam is a verb, I see."
Zach says (to Floyd), "put Caerphilly in bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT CAERPHILLY IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | (the silver bowl)
Floyd | You need to be holding the Caerphilly before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take Caerphilly"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CAERPHILLY
Floyd |
Floyd | (putting the Miranda into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "put Caerphilly in bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT CAERPHILLY IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | (the silver bowl)
Floyd | You drop the Caerphilly into the silver bowl. As the cheese breaks
Floyd | down, the bowl begins to glow with an otherworldly light and you gaze
Floyd | into its glowing silvery depths.
Floyd |
Floyd | Everything goes fuzzy and indistinct. Annoyingly, it seems to stay
Floyd | that way. You can see things happening in the bowl, a scene of the
Floyd | future being played out, but you can make out nothing of the details,
Floyd | no matter how hard you look. Eventually, the last of the Caerphilly
Floyd | vanishes from the bowl with a curious sucking sound and the bowl goes
Floyd | dim.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Market Square
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
McMartin says, "Well, I mean, it *is* a verb"
DavidW asks, "Did Ninny's kitchen have a kettle?"
Zach has disconnected.
Zach has connected.
Zach has disconnected.
Zach has connected.
Zach says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Market Square
Floyd | A bustle of people and activity fills this cobblestoned market square.
Floyd | The people of Vechlee hurry about their business, intent on their
Floyd | daily tasks with barely a glance to spare for a lowly wizard's
Floyd | apprentice, otherworldly or not.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many different shops and establishments line the edges of the square.
Floyd | To the north is a sturdy workmanlike building, falling into disrepair.
Floyd | Large letters over the entrance read Vechlee Townspeople Building
Floyd | Society. To the south is a sprawling commercial edifice, with a
Floyd | seemingly endless stream of wizards pushing their way through the
Floyd | doors. Gilt-edged lettering over the door reads Wizards Guild
Floyd | Savings & Loan.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the northwest is a small shop, notable more for the lack of
Floyd | customers streaming into it than any other distinguishing
Floyd | characteristic. Small hand-lettered writing over the doorway reads
Floyd | Sorcery Supply. Southwest, the cobblestoned road heads out of
Floyd | the square and toward the western outskirts of Vechlee. Back to the
Floyd | northeast lies the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | An abandoned market stall sits here, weathered and worn, a yellowed
Floyd | piece of paper attached to its side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some Caerphilly
Floyd |   a stick of margarine
Floyd |   a bottle of ginger beer
Floyd |   some cold chicken
Floyd |   a bearskin rug
Floyd |   a silver bowl
Floyd |   a bottle of WizStrip
Floyd |   some Roquefort
Floyd |   some Cheshire
Floyd |   a magnesium flare (providing light)
Floyd |   a rusty helmet (perched on your head)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     some Miranda
Floyd |     some Stilton
Floyd |     some Emmental
Floyd |     some Camembert
Floyd |     some Wensleydale
Floyd |     some Bel Paese
Floyd |     some Asiago
Floyd |     an empty watering can
Floyd |     a flask
Floyd |     a pair of black goggles
Floyd |     a hand drill
Floyd |     an old iron key
Floyd |     a chamberpot containing 3 pints of water
Floyd |     a silk purse (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     an exercise book
Floyd |     a stick of butter
Floyd |     a ceramic bowl
Floyd |       some crystalline ammonium sulphate
Floyd |     an earthenware dish
Floyd |       some copper sulphate crystals
Floyd |     a tube of wood hastener
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take asiago"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ASIAGO
Floyd |
Floyd | (putting the Cheshire into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "put asiago in silver"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT ASIAGO IN SILVER
Floyd |
Floyd | You drop the Asiago into the silver bowl. As the cheese breaks down,
Floyd | the bowl begins to glow with an otherworldly light and you gaze into
Floyd | its glowing silvery depths.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slowly, a scene forms in the depths of the bowl. You bend closer and
Floyd | suddenly feel yourself being pulled into the bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the Mountaintop
Floyd | Sunlight beats down warmly from high overhead this bald and barren
Floyd | mountaintop. It's extremely hot, and the trees and grass have faded
Floyd | away, leaving a bare smooth expanse of rock. The wind is stronger
Floyd | here, and whips your robe against your legs. West, the mountain trail
Floyd | winds back down toward the plateau.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small shoddily built lean-to sits here.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why was I made to suffer so?" wails the hermit suddenly. "I came up
Floyd | here with every good intention of getting away from society and having
Floyd | time to contemplate, but all I can think about is the burning pain in
Floyd | my eyes. If only I could find a way to shield my eyes from all this
Floyd | sunlight!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, abruptly, the vision fades, and you are back where you
Floyd | started.
Floyd |
Floyd | The last of the Asiago vanishes from the bowl with a curious sucking
Floyd | sound and the bowl goes dim.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, the black goggles would help the hermit."
Zach says (to Floyd), "take cheeses"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CHEESES
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the Caerphilly, the Roquefort, the Cheshire, the
Floyd | Miranda, the Stilton, the Emmental, the Camembert, the Wensleydale or
Floyd | the Bel Paese?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take Camembert"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CAMEMBERT
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "put Camembert in silver"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT CAMEMBERT IN SILVER
Floyd |
Floyd | You drop the Camembert into the silver bowl. As the cheese breaks
Floyd | down, the bowl begins to glow with an otherworldly light and you gaze
Floyd | into its glowing silvery depths.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slowly, a scene forms in the depths of the bowl. You bend closer and
Floyd | suddenly feel yourself being pulled into the bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outskirts
Floyd | The westernmost outskirts of Vechlee contrast sharply with the
Floyd | bustling and thriving town you glimpsed at the east gate. Here at the
Floyd | west gate, the foot traffic is nonexistent, and Vechlee seems quiet
Floyd | and peaceful, almost eerily so. The street is narrow and cobblestoned,
Floyd | and heads west out of the city. The market square is back to the
Floyd | northeast and south is the entrance to a large and impressive looking
Floyd | building.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Aye," says Ned excitedly as you offer him the hand drill. "Ah could
Floyd | sell tha' for a reet bit o' brass and the weyfe an' bairns an' ma
Floyd | could git summat t' eat, leyke." He rubs his broad chin pensively.
Floyd | "'Course, on t'other hond, if ah gave 'at ti ploomber's union, they
Floyd | mud let ma in." He reaches towards the drill, and then stops.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Diz-ta reely want ti gi' ma that?" he asks doubtfully. "Ah's nivver
Floyd | deean nowt for tha."
Floyd |
Floyd | When you offer the drill again, he accepts it eagerly. "Weel, that's
Floyd | reet good o' tha. Ah'll tell tha, if there's owt ah can effther deea
Floyd | for tha, ah's thah chap. Ah'll nut forget tha."
Floyd |
Floyd | He shakes your hand firmly and wholeheartedly and then charges off, a
Floyd | happy man.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, abruptly, the vision fades, and you are back where you
Floyd | started.
Floyd |
Floyd | The last of the Camembert vanishes from the bowl with a curious
Floyd | sucking sound and the bowl goes dim.
Floyd |
Floyd | The crowd disperses briefly, like waves breaking on shore, but then
Floyd | begins its slow surf-like buildup once more.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "gee, that's what we shoulda done with Ned, then."
Zach says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Zach says (to Floyd), "cf37"
Floyd | > RESTOREOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Garderobe
Floyd | The peak of ancient plumbing technology, the garderobe is a fairly
Floyd | simple affair: a short stone bench jutting out from the wall with the
Floyd | usual-sized hole roughly in the middle of it, and a rack for reading
Floyd | material attached to the wall. The only odd thing is the lack of any
Floyd | toilet paper. Perhaps it's all accomplished magically. A small narrow
Floyd | window on the northern wall admits some light into this room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
Zach says (to Floyd), "cf44"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd | > RESTOREOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "restore 43"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE 43
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to restore.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Zach says (to Floyd), "43"
Floyd | %% Critical error.
Floyd | %% Message: stream_open_file: unable to open file.
Floyd | > RESTORERestore failed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Zach says (to Floyd), "42"
Floyd | %% Critical error.
Floyd | %% Message: stream_open_file: unable to open file.
Floyd | > RESTORERestore failed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "cf43 is just before we bought the silver bowl."
DavidW says, "You're forgetting to use cf in front of the numbers."
Zach says, "Ah, right"
Zach says, "I thought we saved before giving the coin, but it looks like not"
DavidW says, "no, we probably need to go back to cf43."
Zach says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Zach says (to Floyd), "cf43"
Floyd | > RESTOREOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sorcery Supply
Floyd | Eerie ghostly light flows dimly into this shop from unseen sources,
Floyd | bathing everything in an almost mystical glow. The smell of incense
Floyd | and various magical chemicals and powders lend the shop a heady aroma
Floyd | that makes your head spin. The room is steeped in a palpable air of
Floyd | magic. Southeast is the doorway back to the market square, whose
Floyd | bright sunshine and loud noises seem a distant memory.
Floyd |
Floyd | The old crone sits and rocks slowly back and forth on her chair.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass trophy case filled with expensive merchandise catches your
Floyd | eye.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting prominently displayed on a wooden stand is a silver bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I'm wondering if we really need the silver bowl at all? We get points for using it, but so far, its hints are things that we might've done without it."
Zach says, "Yeah, good just be the hint system"
Zach says, "s/good/could"
Zach says, "Want to drive? My fingers are tired."
DavidW asks, "ok. Do we buy the bowl or not this time?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Come again, young apprentice!" calls the shopkeeper as you leave.
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back out of the dim and dusty shop into the brilliant
Floyd | sunshine of the market square.
Floyd |
Floyd | Market Square
Floyd | A bustle of people and activity fills this cobblestoned market square.
Floyd | The people of Vechlee hurry about their business, intent on their
Floyd | daily tasks with barely a glance to spare for a lowly wizard's
Floyd | apprentice, otherworldly or not.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many different shops and establishments line the edges of the square.
Floyd | To the north is a sturdy workmanlike building, falling into disrepair.
Floyd | Large letters over the entrance read Vechlee Townspeople Building
Floyd | Society. To the south is a sprawling commercial edifice, with a
Floyd | seemingly endless stream of wizards pushing their way through the
Floyd | doors. Gilt-edged lettering over the door reads Wizards Guild
Floyd | Savings & Loan.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the northwest is a small shop, notable more for the lack of
Floyd | customers streaming into it than any other distinguishing
Floyd | characteristic. Small hand-lettered writing over the doorway reads
Floyd | Sorcery Supply. Southwest, the cobblestoned road heads out of
Floyd | the square and toward the western outskirts of Vechlee. Back to the
Floyd | northeast lies the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | An abandoned market stall sits here, weathered and worn, a yellowed
Floyd | piece of paper attached to its side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You push your way out of the market square and head southwest through
Floyd | ever-thinning crowds to the outskirts of Vechlee.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outskirts
Floyd | The westernmost outskirts of Vechlee contrast sharply with the
Floyd | bustling and thriving town you glimpsed at the east gate. Here at the
Floyd | west gate, the foot traffic is nonexistent, and Vechlee seems quiet
Floyd | and peaceful, almost eerily so. The street is narrow and cobblestoned,
Floyd | and heads west out of the city. The market square is back to the
Floyd | northeast and south is the entrance to a large and impressive looking
Floyd | building.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bored-looking guard lounges beside the entrance to the Guild Hall.
Floyd | When he sees you, he straightens up with a sigh, trying vainly to look
Floyd | interested in his job.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask guard about himself"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK GUARD ABOUT HIMSELF
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard nods at you. "Ah's varry weel suited ti meet tha. Ah's Ned.
Floyd | Ah worrk at dooerwaay." He pauses. "Thoo maay think them's a good 'un,
Floyd | but ah reckons nowt on 't. It deean't pay seea verry weel."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give drill to ned"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE DRILL TO NED
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the hand drill)
Floyd | (putting the Camembert into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | "Aye," says Ned excitedly as you offer him the hand drill. "Ah could
Floyd | sell tha' for a reet bit o' brass and the weyfe an' bairns an' ah
Floyd | could git summat t' eat, leyke." He rubs his broad chin pensively.
Floyd | "'Course, on t'other 'and, if ah gave 'at ti ploomber's union, they
Floyd | mud let ma in." He reaches towards the drill, and then stops.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Diz-ta reely want ti gi' ma that?" he asks doubtfully. "Ah's nivver
Floyd | deean nowt for tha."
Floyd |
Floyd | When you offer the drill again, he accepts it eagerly. "Weel, that's
Floyd | reet good o' tha. Ah'll tell tha, if there's owt ah can effther deea
Floyd | for tha, ah's thah chap. Ah'll nut forget tha."
Floyd |
Floyd | He shakes your hand firmly and wholeheartedly and then charges off, a
Floyd | happy man.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by four points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "We can if we get stuck"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the arched doorway into the vaulted splendour of the
Floyd | guild hall foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south into the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kitchen
Floyd | Gleaming pots and pans line the walls of this expansive and rather
Floyd | barren kitchen. A well-scrubbed pine table occupies the middle of the
Floyd | room. The foyer lies back to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | Embedded in the southern wall of the kitchen is a dumb waiter attached
Floyd | to a system of ropes and pulleys. Resting on the dumb waiter is a
Floyd | silver tea tray. On the tray, you can see some cold chicken and a
Floyd | bottle of ginger beer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Although the kitchen is deserted, someone has left a stick of
Floyd | margarine sitting on the table here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take tray and stick"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE TRAY AND STICK
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the stick of margarine or the creamy yellow stick
Floyd | of butter?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "We have butter?"
Zach says, "Yeah"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take tray and margarine"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE TRAY AND MARGARINE
Floyd |
Floyd | silver tea tray: Taken.
Floyd | stick of margarine: (putting the Gouda into the raspberry satchel to
Floyd | make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tray"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | A silver tea tray, delicately filigreed with pastoral scenes. The tray
Floyd | contains some cold chicken and a bottle of ginger beer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x waiter"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | The dumb waiter sits in a square stone shaft embedded in the southern
Floyd | wall of the kitchen. It is currently open, but empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close waiter"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLOSE WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | As you close the door to the dumb waiter, a bell rings somewhere
Floyd | above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ah. That's how it works."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open waiter"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | The bell rings again, this time with a much lower tone, as you open
Floyd | the door, revealing the dumb waiter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach smacks head
DavidW says, "We still need to steam the label"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step from the vast echoing foyer of the Guild Hall into the
Floyd | street.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outskirts
Floyd | The westernmost outskirts of Vechlee contrast sharply with the
Floyd | bustling and thriving town you glimpsed at the east gate. Here at the
Floyd | west gate, the foot traffic is nonexistent, and Vechlee seems quiet
Floyd | and peaceful, almost eerily so. The street is narrow and cobblestoned,
Floyd | and heads west out of the city. The market square is back to the
Floyd | northeast and south is the entrance to a large and impressive looking
Floyd | building.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | The market square lies back to the northeast, south is the entrance to
Floyd | a large building, and west the road heads out of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You return to the crowded bustle of the market square.
Floyd |
Floyd | Market Square
Floyd | A bustle of people and activity fills this cobblestoned market square.
Floyd | The people of Vechlee hurry about their business, intent on their
Floyd | daily tasks with barely a glance to spare for a lowly wizard's
Floyd | apprentice, otherworldly or not.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many different shops and establishments line the edges of the square.
Floyd | To the north is a sturdy workmanlike building, falling into disrepair.
Floyd | Large letters over the entrance read Vechlee Townspeople Building
Floyd | Society. To the south is a sprawling commercial edifice, with a
Floyd | seemingly endless stream of wizards pushing their way through the
Floyd | doors. Gilt-edged lettering over the door reads Wizards Guild
Floyd | Savings & Loan.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the northwest is a small shop, notable more for the lack of
Floyd | customers streaming into it than any other distinguishing
Floyd | characteristic. Small hand-lettered writing over the doorway reads
Floyd | Sorcery Supply. Southwest, the cobblestoned road heads out of
Floyd | the square and toward the western outskirts of Vechlee. Back to the
Floyd | northeast lies the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | An abandoned market stall sits here, weathered and worn, a yellowed
Floyd | piece of paper attached to its side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You can head north into the Vechlee Townspeople Building Society,
Floyd | south into the Wizards Guild Savings & Loan or northwest into Sorcery
Floyd | Supply.
Floyd |
Floyd | The street also heads northeast to the town gate, or southwest to the
Floyd | outskirts.
Floyd |
Floyd | The buzz of many voices and conversations swells in the crowd around
Floyd | you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You push your way through the throng of wizards and into the Wizards
Floyd | Guild Savings & Loan. Before you can take another step, a short and
Floyd | rather ugly guard grabs you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Oi! Non-wizard banking hours are from eleven until three every second
Floyd | Wednesday." He pushes you back out into the street, wagging a finger.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask guard about bank"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK GUARD ABOUT BANK
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no guard here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask crowd about bank"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CROWD ABOUT BANK
Floyd |
Floyd | You ask a few of the passersby, and finally a frazzled woman stops and
Floyd | tells you, "The building society? Aye, it was a bad business, that.
Floyd | They were offering better loan rates than the Wizards Guild Bank for a
Floyd | bit, but it seems a lot of wizards signed up for loans and then
Floyd | defaulted on payment all at once." She shakes her head. "Then the
Floyd | Wizards Guild Bank bought them up, and closed shop. Now if you want to
Floyd | bank, it has to be there." She suddenly seems to notice your
Floyd | apprentice robes. "But there's nothing wrong with banking there, of
Floyd | course," she adds quickly. She looks around furtively and then
Floyd | scurries away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Seems like the guild needs a smackdown."
Zach says, "Good idea asking the crowd"
Zach says, "Yeah, the Guild are jerks"
DavidW says, "This game seems to have excellent NPC topic repetoires."
DavidW says, "I'm worried we've missed an exit or location somewhere."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x wood"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X WOOD
Floyd |
Floyd | A short red tube. Small printing on the side reads All-Purpose
Floyd | Wood Hastener. The tube seems to contain a reddish paste.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "So, we could buy wood with our coin, I suppose, then 'hasten' it, whatever that means."
Zach says, "Ah, I forgot about that"
Zach says, "Yeah, let's see what it costs"
DavidW says, "ok"
Zach says, "I assumed hasten = grow"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You push through the throngs of people in the square and into the
Floyd | empty silence of the Vechlee Townspeople Building Society.
Floyd |
Floyd | Vechlee Townspeople Building Society
Floyd | It seems this building society's fortunes have fallen rather sharply
Floyd | of late. Every scrap of furniture, all the dividing walls, counters
Floyd | and so on one would expect to see in a bank have all been ripped up,
Floyd | leaving a hollow empty shell. A forlorn sign on the wall tells
Floyd | customers about the competitive loan rates and exciting investment
Floyd | opportunities.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I'm really not sure."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the bustle of the market square.
Floyd |
Floyd | Market Square
Floyd | A bustle of people and activity fills this cobblestoned market square.
Floyd | The people of Vechlee hurry about their business, intent on their
Floyd | daily tasks with barely a glance to spare for a lowly wizard's
Floyd | apprentice, otherworldly or not.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many different shops and establishments line the edges of the square.
Floyd | To the north is a sturdy workmanlike building, falling into disrepair.
Floyd | Large letters over the entrance read Vechlee Townspeople Building
Floyd | Society. To the south is a sprawling commercial edifice, with a
Floyd | seemingly endless stream of wizards pushing their way through the
Floyd | doors. Gilt-edged lettering over the door reads Wizards Guild
Floyd | Savings & Loan.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the northwest is a small shop, notable more for the lack of
Floyd | customers streaming into it than any other distinguishing
Floyd | characteristic. Small hand-lettered writing over the doorway reads
Floyd | Sorcery Supply. Southwest, the cobblestoned road heads out of
Floyd | the square and toward the western outskirts of Vechlee. Back to the
Floyd | northeast lies the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | An abandoned market stall sits here, weathered and worn, a yellowed
Floyd | piece of paper attached to its side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You push northeast through the crowd back toward the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | Vechlee Gate
Floyd | Vechlee seems a bustling and thriving town. The foot traffic is
Floyd | impressive here just inside the town gate. The street is not terribly
Floyd | wide, but does boast the impressive upgrade of cobblestones.
Floyd | Southwest, the avenue continues and widens out into a large square.
Floyd | North, the road heads into the more professional quarter of North
Floyd | Vechlee. To the northeast is the town gate, leading back to the dusty
Floyd | road to Ninario's caer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small shop lies to the south, a wooden sign wedged into the
Floyd | cobblestones in front of it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You push your way up the street into North Vechlee, the crowd
Floyd | lessening as you leave the gate area.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Vechlee
Floyd | The sprawling professional district of North Vechlee is home to many
Floyd | artists, craftspeople, tradesfolk and their families. Their shops and
Floyd | houses fill the small cluttered streets.
Floyd |
Floyd | An oddly silent shop lies to the west. It seems to have fallen upon
Floyd | hard economic times and is utterly abandoned, lacking even the dignity
Floyd | of boards over the windows. A sign over the door reads William's
Floyd | Woodcraft.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the east side of the street is a prosperous and thriving business.
Floyd | Gold lettering over the entranceway reads Wizardry Wooding.
Floyd |
Floyd | The street leads back south to the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | A notice is attached to the door of the abandoned shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step into the antiseptic cleanliness of Wizardry Wooding.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wizardry Wooding
Floyd | Stark plain utilitarianism seems to be the order of the day in this
Floyd | shop. The room is large and bare, save for a counter on the east side,
Floyd | just in front of a curtained doorway. The street lies out the doorway
Floyd | to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shopkeeper's eyes flick up to the helmet and her eyebrows rise
Floyd | slightly. "Expecting some danger are you, luv?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask shopkeeper about hickory"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK SHOPKEEPER ABOUT HICKORY
Floyd |
Floyd | The shopkeeper sighs and pulls herself off the counter. "Now, now,
Floyd | luv, you really must listen this time. It fair tires me out repeating
Floyd | this list."
Floyd |
Floyd | She takes a deep breath.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We've got alder, ash, aspen, balsa, bamboo, basswood, birch,
Floyd | butternut, cedar, dark cedar, white cedar, red cedar, cherry,
Floyd | chestnut, cottonwood, cypress, ebony, elm, soft elm, rock elm, fir,
Floyd | hawthorn, hemlock, hickory, holly..." She trails off.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Half a mo, and let me catch my breath, luv." She pauses and fills her
Floyd | lungs again.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We've also got larch, maple, hard maple, soft maple, mahogany, red
Floyd | mahogany, black mahogany, myrtle, pecan, persimmon, pine, red pine,
Floyd | white pine, dried pine, knotty pine, dried knotty pine, spruce,
Floyd | redwood, rosewood, rowan, sycamore, teak, willow and black willow."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Now then luv," smiles the shopkeeper. "Which would you like?"
Floyd |
Floyd | The shopkeeper picks up a piece of paper from the countertop and
Floyd | sighs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf45"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "buy hickory"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY HICKORY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Of course, luv," says the shopkeeper. She springs into action and
Floyd | notes down your order meticulously. "Now let me just check..." She
Floyd | vanishes into the back room for a few seconds, where you hear her
Floyd | rummaging about. She soon returns.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We don't have any in stock at the moment, but I've put you down on
Floyd | the list," she says, her blue-tinged hair bobbing as she nods her
Floyd | head.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Although," she adds, frowning, "as you're not a wizard, I'm afraid
Floyd | you go near the bottom of the list, just above our regular non-wizard
Floyd | customers, luv. Still, it doesn't take long; your wood should be here
Floyd | in about four weeks."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Wizardry Wooding
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge. DavidW says, "hm, shame Ninny didn't leave a spare wizard robe lying around."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask shopkeeper about cost"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK SHOPKEEPER ABOUT COST
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ooh, I wouldn't worry about that at all if I were you, luv," smiles
Floyd | the shopkeeper. "Best not to, really."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask shopkeeper about hastener"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK SHOPKEEPER ABOUT HASTENER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Wood hastener!" says the shopkeeper. "Very nice, luv. Just the thing
Floyd | for speeding up the growth of young trees or making green lumber
Floyd | expand ever so slightly. We usually have a few tubes available, but
Floyd | not this week."
Floyd |
Floyd | The shopkeeper picks up a piece of paper from the countertop and
Floyd | sighs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ok, it is growth."
DavidW says, "At least we know that."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back out into the sunshine, and draw a cleansing breath of
Floyd | air.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Vechlee
Floyd | The sprawling professional district of North Vechlee is home to many
Floyd | artists, craftspeople, tradesfolk and their families. Their shops and
Floyd | houses fill the small cluttered streets.
Floyd |
Floyd | An oddly silent shop lies to the west. It seems to have fallen upon
Floyd | hard economic times and is utterly abandoned, lacking even the dignity
Floyd | of boards over the windows. A sign over the door reads William's
Floyd | Woodcraft.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the east side of the street is a prosperous and thriving business.
Floyd | Gold lettering over the entranceway reads Wizardry Wooding.
Floyd |
Floyd | The street leads back south to the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | A notice is attached to the door of the abandoned shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Maybe we do need more cheese wisdoms"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear rug"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the bearskin rug)
Floyd | (putting the Emmental into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | You duck under the rug. The smell and heat are oppressive, but it's
Floyd | possible to peer through the mouth to see your way around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step into the antiseptic cleanliness of Wizardry Wooding.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wizardry Wooding
Floyd | Stark plain utilitarianism seems to be the order of the day in this
Floyd | shop. The room is large and bare, save for a counter on the east side,
Floyd | just in front of a curtained doorway. The street lies out the doorway
Floyd | to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hello there, luv!" calls the shopkeeper cheerfully as you step into
Floyd | the shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "roar"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ROAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You roar loudly, attempting to attract some attention.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Oh dear," says the shopkeeper peering nervously over her shoulder.
Floyd | "We don't want to disturb mum, luv,"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hmmm..." mutters the shopkeeper stopping suddenly to make a note on a
Floyd | piece of paper.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove rug"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMOVE RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | The stench of the rug wins in the end, and you duck back out from
Floyd | under it. Phew!
Floyd |
Floyd | The shopkeeper gazes at you for a long while, then nods. "Well, luv,
Floyd | if I had any doubts that you really were a wizard's apprentice,
Floyd | they're gone now. You're certainly odd enough to fit the bill."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "heh"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask shopkeeper about ninny"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK SHOPKEEPER ABOUT NINNY
Floyd |
Floyd | "I haven't seen him in quite a while, the poor dear," frowns the
Floyd | shopkeeper. "Of course, he's in a bit of a legal squabble with the
Floyd | guild, so I'm sure he's busy."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask shopkeeper about Ned"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK SHOPKEEPER ABOUT NED
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ooh, I wouldn't worry about that at all if I were you, luv," smiles
Floyd | the shopkeeper. "Best not to, really."
Floyd |
Floyd | The shopkeeper fluffs her blue-tinged hair with one hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask shopkeeper about herself"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK SHOPKEEPER ABOUT HERSELF
Floyd |
Floyd | The shopkeeper smiles a broad toothless grin at you. "I'm right
Floyd | pleased to meet you, luv. I'm Betty."
Floyd |
Floyd | Betty jots something down on a piece of paper and nods approvingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Firion has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | The street lies back through the doorway to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back out into the sunshine, and draw a cleansing breath of
Floyd | air.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Vechlee
Floyd | The sprawling professional district of North Vechlee is home to many
Floyd | artists, craftspeople, tradesfolk and their families. Their shops and
Floyd | houses fill the small cluttered streets.
Floyd |
Floyd | An oddly silent shop lies to the west. It seems to have fallen upon
Floyd | hard economic times and is utterly abandoned, lacking even the dignity
Floyd | of boards over the windows. A sign over the door reads William's
Floyd | Woodcraft.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the east side of the street is a prosperous and thriving business.
Floyd | Gold lettering over the entranceway reads Wizardry Wooding.
Floyd |
Floyd | The street leads back south to the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | A notice is attached to the door of the abandoned shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You wander around the streets of North Vechlee for a time, but
Floyd | conclude that the only areas of interest are the stores to the west
Floyd | and east of you, and the road back south to Vechlee Gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head back south to the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | Vechlee Gate
Floyd | Vechlee seems a bustling and thriving town. The foot traffic is
Floyd | impressive here just inside the town gate. The street is not terribly
Floyd | wide, but does boast the impressive upgrade of cobblestones.
Floyd | Southwest, the avenue continues and widens out into a large square.
Floyd | North, the road heads into the more professional quarter of North
Floyd | Vechlee. To the northeast is the town gate, leading back to the dusty
Floyd | road to Ninario's caer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small shop lies to the south, a wooden sign wedged into the
Floyd | cobblestones in front of it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take stones"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE STONES
Floyd |
Floyd | Whoever constructed this road did a very good job. You can't manage to
Floyd | pry any of them up.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You push southwest through the crowd to the market square.
Floyd |
Floyd | Market Square
Floyd | A bustle of people and activity fills this cobblestoned market square.
Floyd | The people of Vechlee hurry about their business, intent on their
Floyd | daily tasks with barely a glance to spare for a lowly wizard's
Floyd | apprentice, otherworldly or not.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many different shops and establishments line the edges of the square.
Floyd | To the north is a sturdy workmanlike building, falling into disrepair.
Floyd | Large letters over the entrance read Vechlee Townspeople Building
Floyd | Society. To the south is a sprawling commercial edifice, with a
Floyd | seemingly endless stream of wizards pushing their way through the
Floyd | doors. Gilt-edged lettering over the door reads Wizards Guild
Floyd | Savings & Loan.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the northwest is a small shop, notable more for the lack of
Floyd | customers streaming into it than any other distinguishing
Floyd | characteristic. Small hand-lettered writing over the doorway reads
Floyd | Sorcery Supply. Southwest, the cobblestoned road heads out of
Floyd | the square and toward the western outskirts of Vechlee. Back to the
Floyd | northeast lies the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | An abandoned market stall sits here, weathered and worn, a yellowed
Floyd | piece of paper attached to its side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step out of the bustle of the market square and into the dimly lit
Floyd | quiet of Sorcery Supply.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sorcery Supply
Floyd | Eerie ghostly light flows dimly into this shop from unseen sources,
Floyd | bathing everything in an almost mystical glow. The smell of incense
Floyd | and various magical chemicals and powders lend the shop a heady aroma
Floyd | that makes your head spin. The room is steeped in a palpable air of
Floyd | magic. Southeast is the doorway back to the market square, whose
Floyd | bright sunshine and loud noises seem a distant memory.
Floyd |
Floyd | The old crone looks at the helmet and rubs her hands together. "Oh-ho!
Floyd | Dangerous times indeed," she cackles.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass trophy case filled with expensive merchandise catches your
Floyd | eye.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting prominently displayed on a wooden stand is a silver bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "buy silver bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY SILVER BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah, the discerning eye of the student picks out the best bargain,"
Floyd | says the old crone "5 plotkins will suffice to purchase the bowl of
Floyd | scrying." She takes the 10 plotkin piece in her hand, snaps her
Floyd | fingers strangely, and hands it back to you. You notice that it is now
Floyd | silver instead of gold.
Floyd |
Floyd | She waves her hand toward the silver bowl. "It's yours," she tells
Floyd | you. "Use it well."
Floyd |
Floyd | You lift the silver bowl from the stand.
Floyd | (putting the Stilton into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask crone about herself"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT HERSELF
Floyd |
Floyd | "Rather than admit ignorance on any topic, the elderly prefer to feign
Floyd | deafness and ignore the question altogether," says the old crone.
Floyd | "Watch as I demonstrate."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask crone about crone"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT CRONE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Rather than admit ignorance on any topic, the elderly prefer to feign
Floyd | deafness and ignore the question altogether," says the old crone.
Floyd | "Watch as I demonstrate."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask crone about helmet"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | "Rather than admit ignorance on any topic, the elderly prefer to feign
Floyd | deafness and ignore the question altogether," says the old crone.
Floyd | "Watch as I demonstrate."
Floyd |
Floyd | The old crone cackles quietly to herself as she rocks back and forth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask crone about magic"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT MAGIC
Floyd |
Floyd | "No, my dear, trust me. A young thing like you doesn't want to hear
Floyd | about what old biddies like your master and I used to get up to.
Floyd | Suffice to say, we weren't always this old."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask crone about guild"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CRONE ABOUT GUILD
Floyd |
Floyd | "Rather than admit ignorance on any topic, the elderly prefer to feign
Floyd | deafness and ignore the question altogether," says the old crone.
Floyd | "Watch as I demonstrate."
Floyd |
Floyd | The old crone cackles quietly to herself as she rocks back and forth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "kiss crone"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KISS CRONE
Floyd |
Floyd | You bestow a chaste kiss on the old crone's leathery cheek. "Oh-ho!"
Floyd | she cackles disturbingly. "The charms of the wily old crone melt the
Floyd | stubborn heart of the student."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x cheese"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CHEESE
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the Roquefort, the Cheshire, the Miranda, the
Floyd | Stilton, the Emmental, the Gouda, the Camembert, the Wensleydale, the
Floyd | Caerphilly, the Bel Paese or the Asiago?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put roquefort in silver bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT ROQUEFORT IN SILVER BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You drop the Roquefort into the silver bowl. For a moment, nothing
Floyd | happens. Then, astoundingly, the cheese begins to break down, as it
Floyd | reverses the coagulating process and turns into a lumpy mess of raw
Floyd | curds. The bowl hums as it slowly consumes the raw curds to fuel its
Floyd | visionary powers. The bowl begins to glow with an otherworldly light
Floyd | and you gaze into its glowing silvery depths.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slowly, a scene forms in the depths of the bowl. You bend closer and
Floyd | suddenly feel yourself being pulled into the bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | Tower
Floyd | Soaring high over the city below, the tower has a low parapet running
Floyd | all the way around it. Far below, you can see the bustle of people
Floyd | moving through the market square, a small undulating wave of humanity.
Floyd | The sunshine seems even stronger here, and the sky is a brilliant
Floyd | blue. A square opening in the middle of the rough stone floor leads
Floyd | back down into the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | From somewhere within the building, you hear a bell ringing loudly,
Floyd | and the tramping of feet marching in step.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ninario is here, glancing around nervously.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This might be the perfect place to launch that carpet from," muses
Floyd | Ninario.
Floyd |
Floyd | You get on the threadbare red carpet. The edges flutter weakly and
Floyd | then the carpet seems to give up.
Floyd |
Floyd | "It doesn't seem to work," says Ninario. "That's not good. Mm-yes. No.
Floyd | Perhaps you shouldn't have taken that ride down the mountainside that
Floyd | you mentioned."
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, abruptly, the vision fades, and you are back where you
Floyd | started.
Floyd |
Floyd | The last of the Roquefort vanishes from the bowl with a curious
Floyd | sucking sound and the bowl goes dim.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Was there a red carpet in Ninny's castle?"
Zach says, "Huh"
Zach says (to Floyd), "x rug"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | The black bearskin rug is old, mouldy and foul-smelling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put stilton in silver bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT STILTON IN SILVER BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You need to be holding the Stilton before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take it"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE IT
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put it in silver bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT IT IN SILVER BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You drop the Stilton into the silver bowl. As the cheese breaks down,
Floyd | the bowl begins to glow with an otherworldly light and you gaze into
Floyd | its glowing silvery depths.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slowly, a scene forms in the depths of the bowl. You bend closer and
Floyd | suddenly feel yourself being pulled into the bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | Eliza's Cheese Emporium
Floyd | Emptiness and silence greet you in this small and ordinary cheese
Floyd | shop. The shop is devoid of both staff and customers. It looks like it
Floyd | would have been a nice cozy little shop though, friendly and
Floyd | family-run, the kind of place where the staff remember your favourite
Floyd | cheeses, but can also sense when you're looking for something a little
Floyd | more adventurous, a little venture beyond your usual territory. The
Floyd | air is still scented with the aroma of many different cheeses mingled
Floyd | together. The open door to the north leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | Eliza hums to herself as she puts the finishing touches on a wheel of
Floyd | Camembert.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, the door bursts open and soldiers wearing the golden wand
Floyd | insignia of the Wizards Guild charge into the shop. The lead one steps
Floyd | forward.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Eliza Stilton, I hereby apprehend you on the charge of using
Floyd | scientific methods of preservation in the production of your cheeses.
Floyd | As decreed by the Wizards Guild, such practices are duly deemed a
Floyd | seditious and destabilising influence on the world of magic. Now, come
Floyd | along with us to the Guild Hall for processing, if you please."
Floyd |
Floyd | "No, you can't!" protests Eliza futilely. "All I did was keep the
Floyd | cheese in a cool room so it lasted longer, you can't arrest me for
Floyd | that, you can't!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Ignoring the cheesewright's pleas, the soldiers grab her and frogmarch
Floyd | her out the door, leaving the shop empty and abandoned.
Floyd |
Floyd | From outside the shop, comes the sound of hammering as a sign is
Floyd | wedged into the cobblestones.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, abruptly, the vision fades, and you are back where you
Floyd | started.
Floyd |
Floyd | The last of the Stilton vanishes from the bowl with a curious sucking
Floyd | sound and the bowl goes dim.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "More cheese in the bowl?"
DavidW says, "I think I want to double-check the castle, see if we missed a kettle or red carpet."
Zach says, "Yeah"
Zach says, "Sounds good"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put emmenthal in silver bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT EMMENTHAL IN SILVER BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no emmenthal here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take emmental"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE EMMENTAL
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "OK, the Guild messing with cheese is the last straw"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put it in silver bowl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT IT IN SILVER BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You drop the Emmental into the silver bowl. As the cheese breaks down,
Floyd | the bowl begins to glow with an otherworldly light and you gaze into
Floyd | its glowing silvery depths.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slowly, a scene forms in the depths of the bowl. You bend closer and
Floyd | suddenly feel yourself being pulled into the bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outskirts
Floyd | The westernmost outskirts of Vechlee contrast sharply with the
Floyd | bustling and thriving town you glimpsed at the east gate. Here at the
Floyd | west gate, the foot traffic is nonexistent, and Vechlee seems quiet
Floyd | and peaceful, almost eerily so. The street is narrow and cobblestoned,
Floyd | and heads west out of the city. The market square is back to the
Floyd | northeast and south is the entrance to a large and impressive looking
Floyd | building.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Aye," says Ned excitedly as you offer him the hand drill. "Ah could
Floyd | sell tha' for a reet bit o' brass and the weyfe an' bairns an' ma
Floyd | could git summat t' eat, leyke." He rubs his broad chin pensively.
Floyd | "'Course, on t'other hond, if ah gave 'at ti ploomber's union, they
Floyd | mud let ma in." He reaches towards the drill, and then stops.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Diz-ta reely want ti gi' ma that?" he asks doubtfully. "Ah's nivver
Floyd | deean nowt for tha."
Floyd |
Floyd | When you offer the drill again, he accepts it eagerly. "Weel, that's
Floyd | reet good o' tha. Ah'll tell tha, if there's owt ah can effther deea
Floyd | for tha, ah's thah chap. Ah'll nut forget tha."
Floyd |
Floyd | He shakes your hand firmly and wholeheartedly and then charges off, a
Floyd | happy man.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, abruptly, the vision fades, and you are back where you
Floyd | started.
Floyd |
Floyd | The last of the Emmental vanishes from the bowl with a curious sucking
Floyd | sound and the bowl goes dim.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. We've seen that one before."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "brief"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BRIEF
Floyd |
Floyd | Risorgimento Represso is now in its "brief" printing mode, which gives
Floyd | long descriptions of places never before visited and short
Floyd | descriptions otherwise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | The only way out is southeast back to the market square.
Floyd |
Floyd | The old crone glances up at you briefly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Cast carefully," calls Betty as you head out the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back out of the dim and dusty shop into the brilliant
Floyd | sunshine of the market square.
Floyd |
Floyd | Market Square
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You push northeast through the crowd back toward the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | Vechlee Gate
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You push your way up the street into North Vechlee, the crowd
Floyd | lessening as you leave the gate area.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Vechlee
Floyd |
Floyd | A notice is attached to the door of the abandoned shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head back south to the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | Vechlee Gate
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
DavidW arrives, full of fun and funk.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You extricate yourself from the bustle inside the gate and march back
Floyd | along the long and dusty road to the caer, dust rising up from the
Floyd | road to fill your eyes and nose.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd |
Floyd | A large cast iron cannonball sits here, looking extremely heavy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the twisted remains of the doors back into the
Floyd | bailey.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bailey
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "verbose"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VERBOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | Risorgimento Represso is now in its normal "verbose" mode, which
Floyd | always gives long descriptions of locations (even if you've been there
Floyd | before).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | The whole interior of the caer is given over to a simple, large
Floyd | courtyard, enclosed by a tall wall of stone on all four sides. To the
Floyd | west, a large bailey passage tunnels through the thick wall of the
Floyd | caer to the outside world. On either side of the bailey, stairs ascend
Floyd | to the top of the outer wall. A flagstone path curves northeast and
Floyd | southeast around the base of the tower, and also extends west from the
Floyd | tower doorway to the large open portcullis directly across the
Floyd | courtyard. Beyond the portcullis is a short passageway, followed by a
Floyd | set of iron-banded wooden doors. They have been blasted apart, and
Floyd | hang limply from their hinges. To the east is the passage back into
Floyd | the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large white fountain, shimmering with cascading water, sits
Floyd | majestically in the middle of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You head down the stone passageway back into the gloom of the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands open to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway, into the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kitchen
Floyd | A few rusted pots and pans line this rather spartan kitchen area. A
Floyd | fireplace sits in the northern wall, but no fire has been laid there.
Floyd | A well-scrubbed oak table occupies the middle of the room. Southwest
Floyd | is the doorway back to the main hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x fireplace"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X FIREPLACE
Floyd |
Floyd | Worn, grey stone masonry surrounds this ancient-looking fireplace. The
Floyd | fireplace is free of ashes, and bears no signs of being used recently,
Floyd | so the stains of smoke on the grey brick must have been there for some
Floyd | time.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "light fireplace"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LIGHT FIREPLACE
Floyd |
Floyd | As you contemplate setting fire to the fireplace, you realise Ninario
Floyd | showed extreme foresight in providing you neither matches nor torches.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x kettle"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X KETTLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no kettle here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "xlkjas"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > XLKJAS
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x lksj"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LKSJ
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no lksj here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "drat. No proof of kettle that way."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the main hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands open to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the laboratory.
Floyd |
Floyd | Laboratory
Floyd | The southern half of the tower is completely taken up by this large
Floyd | laboratory. From the profusion of chemicals and powders strewn about,
Floyd | you conclude that this room sees much use. It seems that Ninario is
Floyd | more than simply a wizard; he is engaged in scientific endeavour as
Floyd | well. Black streaks of soot on the walls bear mute evidence to the
Floyd | violent failure (or perhaps success) of past experiments. What little
Floyd | sunlight there is filters in through the numerous small windows lining
Floyd | the walls. The open door to the north leads back to the main hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarred and stained table rests against the southern wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting above the table is an empty shelf.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the main hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands open to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the workshop.
Floyd |
Floyd | Workshop
Floyd | Odd devices and machines fill this room. Half-finished projects lie
Floyd | abandoned in the middle of the floor, and various completed ones are
Floyd | pushed up against the walls. A window on the northern wall admits some
Floyd | light into the room. The main hall lies through the open doorway to
Floyd | the southeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the machines catches your eye. It is a cylindrical drum device,
Floyd | with a lever on one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stone blast furnace of the sort used for smelting iron sits here,
Floyd | gaping open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x furnace"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X FURNACE
Floyd |
Floyd | A small blast furnace, with a heavy stone door. It is cold to the
Floyd | touch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn on furnace"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN ON FURNACE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you can switch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "light furnace"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LIGHT FURNACE
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't have any way of lighting the blast furnace. You also don't
Floyd | need to cast any iron, so don't worry about it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the main hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands open to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You ascend gingerly to the first floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x railing"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X RAILING
Floyd |
Floyd | The rickety wrought-iron staircase leads down to the ground floor, and
Floyd | up to the top of the tower. Its brass railing has been worn smooth by
Floyd | the passage of countless hands along its surface; it could do with
Floyd | some serious reinforcement work, but it looks serviceable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "break it"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BREAK IT
Floyd |
Floyd | Aside from the emotional scarring, the winding spiral staircase
Floyd | remains undamaged by your brutal and senseless attack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You head north up the hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Hallway
Floyd | A small narrow window on the northern wall admits bright warm sunlight
Floyd | into this end of the hall. A bedroom lies through the open door to the
Floyd | west. East is an open solid stone door. The stairs are to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the bedroom.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bedroom
Floyd | Thick carpeting covers the floor of Ninario's extravagantly decorated
Floyd | bedroom. Spacious windows in the north and west walls admit generous
Floyd | amounts of light. The door back to the hallway lies to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large chest full of linen sits open against the south wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large, old-fashioned canopied four-poster bed also lies here,
Floyd | complete with frilly lace pillows, spotless white silk sheets, and a
Floyd | tastefully elegant lace skirting, reaching from the mattress all the
Floyd | way down to the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | There are hundreds of tiny feathers strewn all over the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x linen"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LINEN
Floyd |
Floyd | It's just more frilly white linen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look under bed"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER BED
Floyd |
Floyd | You find no vast store of hidden wealth in convenient thousand pound
Floyd | notes, no dismembered corpse and no ages-old undiscovered secret.
Floyd | Sigh.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the north hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Hallway
Floyd | A small narrow window on the northern wall admits bright warm sunlight
Floyd | into this end of the hall. A bedroom lies through the open door to the
Floyd | west. East is an open solid stone door. The stairs are to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the garderobe.
Floyd |
Floyd | Garderobe
Floyd | The peak of ancient plumbing technology, the garderobe is a fairly
Floyd | simple affair: a short stone bench jutting out from the wall with the
Floyd | usual-sized hole roughly in the middle of it, and a rack for reading
Floyd | material attached to the wall. The only odd thing is the lack of any
Floyd | toilet paper. Perhaps it's all accomplished magically. A small narrow
Floyd | window on the northern wall admits some light into this room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the north hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Hallway
Floyd | A small narrow window on the northern wall admits bright warm sunlight
Floyd | into this end of the hall. A bedroom lies through the open door to the
Floyd | west. East is an open solid stone door. The stairs are to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south down the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south down the hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | South Hallway
Floyd | Daylight seeps almost apologetically into the passage through the
Floyd | narrow window in the south wall. A set of open double doors lead west
Floyd | to the library and a smaller oaken door lies open to the east. The dim
Floyd | sunlight reveals a set of stairs to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the library.
Floyd |
Floyd | Library
Floyd | Large and rectangular, the library has solid walls of grey stone.
Floyd | Overpopulated bookshelves line the northern wall. A huge set of open
Floyd | double doors lie on the east wall. Opposite the doors are six windows,
Floyd | stretching from floor to ceiling. By the sunlight streaming in through
Floyd | these, you can see the floor is made of beautifully polished hardwood.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
pollux has had its fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge. DavidW says, "hm. No carpet here."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x books"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BOOKS
Floyd |
Floyd | Various books with strange-sounding titles. Judging by the level of
Floyd | dust on all the books, you expect Ninario keeps them in here because
Floyd | he never reads them.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search books"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH BOOKS
Floyd |
Floyd | You caused enough damage last time that you don't want to risk
Floyd | touching another.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the south hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | South Hallway
Floyd | Daylight seeps almost apologetically into the passage through the
Floyd | narrow window in the south wall. A set of open double doors lead west
Floyd | to the library and a smaller oaken door lies open to the east. The dim
Floyd | sunlight reveals a set of stairs to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach has disconnected.
Zach has connected.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the study.
Floyd |
Floyd | Study
Floyd | More orderly than the library to the west, but still rather cluttered,
Floyd | this room looks like it is used on a regular basis. Although it lacks
Floyd | the appointment of a proper bed, the settee in the corner, loaded with
Floyd | pillows, tells you Ninario sleeps in here more often than not. A desk
Floyd | sits in the corner, loaded with papers, half-written spell scrolls,
Floyd | and various mouldy old books. A long, glowing strip of parchment hangs
Floyd | from the northern wall. Large glass windows on the southern and
Floyd | eastern walls admit bright shining sunlight into the room. West, the
Floyd | open door leads back to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x carpet"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CARPET
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no carpet here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the doorway into the south hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | South Hallway
Floyd | Daylight seeps almost apologetically into the passage through the
Floyd | narrow window in the south wall. A set of open double doors lead west
Floyd | to the library and a smaller oaken door lies open to the east. The dim
Floyd | sunlight reveals a set of stairs to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You head north up the hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You ascend the winding stairs into the warm sunshine on top of the
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | Tower
Floyd | Sun beats down from high overhead, warming the flagstones of the
Floyd | tower. A commanding and breathtaking view of the fields and pastures
Floyd | surrounding the caer greets you in every direction. In addition, there
Floyd | is a good view of the courtyard below, with its beautiful alabaster
Floyd | fountain. You also see the portcullis and catch a glimpse of the
Floyd | double wooden doors beyond it. The stairs in the centre of the tower
Floyd | lead back down to the first floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | A cannon sits here, aimed at the huge wooden doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | If you do that, you'll tumble over the edge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look north"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK NORTH
Floyd |
Floyd | Looking north from here, you can just make out a small farmstead
Floyd | buried amidst the rolling fields and pastures.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x farmstead"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X FARMSTEAD
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no farmstead here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look east"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK EAST
Floyd |
Floyd | Pastures and fields extend away to the east as far as the eye can see.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look south"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK SOUTH
Floyd |
Floyd | Pastures and fields extend away to the south as far as the eye can
Floyd | see.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look west"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK WEST
Floyd |
Floyd | Looking west, you can see a dry dusty road just outside the caer,
Floyd | running northeast and southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Is there a way to that farm?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You clatter down to the first floor, the rickety stairs shaking and
Floyd | groaning in protest.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stairwell
Floyd | There are no windows here near the stairwell of this squat and
Floyd | serviceable tower, but dim dusty sunlight filters down from above and
Floyd | from the ends of the hallway. A wrought-iron spiral staircase ascends
Floyd | and descends here, its brass railing polished smooth by the passage of
Floyd | many hands. The corridor also extends north and south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach asks, "Hmm, was there a way around the castle we didn't go?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend the stairs to the ground floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands open to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You head down the stone passageway and emerge into the bright sunshine
Floyd | of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | The whole interior of the caer is given over to a simple, large
Floyd | courtyard, enclosed by a tall wall of stone on all four sides. To the
Floyd | west, a large bailey passage tunnels through the thick wall of the
Floyd | caer to the outside world. On either side of the bailey, stairs ascend
Floyd | to the top of the outer wall. A flagstone path curves northeast and
Floyd | southeast around the base of the tower, and also extends west from the
Floyd | tower doorway to the large open portcullis directly across the
Floyd | courtyard. Beyond the portcullis is a short passageway, followed by a
Floyd | set of iron-banded wooden doors. They have been blasted apart, and
Floyd | hang limply from their hinges. To the east is the passage back into
Floyd | the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large white fountain, shimmering with cascading water, sits
Floyd | majestically in the middle of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You follow the path northeast around the corner of the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | North of Tower
Floyd | The northern part of the courtyard is a wide and open space, with
Floyd | hard-packed dirt underfoot. To the north, the wall of the caer runs
Floyd | east and west. The main courtyard can be reached by heading southwest
Floyd | along the stone path, while to the southeast, the path continues
Floyd | around the base of the tower, to where the courtyard opens out into a
Floyd | wide plot of earth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x wall"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X WALL
Floyd |
Floyd | The caer wall runs around the entire perimeter of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "climb wall"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLIMB WALL
Floyd |
Floyd | It's far too tall to climb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | From here, you can follow the stone path southeast or southwest around
Floyd | the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | You follow the path southeast to the garden plot.
Floyd |
Floyd | Garden Plot
Floyd | A large plot of earth has been cleared here, as though there was a
Floyd | garden at one time, but it is now barren and lifeless. To the east is
Floyd | the wall of the caer running north and south. Paths head northwest and
Floyd | southwest around the base of the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dig plot"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DIG PLOT
Floyd |
Floyd | You dig away merrily in the dirt, enjoying yourself immensely. You
Floyd | don't, however, uncover anything interesting. You stand back up,
Floyd | dusting the earth off your hands.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You follow the path southwest around the base of the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | South of Tower
Floyd | The path around the tower branches here, with a small pebbled walk
Floyd | heading south to the door of a small wooden shed. Beyond the shed the
Floyd | wall of the caer runs east and west. The stone path heads northwest to
Floyd | the courtyard, and northeast to where it opens out into a wide plot of
Floyd | earth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You step into the shed.
Floyd |
Floyd | Inside the Shed
Floyd | A small shed once used to store gardening implements. It is now mostly
Floyd | empty, with only a few broken remnants of garden tools remaining. A
Floyd | large trap door gapes open here, revealing worn stone steps leading
Floyd | downward. Daylight streams through the open door to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tools"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TOOLS
Floyd |
Floyd | The broken tools sit here, neglected and rusted.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend the worn stone steps.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slimy Passage
Floyd | This narrow passage under the shed is dark, slimy and unpleasant. The
Floyd | passage continues north, and worn stone steps end at the open trap
Floyd | door above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You scuttle along the narrow slimy passage.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slimy Ledge
Floyd | The passage from the south ends here at a small slimy ledge that juts
Floyd | out over an open room below. The room down there appears to have been
Floyd | put into use as a rubbish tip for all of Ninario's cast-off
Floyd | spellcasting implements, bits of machinery and general odds and ends.
Floyd | The huge heap of rubbish takes up most of the floor space. North of
Floyd | the heap, a tunnel leads out of the room. Mouldy remnants of wood
Floyd | suggest steps might once have led up to this ledge but they have long
Floyd | since rotted away. It looks possible to clamber down into the room,
Floyd | but climbing back up would be another story.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "It seems odd that this location even exists."
Zach yeah Zach says, "Yeah"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You slip and slide dangerously down to the floor of the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rubbish Heap
Floyd | This small room has been put into use as a rubbish tip for all of
Floyd | Ninario's cast-off spellcasting implements, bits of machinery and
Floyd | general odds and ends. About the only place to stand is here in the
Floyd | doorway heading back north, as the huge heap of rubbish takes up most
Floyd | of the floor space. At the south end of this room are the dim
Floyd | beginnings of a passage heading upwards, but whatever set of stairs or
Floyd | ladder led up there has long since rotted away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search heap"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH HEAP
Floyd |
Floyd | You search the heap of rubbish again, but don't find anything.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You head along the slimy passage to the basement.
Floyd |
Floyd | Basement
Floyd | The slow drip of water echoes through this dark and damp room. The
Floyd | walls and floor are wet with moisture, and the air seems stuffy and
Floyd | unclean. A doorway opens to the north, and a most unwholesome odour
Floyd | emanates from that direction. The spiral staircase climbs back up to
Floyd | the main hall here, and a narrow slimy passage heads south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | Braving the foul odour, you step through the doorway.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sewer
Floyd | Dank and dark, this is one of the less memorable attractions you've
Floyd | visited. You're not certain how often Ninario has this room cleaned,
Floyd | but the stench is horrendous. The basement lies back through the
Floyd | doorway to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A vat looms here, six feet high, and constructed of stone, with a
Floyd | metal ladder leading up to the rim.  There is a large stone channel
Floyd | connected to the bottom of the vat, where waste is supposed to exit
Floyd | the vat. The channel leads along the floor to the wall, where you can
Floyd | see the lip of a small outflow pipe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | The way out is south back to the basement stairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in vat"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK IN VAT
Floyd |
Floyd | This stinking vat is empty of filth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pipe"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pipe"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | The sewer outflow pipe is operating normally.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. maybe steam isn't a verb."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "clobberation"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLOBBERATION
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. y'know, in universary, it was said that only a virgin could peel the label off a beer bottle without tearing it."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the relatively cleaner air of the basement.
Floyd |
Floyd | Basement
Floyd | The slow drip of water echoes through this dark and damp room. The
Floyd | walls and floor are wet with moisture, and the air seems stuffy and
Floyd | unclean. A doorway opens to the north, and a most unwholesome odour
Floyd | emanates from that direction. The spiral staircase climbs back up to
Floyd | the main hall here, and a narrow slimy passage heads south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You trudge back up the rickety stairs into the brightness of the main
Floyd | hall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Main Hall
Floyd | Sunlight streams into the main hall of the tower from the large
Floyd | passage west out to the courtyard. An open doorway leads into the
Floyd | kitchen to the northeast. A polished steel door leads south, and a
Floyd | rusty metal door stands open to the northwest. The spiral staircase
Floyd | ascends to the first floor, and also descends down into inky darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You head down the stone passageway and emerge into the bright sunshine
Floyd | of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | The whole interior of the caer is given over to a simple, large
Floyd | courtyard, enclosed by a tall wall of stone on all four sides. To the
Floyd | west, a large bailey passage tunnels through the thick wall of the
Floyd | caer to the outside world. On either side of the bailey, stairs ascend
Floyd | to the top of the outer wall. A flagstone path curves northeast and
Floyd | southeast around the base of the tower, and also extends west from the
Floyd | tower doorway to the large open portcullis directly across the
Floyd | courtyard. Beyond the portcullis is a short passageway, followed by a
Floyd | set of iron-banded wooden doors. They have been blasted apart, and
Floyd | hang limply from their hinges. To the east is the passage back into
Floyd | the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large white fountain, shimmering with cascading water, sits
Floyd | majestically in the middle of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in fountain"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK IN FOUNTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | The fountain is full of clear glittering water that continuously
Floyd | cascades from the top down into the base.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "swim"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SWIM
Floyd |
Floyd | There's only about a foot of water in the fountain. If there's not
Floyd | enough room to demonstrate your medal-worthy butterfly stroke, forget
Floyd | it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | From here, you can follow the path northeast or southeast around the
Floyd | tower, head west to the portcullis, climb up to the top of the wall,
Floyd | or head east back into the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You clamber up the stairs beside the bailey.
Floyd |
Floyd | Atop the West Wall
Floyd | The landscape of this strange place stretches out from the caer west
Floyd | to the horizon. Cultivated fields are spread out below, a
Floyd | multicoloured cloak draped over the shoulders of the land. A dry
Floyd | ribbon of road runs past the caer heading northeast and southwest
Floyd | through the fields. Villages, visible as small clusters of buildings,
Floyd | dot the farmlands. The fields continue flat and level for quite some
Floyd | distance, gradually leading into more hilly country. Beyond the hills,
Floyd | far in the distance, the many spires and towers of a city or large
Floyd | fortress rise up to touch the sky.
Floyd |
Floyd | The caer wall stretches away to the north and south. The wall is very
Floyd | wide here, encompassing the entire width of the bailey below. A small
Floyd | stone building perches on the wall to the west. The courtyard is back
Floyd | down the stairs to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Yeah, I'm not sure we need to save the label"
DavidW asks, "You think we can put the WizStrip bottle on the tray and they won't notice?"
Zach says, "It might just get destroyed because the author already gave us so much crap"
Zach says, "Yeah"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | Rather than walking around the perimeter of the entire wall to end up
Floyd | right back here, you opt to save everyone's time and just stay put.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step inside the gatehouse.
Floyd |
Floyd | Gatehouse
Floyd | The area above the bailey is a small, square stone room, bare and
Floyd | featureless but for the holes riddling the floor, used for pouring
Floyd | boiling oil or water over invaders in the bailey below. A doorway east
Floyd | leads back out to the top of the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A short length of rubber hose lies here.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarred and rusted machine fills the western wall of the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take hose"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE HOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x hose"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X HOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | A short length of black rubber hose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step out of the gatehouse and back onto the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Atop the West Wall
Floyd | The landscape of this strange place stretches out from the caer west
Floyd | to the horizon. Cultivated fields are spread out below, a
Floyd | multicoloured cloak draped over the shoulders of the land. A dry
Floyd | ribbon of road runs past the caer heading northeast and southwest
Floyd | through the fields. Villages, visible as small clusters of buildings,
Floyd | dot the farmlands. The fields continue flat and level for quite some
Floyd | distance, gradually leading into more hilly country. Beyond the hills,
Floyd | far in the distance, the many spires and towers of a city or large
Floyd | fortress rise up to touch the sky.
Floyd |
Floyd | The caer wall stretches away to the north and south. The wall is very
Floyd | wide here, encompassing the entire width of the bailey below. A small
Floyd | stone building perches on the wall to the west. The courtyard is back
Floyd | down the stairs to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend the weathered stone steps to the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | The whole interior of the caer is given over to a simple, large
Floyd | courtyard, enclosed by a tall wall of stone on all four sides. To the
Floyd | west, a large bailey passage tunnels through the thick wall of the
Floyd | caer to the outside world. On either side of the bailey, stairs ascend
Floyd | to the top of the outer wall. A flagstone path curves northeast and
Floyd | southeast around the base of the tower, and also extends west from the
Floyd | tower doorway to the large open portcullis directly across the
Floyd | courtyard. Beyond the portcullis is a short passageway, followed by a
Floyd | set of iron-banded wooden doors. They have been blasted apart, and
Floyd | hang limply from their hinges. To the east is the passage back into
Floyd | the tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large white fountain, shimmering with cascading water, sits
Floyd | majestically in the middle of the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You head west along the path, passing under the raised portcullis and
Floyd | into the bailey.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bailey
Floyd | This short stone passageway leads from the portcullis to the east to
Floyd | the large double doors out of the caer to the west. Looking up, you
Floyd | can see several holes bored through the stone ceiling, presumably for
Floyd | dropping boiling oil or water down on the heads of invaders. West, the
Floyd | huge iron-banded double doors have been blasted apart, and hang limply
Floyd | from their hinges.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You can only go west towards the doors or east back to the courtyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The dusty road is a dry brown ribbon of earth running northeast and
Floyd | southwest. The sun shines down from high overhead, the warm baking
Floyd | heat of high summer. A meandering country fence runs along the edge of
Floyd | the road to the northwest. East, the huge wooden doors into the caer
Floyd | hang dispiritedly from their hinges, twisted hunks of wood and iron.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large cast iron cannonball sits here, looking extremely heavy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You walk northeast along the road, your feet kicking up a small cloud
Floyd | of dust. The road is long and twisting but eventually ends at a farm
Floyd | gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | Farm Gate
Floyd | The dusty road ends here at a farm gate to the north. Beyond it, a
Floyd | large open farmyard encloses a ramshackle old barn and a large pile of
Floyd | rubble, but no farmhouse.
Floyd |
Floyd | Broad pastures lie to either side of the road, bordered by small
Floyd | wooden fences. A small little-used lane heads east, barely more than a
Floyd | line of dirt in the grass. Southwest, the road leads back to the caer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large wooden sign sits in front of the gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We did miss this."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read sign"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ SIGN
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTICE:
Floyd | These premises have been seized by the Wizards Guild in connection
Floyd | with certain dangerous, unsanitary and illicit practices carried out
Floyd | within, including, but not limited to, use of illicit plumbing
Floyd | features and scientific methods for wild animal repulsion. Said
Floyd | practices having been duly deemed a seditious and destabilising
Floyd | influence on the world of magic, the Wizards Guild have seized and
Floyd | sealed the property in accordance with articles 9, 24, 28, 31, 37, 65,
Floyd | 66, 74, 79, 86, 96 and 243 of the Guild Act.
Floyd |
Floyd | Petition for entry to these premises can be filed with the Wizards
Floyd | Guild every third month during the new moon. Allow 12 weeks for
Floyd | processing of all requests.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You try to push your way up and over the gate, but an invisible
Floyd | barrier seems to block your progress.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x barrier"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BARRIER
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no barrier here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x gate"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X GATE
Floyd |
Floyd | The farm gate is an ordinary wooden one, constructed of large wooden
Floyd | beams, sturdy and well-built. It sits closed, blocking the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open gate"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN GATE
Floyd |
Floyd | You pull and strain at the gate, but you can't seem to open it. Odd.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Magic locked."
Zach says, "Or this is a VR simulation and this is the end of the world"
DavidW says, "I'm wondering if the cannon can send us over the barrier."
DavidW says, "heh"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You walk east down the narrow lane.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Lane
Floyd | The narrow lane peters to an end here, the small strip of dirt fading
Floyd | into grass. Barren fields lie south and east. North, a tall fence
Floyd | borders the lane.
Floyd |
Floyd | A slender elm tree stands on the south side of the path. A couple of
Floyd | low branches beckon tantalisingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small savage-looking bird rests in the upper branches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bird"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BIRD
Floyd |
Floyd | An impressively proud and savage hawk rests in the upper branches of
Floyd | the tree. It seems placid right now, but the sharp beak and long claws
Floyd | look serious.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x branches"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BRANCHES
Floyd |
Floyd | You could probably reach a few of the low branches.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "climb tree"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLIMB TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | You scramble up into the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the Tree
Floyd | This slender elm tree sways gently in the wind as you cling
Floyd | precariously to your perch. Above you, the tree becomes even more
Floyd | narrow and flimsy.
Floyd |
Floyd | A long springy branch extends north out over the fence.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small savage-looking hawk rests in the upper branches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x branch"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BRANCH
Floyd |
Floyd | The long and springy branch extends north out over the fence. If you
Floyd | were to climb onto it, you could probably drop down on the other side
Floyd | of the fence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf46"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You inch slowly along the springy branch. It bobs and sways alarmingly
Floyd | under your weight. You edge forward cautiously, but by the time you
Floyd | reach the halfway point, your weight becomes too much for the springy
Floyd | branch. The tree is just too young and springy. It bends, bowing down
Floyd | low to the ground. You scrabble to maintain your footing, but slip and
Floyd | tumble to the dirt path.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Lane
Floyd | The narrow lane peters to an end here, the small strip of dirt fading
Floyd | into grass. Barren fields lie south and east. North, a tall fence
Floyd | borders the lane.
Floyd |
Floyd | A slender elm tree stands on the south side of the path. A couple of
Floyd | low branches beckon tantalisingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small savage-looking hawk rests in the upper branches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Wood hastener on the branch?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You scramble up into the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the Tree
Floyd | This slender elm tree sways gently in the wind as you cling
Floyd | precariously to your perch. Above you, the tree becomes even more
Floyd | narrow and flimsy.
Floyd |
Floyd | A long springy branch extends north out over the fence.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small savage-looking hawk rests in the upper branches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put hastener on branch"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT HASTENER ON BRANCH
Floyd |
Floyd | (taking the tube of wood hastener first)
Floyd | (putting the Miranda into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | You spread some of the wood hastener on the firm strong branch. There
Floyd | is a grinding crackling noise from the tree and it suddenly bursts
Floyd | forth in a tremendous growth spurt as its growth is hastened.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a tremendous flapping of surprise from the hawk, following by
Floyd | a squawk of pleasure as it settles back down in its drastically
Floyd | altered home.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Yay"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step out onto the branch, inching your way forward. You are about
Floyd | halfway to the fence when there is a creaking, shuddering noise. The
Floyd | sudden burst of growth must have been too much for the branch, as it
Floyd | abruptly snaps under you. You tumble gracelessly out of the tree, and
Floyd | land heavily on the dirt path.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Lane
Floyd | The narrow lane peters to an end here, the small strip of dirt fading
Floyd | into grass. Barren fields lie south and east. North, a tall fence
Floyd | borders the lane.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bushy elm tree stands on the south side of the path. A couple of low
Floyd | branches beckon tantalisingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small savage-looking hawk rests in the upper branches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | A firm strong branch lies across the ground here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "damn"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x branch"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BRANCH
Floyd |
Floyd | The firm strong branch has been snapped cleanly from the tree. This
Floyd | broken portion is about three feet long.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x hastener"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X HASTENER
Floyd |
Floyd | A short red tube. Small printing on the side reads All-Purpose
Floyd | Wood Hastener. The tube seems to contain a reddish paste.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "were we supposed to use the hastener twice?"
Zach says, "Perhaps."
DavidW asks, "Should I undo? Use this branch elsewhere? Sell the branch to the wood guy?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take branch"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE BRANCH
Floyd |
Floyd | (putting the Cheshire into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You scramble up into the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the Tree
Floyd | This large bushy elm tree is strong and supports your weight well.
Floyd | Above you, the large trunk offers a path into the higher reaches of
Floyd | the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small savage-looking hawk rests in the upper branches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hawk about tree"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HAWK ABOUT TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | The branch has broken, meaning you can no longer walk out along it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Hmm, I can think of a lot of possibilities"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump north"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP NORTH
Floyd |
Floyd | You would achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | The hawk squawks angrily and attacks in a fury of wings, claws and
Floyd | beak, pecking madly at your eyes, despite the protection of the
Floyd | helmet. Instinctively, you cover your eyes, losing your hold on the
Floyd | tree. The hawk attacks again, and in the fury of its assault, you
Floyd | tumble out of the tree to the ground below.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Lane
Floyd | The narrow lane peters to an end here, the small strip of dirt fading
Floyd | into grass. Barren fields lie south and east. North, a tall fence
Floyd | borders the lane.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bushy elm tree stands on the south side of the path. A couple of low
Floyd | branches beckon tantalisingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small savage-looking hawk rests in the upper branches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "yes?"
Zach says (to Floyd), "use hastener on branch"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > USE HASTENER ON BRANCH
Floyd |
Floyd | You spread some of the wood hastener on the firm strong branch, but it
Floyd | has no effect.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "The hawk seems to block the uppermost part of the tree"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "shake tree"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHAKE TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | The sturdy elm tree is impervious to your attack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search tree"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Maybe use it twice on the branch while it's still on the tree"
DavidW says, "iffy"
Zach says, "Scare the bird with the bear rug"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear rug"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | You duck under the rug. The smell and heat are oppressive, but it's
Floyd | possible to peer through the mouth to see your way around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You scramble up into the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the Tree
Floyd | This large bushy elm tree is strong and supports your weight well.
Floyd | Above you, the large trunk offers a path into the higher reaches of
Floyd | the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small savage-looking hawk rests in the upper branches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "roar"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ROAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You roar loudly, attempting to attract some attention.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "hit hawk"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > HIT HAWK
Floyd |
Floyd | The hawk screams in indignation and attacks you in a flurry of wings,
Floyd | claws and beak.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "kill hawk"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KILL HAWK
Floyd |
Floyd | The hawk screams in indignation and attacks you in a flurry of wings,
Floyd | claws and beak.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | The hawk squawks angrily and attacks in a fury of wings, claws and
Floyd | beak, pecking madly at your eyes, despite the protection of the rug
Floyd | and the helmet. Instinctively, you cover your eyes, losing your hold
Floyd | on the tree. The hawk attacks again, and in the fury of its assault,
Floyd | you tumble out of the tree to the ground below.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Lane
Floyd | The narrow lane peters to an end here, the small strip of dirt fading
Floyd | into grass. Barren fields lie south and east. North, a tall fence
Floyd | borders the lane.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bushy elm tree stands on the south side of the path. A couple of low
Floyd | branches beckon tantalisingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small savage-looking hawk rests in the upper branches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You scramble up into the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the Tree
Floyd | This large bushy elm tree is strong and supports your weight well.
Floyd | Above you, the large trunk offers a path into the higher reaches of
Floyd | the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small savage-looking hawk rests in the upper branches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear goggles"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR GOGGLES
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the pair of black goggles)
Floyd | The goggles won't fit over the helmet, so you remove the rug, remove
Floyd | the helmet, slip the goggles on, put the helmet back on, and then duck
Floyd | back under the rug. Then you pause to catch your breath.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "heh heh"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | With your eyes protected, and your body covered in the bearskin rug,
Floyd | you shuffle up the tree. The hawk attacks, pecking madly at you, but
Floyd | cannot reach you through the rug. It squawks in frustration and
Floyd | flutters away.
Floyd |
Floyd | With the goggles on, you're forced to move slowly and carefully.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Very Top of the Tree
Floyd | You cling precariously to the very top of the tree. The branches here
Floyd | are extremely flimsy and unstable. The tree waves back and forth
Floyd | gently, dipping briefly towards the fence and then swinging back.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "haha"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove goggles"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMOVE GOGGLES
Floyd |
Floyd | You remove the bearskin rug, take off the helmet, take off the
Floyd | goggles, put the helmet back on, and then put the bearskin rug back
Floyd | on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tree"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TREE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The Very Top of the Tree
Floyd | You cling precariously to the very top of the tree. The branches here
Floyd | are extremely flimsy and unstable. The tree waves back and forth
Floyd | gently, dipping briefly towards the fence and then swinging back.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You seem to have run out of branches strong enough to bear your
Floyd | weight.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "swing north"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SWING NORTH
Floyd |
Floyd | There's nothing sensible to swing here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put hastener on tree"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT HASTENER ON TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | You spread some of the wood hastener on the bushy elm tree, but it has
Floyd | no effect.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You seem to have run out of branches strong enough to bear your
Floyd | weight.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach asks, "Drop everything?"
DavidW says, "Possessions don't seem to be a problem."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You slide back down to the firmer branches below.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the Tree
Floyd | This large bushy elm tree is strong and supports your weight well.
Floyd | Above you, the large trunk offers a path into the higher reaches of
Floyd | the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x trunk"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TRUNK
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no trunk here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drop rug"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DROP RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the bearskin rug off)
Floyd | The stench of the rug wins in the end, and you duck back out from
Floyd | under it. Phew!
Floyd | The bearskin rug tumbles down through the branches to the ground
Floyd | below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You head gingerly up into the very topmost reaches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Very Top of the Tree
Floyd | You cling precariously to the very top of the tree. The branches here
Floyd | are extremely flimsy and unstable. The tree waves back and forth
Floyd | gently, dipping briefly towards the fence and then swinging back.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "crawl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CRAWL
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dip"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DIP
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put hastener on branches"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT HASTENER ON BRANCHES
Floyd |
Floyd | You spread some of the wood hastener on the thin branches. Nothing
Floyd | happens; they're not made of wood.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oops. I guess he missed that one."
DavidW says, "We got a point for getting rid of the bird, but I don't see how this location helps."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drop all"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DROP ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | pair of black goggles: The pair of black goggles tumble down through
Floyd | the branches to the ground below.
Floyd | firm strong branch: The firm strong branch tumbles down through the
Floyd | branches to the ground below.
Floyd | tube of wood hastener: The tube of wood hastener tumbles down through
Floyd | the branches to the ground below.
Floyd | black rubber hose: The black rubber hose tumbles down through the
Floyd | branches to the ground below.
Floyd | silver bowl: The silver bowl tumbles down through the branches to the
Floyd | ground below.
Floyd | small silver coin: The small silver coin tumbles down through the
Floyd | branches to the ground below.
Floyd | stick of margarine: The stick of margarine tumbles down through the
Floyd | branches to the ground below.
Floyd | silver tea tray: The silver tea tray tumbles down through the branches
Floyd | to the ground below.
Floyd | bottle of WizStrip: The bottle of WizStrip tumbles down through the
Floyd | branches to the ground below.
Floyd | magnesium flare: The magnesium flare tumbles down through the branches
Floyd | to the ground below.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a rusty helmet (perched on your head)
Floyd |   a raspberry satchel (being worn and open)
Floyd |     some Cheshire
Floyd |     some Miranda
Floyd |     some Gouda
Floyd |     some Camembert
Floyd |     some Wensleydale
Floyd |     some Caerphilly
Floyd |     some Bel Paese
Floyd |     some Asiago
Floyd |     an empty watering can
Floyd |     a flask
Floyd |     an old iron key
Floyd |     a chamberpot containing 3 pints of water
Floyd |     a silk purse (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     an exercise book
Floyd |     a stick of butter
Floyd |     a ceramic bowl
Floyd |       some crystalline ammonium sulphate
Floyd |     an earthenware dish
Floyd |       some copper sulphate crystals
Floyd |     a copy of Wizarding Weekly
Floyd |     a frilly lace pillow
Floyd |     a small steel key
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drop satchel"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DROP SATCHEL
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the raspberry satchel off)
Floyd | You remove the raspberry satchel from your shoulder.
Floyd | The raspberry satchel tumbles down through the branches to the ground
Floyd | below.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drop helmet"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DROP HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the rusty helmet off)
Floyd | You take off the rusty helmet.
Floyd | The rusty helmet tumbles down through the branches to the ground
Floyd | below.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   your clothes (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove clothes"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMOVE CLOTHES
Floyd |
Floyd | Let's leave everybody's clothes where they belong.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yeah, not a weight puzzle."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You slide back down to the firmer branches below.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the Tree
Floyd | This large bushy elm tree is strong and supports your weight well.
Floyd | Above you, the large trunk offers a path into the higher reaches of
Floyd | the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You let yourself slide slowly back down to the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Lane
Floyd | The narrow lane peters to an end here, the small strip of dirt fading
Floyd | into grass. Barren fields lie south and east. North, a tall fence
Floyd | borders the lane.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bushy elm tree stands on the south side of the path. A couple of low
Floyd | branches beckon tantalisingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | A silver tea tray with some cold chicken and a bottle of ginger beer
Floyd | sitting on it lies here.
Floyd |
Floyd | A short length of rubber hose lies here.
Floyd |
Floyd | A pair of black goggles have been carelessly discarded here.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bearskin rug lies across the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a rusty helmet, a raspberry satchel containing an
Floyd | assortment of objects, a magnesium flare, a bottle of WizStrip, a
Floyd | stick of margarine, a small silver coin, a silver bowl, a tube of wood
Floyd | hastener and a firm strong branch here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Clothes, boo"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take helmet. wear it. take satchel. wear it."
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE HELMET. WEAR IT. TAKE SATCHEL. WEAR IT.
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | You put on the rusty helmet.
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | You sling the raspberry satchel over your shoulder.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | magnesium flare: Taken.
Floyd | bottle of WizStrip: Taken.
Floyd | silver tea tray: Taken.
Floyd | stick of margarine: Taken.
Floyd | small silver coin: Taken.
Floyd | silver bowl: Taken.
Floyd | black rubber hose: Taken.
Floyd | tube of wood hastener: Taken.
Floyd | firm strong branch: Taken.
Floyd | pair of black goggles: Taken.
Floyd | bearskin rug: (putting the bottle of WizStrip into the raspberry
Floyd | satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | cold chicken: (putting the silver tea tray into the raspberry satchel
Floyd | to make room)
Floyd | (the cold chicken falling off into the raspberry satchel as you do so)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | bottle of ginger beer: (putting the stick of margarine into the
Floyd | raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x hastener"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X HASTENER
Floyd |
Floyd | A short red tube. Small printing on the side reads All-Purpose
Floyd | Wood Hastener. The tube seems to contain a reddish paste.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You scramble up into the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the Tree
Floyd | This large bushy elm tree is strong and supports your weight well.
Floyd | Above you, the large trunk offers a path into the higher reaches of
Floyd | the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You head gingerly up into the very topmost reaches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Very Top of the Tree
Floyd | You cling precariously to the very top of the tree. The branches here
Floyd | are extremely flimsy and unstable. The tree waves back and forth
Floyd | gently, dipping briefly towards the fence and then swinging back.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | You leap from the tree, attempting to make it over the fence, but the
Floyd | distance is too great. You tumble down to the dirt path below.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Lane
Floyd | The narrow lane peters to an end here, the small strip of dirt fading
Floyd | into grass. Barren fields lie south and east. North, a tall fence
Floyd | borders the lane.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bushy elm tree stands on the south side of the path. A couple of low
Floyd | branches beckon tantalisingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "It's getting a bit late. I kinda need to be awake in the morning."
Zach says, "Yeah, I was thinking the same thing"
Zach has disconnected.
Zach has connected. DavidW asks, "restore back to before the branch broke and save as nfrisorg2 ?"
DavidW says, "(although maybe the branch is useful for something)"
DavidW says, "I want to try selling the branch to the wood merchant."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf46"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd | > RESTOREOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In the Tree
Floyd | This slender elm tree sways gently in the wind as you cling
Floyd | precariously to your perch. Above you, the tree becomes even more
Floyd | narrow and flimsy.
Floyd |
Floyd | A long springy branch extends north out over the fence.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small savage-looking hawk rests in the upper branches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "save"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
DavidW says (to Floyd), "nfrisorg2"
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wait, I have an idea."
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WAIT, I HAVE AN IDEA.
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to take inventory.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put hastener on branch"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT HASTENER ON BRANCH
Floyd |
Floyd | (taking the tube of wood hastener first)
Floyd | (putting the Miranda into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | You spread some of the wood hastener on the firm strong branch. There
Floyd | is a grinding crackling noise from the tree and it suddenly bursts
Floyd | forth in a tremendous growth spurt as its growth is hastened.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a tremendous flapping of surprise from the hawk, following by
Floyd | a squawk of pleasure as it settles back down in its drastically
Floyd | altered home.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | You spread some of the wood hastener on the firm strong branch, but it
Floyd | has no effect.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear rug"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | You duck under the rug. The smell and heat are oppressive, but it's
Floyd | possible to peer through the mouth to see your way around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear goggles"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR GOGGLES
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the pair of black goggles)
Floyd | The goggles won't fit over the helmet, so you remove the rug, remove
Floyd | the helmet, slip the goggles on, put the helmet back on, and then duck
Floyd | back under the rug. Then you pause to catch your breath.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | With your eyes protected, and your body covered in the bearskin rug,
Floyd | you shuffle up the tree. The hawk attacks, pecking madly at you, but
Floyd | cannot reach you through the rug. It squawks in frustration and
Floyd | flutters away.
Floyd |
Floyd | With the goggles on, you're forced to move slowly and carefully.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Very Top of the Tree
Floyd | You cling precariously to the very top of the tree. The branches here
Floyd | are extremely flimsy and unstable. The tree waves back and forth
Floyd | gently, dipping briefly towards the fence and then swinging back.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove goggles"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMOVE GOGGLES
Floyd |
Floyd | You remove the bearskin rug, take off the helmet, take off the
Floyd | goggles, put the helmet back on, and then put the bearskin rug back
Floyd | on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | You leap from the tree, attempting to make it over the fence, but the
Floyd | distance is too great. You tumble down to the dirt path below.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Lane
Floyd | The narrow lane peters to an end here, the small strip of dirt fading
Floyd | into grass. Barren fields lie south and east. North, a tall fence
Floyd | borders the lane.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bushy elm tree stands on the south side of the path. A couple of low
Floyd | branches beckon tantalisingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You scramble up into the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the Tree
Floyd | This large bushy elm tree is strong and supports your weight well.
Floyd | Above you, the large trunk offers a path into the higher reaches of
Floyd | the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | A firm strong branch extends north out over the fence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You head gingerly up into the very topmost reaches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Very Top of the Tree
Floyd | You cling precariously to the very top of the tree. The branches here
Floyd | are extremely flimsy and unstable. The tree waves back and forth
Floyd | gently, dipping briefly towards the fence and then swinging back.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump onto branch"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP ONTO BRANCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can't see that here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump over fence"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP OVER FENCE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't do that from up here!
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "swing tree"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SWING TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | There's nothing sensible to swing here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sit"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SIT
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no place to sit here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You slide back down to the firmer branches below.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the Tree
Floyd | This large bushy elm tree is strong and supports your weight well.
Floyd | Above you, the large trunk offers a path into the higher reaches of
Floyd | the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | A firm strong branch extends north out over the fence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sit"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SIT
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no place to sit here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step out onto the branch, inching your way forward. You are about
Floyd | halfway to the fence when there is a creaking, shuddering noise. The
Floyd | sudden burst of growth must have been too much for the branch, as it
Floyd | abruptly snaps under you. You tumble gracelessly out of the tree, and
Floyd | land heavily on the dirt path.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Lane
Floyd | The narrow lane peters to an end here, the small strip of dirt fading
Floyd | into grass. Barren fields lie south and east. North, a tall fence
Floyd | borders the lane.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bushy elm tree stands on the south side of the path. A couple of low
Floyd | branches beckon tantalisingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | A firm strong branch lies across the ground here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take branch"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE BRANCH
Floyd |
Floyd | (putting the Cheshire into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You head west back to the farm gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Farm Gate
Floyd | The dusty road ends here at a farm gate to the north. Beyond it, a
Floyd | large open farmyard encloses a ramshackle old barn and a large pile of
Floyd | rubble, but no farmhouse.
Floyd |
Floyd | Broad pastures lie to either side of the road, bordered by small
Floyd | wooden fences. A small little-used lane heads east, barely more than a
Floyd | line of dirt in the grass. Southwest, the road leads back to the caer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large wooden sign sits in front of the gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "hit gate with branch"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > HIT GATE WITH BRANCH
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to hit the farm gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "lean branch on gate"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LEAN BRANCH ON GATE
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step over the fence and wander around the field for a short time,
Floyd | clearing your head before you return to the road.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You head southwest back along the dusty road.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The dusty road is a dry brown ribbon of earth running northeast and
Floyd | southwest. The sun shines down from high overhead, the warm baking
Floyd | heat of high summer. A meandering country fence runs along the edge of
Floyd | the road to the northwest. East, the huge wooden doors into the caer
Floyd | hang dispiritedly from their hinges, twisted hunks of wood and iron.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large cast iron cannonball sits here, looking extremely heavy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step over the fence and wander around the field for a short while,
Floyd | clearing your head before you return to the road.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You march down the long southwest road, dust billowing around your
Floyd | feet. The road is long and straight, an arrow fired directly
Floyd | southwest. After a lengthy walk, you arrive at the Vechlee town gate
Floyd | and step through into the bustle of the town.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Vechlee Gate
Floyd | Vechlee seems a bustling and thriving town. The foot traffic is
Floyd | impressive here just inside the town gate. The street is not terribly
Floyd | wide, but does boast the impressive upgrade of cobblestones.
Floyd | Southwest, the avenue continues and widens out into a large square.
Floyd | North, the road heads into the more professional quarter of North
Floyd | Vechlee. To the northeast is the town gate, leading back to the dusty
Floyd | road to Ninario's caer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small shop lies to the south, a wooden sign wedged into the
Floyd | cobblestones in front of it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You push southwest through the crowd to the market square.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Market Square
Floyd | A bustle of people and activity fills this cobblestoned market square.
Floyd | The people of Vechlee hurry about their business, intent on their
Floyd | daily tasks with barely a glance to spare for a lowly wizard's
Floyd | apprentice, otherworldly or not.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many different shops and establishments line the edges of the square.
Floyd | To the north is a sturdy workmanlike building, falling into disrepair.
Floyd | Large letters over the entrance read Vechlee Townspeople Building
Floyd | Society. To the south is a sprawling commercial edifice, with a
Floyd | seemingly endless stream of wizards pushing their way through the
Floyd | doors. Gilt-edged lettering over the door reads Wizards Guild
Floyd | Savings & Loan.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the northwest is a small shop, notable more for the lack of
Floyd | customers streaming into it than any other distinguishing
Floyd | characteristic. Small hand-lettered writing over the doorway reads
Floyd | Sorcery Supply. Southwest, the cobblestoned road heads out of
Floyd | the square and toward the western outskirts of Vechlee. Back to the
Floyd | northeast lies the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | An abandoned market stall sits here, weathered and worn, a yellowed
Floyd | piece of paper attached to its side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You push northeast through the crowd back toward the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Vechlee Gate
Floyd | Vechlee seems a bustling and thriving town. The foot traffic is
Floyd | impressive here just inside the town gate. The street is not terribly
Floyd | wide, but does boast the impressive upgrade of cobblestones.
Floyd | Southwest, the avenue continues and widens out into a large square.
Floyd | North, the road heads into the more professional quarter of North
Floyd | Vechlee. To the northeast is the town gate, leading back to the dusty
Floyd | road to Ninario's caer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small shop lies to the south, a wooden sign wedged into the
Floyd | cobblestones in front of it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You push your way up the street into North Vechlee, the crowd
Floyd | lessening as you leave the gate area.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | North Vechlee
Floyd | The sprawling professional district of North Vechlee is home to many
Floyd | artists, craftspeople, tradesfolk and their families. Their shops and
Floyd | houses fill the small cluttered streets.
Floyd |
Floyd | An oddly silent shop lies to the west. It seems to have fallen upon
Floyd | hard economic times and is utterly abandoned, lacking even the dignity
Floyd | of boards over the windows. A sign over the door reads William's
Floyd | Woodcraft.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the east side of the street is a prosperous and thriving business.
Floyd | Gold lettering over the entranceway reads Wizardry Wooding.
Floyd |
Floyd | The street leads back south to the town gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | A notice is attached to the door of the abandoned shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You step into the antiseptic cleanliness of Wizardry Wooding.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wizardry Wooding
Floyd | Stark plain utilitarianism seems to be the order of the day in this
Floyd | shop. The room is large and bare, save for a counter on the east side,
Floyd | just in front of a curtained doorway. The street lies out the doorway
Floyd | to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hello there, luv!" calls Betty cheerfully as you step into the shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sell branch"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL BRANCH
Floyd |
Floyd | (to Betty)
Floyd | Betty glances at the firm strong branch and frowns. "I'm sure it's as
Floyd | nice as you say, luv, but I don't really need a firm strong branch at
Floyd | the moment."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "show branch to betty"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOW BRANCH TO BETTY
Floyd |
Floyd | Betty glances at the firm strong branch and shrugs. "I'm sure it's
Floyd | very interesting for you, luv, but I'm not sure what it's got to do
Floyd | with me."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh well"
DavidW says, "I think I'm done for now."
Zach says, "Yeah"
Zach says, "Thanks for driving. I'm starting to fade"
DavidW says, "Thanks for playing. I think we made some progress."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > QUIT
Floyd |
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
DavidW says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
Floyd | > YES
Floyd | debugcheapnitfol quit with exit status: 0
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?"
Zach has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
DavidW has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge. Zach says, "No problem. Any time, any place."
Zach says, "If the time and place is here on Thursday night."
*** A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER ***
DavidW says (to Zach), "Just the person I wanted to see."
Zach says, "Yay"
DavidW says, "Gimme a sec to upload my notes so far."
DavidW says, "or several seconds"
Zach says, "months, years. whateves"
DavidW says, "My connection is still horrid."
DavidW says, "Anyway, I found out a few minor things of interest re: Risorgimento Represso."
DavidW says, "We missed that there's a back room to Wizardry Wooding; we can't get in until we're a wizard, though."
DavidW says, "(Darn, I can't get a stable enough connection to plover.net to upload the file.)"
DavidW says, "I'd misunderstood the bottle label business. I thought the label was on the ginger beer, not on the WizStrip."
Zach says, "Ah, yeah"
Zach says, "The ginger beer looks like the label-less WizStrip"
DavidW says, "The pipe in the Guild closet has a valve on it; we missed that. It turns on the gas."
DavidW says, "The WizStrip bottle has a waxy hermetic seal that we need to remove somehow."
DavidW says, "I tried sending up the bottle and they sent it back down, since it wasn't pre-opened."
Zach says, "Ah"
Zach says, "Hmm"
DavidW says, "There's a knife in Sorcery Supply, but too expensive for us."
DavidW says, "I tried to get the bear to bite it, but that didn't happen."
Zach asks, "Hmm, maybe something hot to melt the wax?"
DavidW says, "I thought of that but there doesn't seem to be any flame around. The magnesium flare doesn't do it."
Zach asks, "Hmm, what chemicals do we have left?"
DavidW says, "mostly plant growth and plant destruction, I think."
Zach says, "If we can light the gas, maybe"
DavidW says, "ammonium sulphate and copper sulphate"
DavidW says, "I also tried running through all the cheese visions. Near as I can tell, the visions are completely random, except that Caerphilly is useless for getting a good vision, as per the Weekly paper article."
Zach says, "Ah, yeah. Copper sulphate is a pesticide."
DavidW says, "One vision gave a decent hint for getting over the farm fence, but another vision suggested we'd be killed soon afterwards."
Zach says, "Hmm, maybe some visions are red herrings."
DavidW says, "Some probably are, yes."
Zach says, "I meant to reread the Wizard Weekly when we were playing."
DavidW says, "One vision had us with the cannonball at the top of the tree, and that made the tree swing enough to get us into the yard."
Zach says, "I would have never tried that"
Zach says, "But it makes sense"
DavidW says, "But another vision had us land in the farm garden and then immediately attacked by two dogs."
DavidW says, "Independently, I tried wearing the butter and getting into the cannon -- which worked, but I couldn't reach to pull cord. The hose from the gatehouse isn't bendy enough to tie to it, and there's rope in Sorcery Supply that we can't afford."
Zach says, "I don't think I remember the hose"
DavidW says, "When we solved the liquid measuring puzzle, the machine threw a hose loose. We picked it up, but haven't used it for anything."
DavidW says, "oh, that reminds me, I tried to drop through the murder holes in the gatehouse, but the game said first I'd be trapped in the bailey, then after the porticullis was open, that the holes aren't big enough for my body to fit through."
DavidW says, "But yeah, when we get back to the game, re-read all of our student notes and the Wizarding Weekly paper."
DavidW says, "I also thought that we might not smell right in our bear costume, re trying to get past the bear, but the game wouldn't let me wash the rug in the fountain."
DavidW says, "I asked the crone about the bear, and she suggested that arktos essence attracts bears."
Zach says, "Yes, I suspect we have to seduce the bear."
DavidW says, "Scary"
DavidW says, "I'm thinking of that Bugs Bunny cartoon where Bugs dresses up as a Tazmanian SHE-devil, complete with bear trap in his mouth."
DavidW says, "oh sh*t. I just tried hitting the crone. Violence works and I lost 2 points."
DavidW says, "Still can't open the case with the crone dead, though. Yikes."
DavidW says, "okay, undoing that unpleasantness."
Zach says, "Woah"
DavidW says, "hm. I'm not willing to try the cannonball in tree idea without you. I have no idea how to deal with angry dogs anyway. The mountain pipe seems to be strictly one-way downwards."
DavidW | >get on stand | Just because it's called a stand doesn't mean you should take it literally.
Zach says, ">take a stand"
DavidW | The wooden stand looks so peaceful, you decide to leave it alone.
* NewsBoy hollers, "Extra! Extra! Jacqueline has posted message 274, about 'May 24 - SHufflecomp Games, Part II', to the bulletin board! Why won't they pay me minimum wage?"
Zach says (to DavidW), "heh"
Zach says (to Jacqueline), "Huh, actually, this is NightFloyd territory now."
Jacqueline exclaims, "Well, we started it first!"
Jacqueline says, "Just kidding. It really doesn't matter that NF is playing them, too."
Jacqueline says, "Just don't overlap or something."
DavidW says, "hm. I'm not sure how we'd launch ourselves via the cannon without gunpowder, even if we could reach the cord. But I can't believe there's all these hints to trying it and no payoff."
Zach says, "Sorry, I've been watching a lot of the Wire recently."
Jacqueline says, "Anyway, you're in the middle of a game, so we can discuss it in the morning."
Zach says, "I was just kidding."
DavidW says (to Jacqueline), "We didn't finish yesterday's game and I'm butting my head against the puzzle walls."
Zach says, "It's like pro-wrestling. Fake drama keeps the fans coming back."
Doug asks, "oh huh, is NightFloyd playing Shufflecomp games too?"
Doug asks, "which ones did clubfloyd play last week?"
Jacqueline says, "I think that bit earlier may have been a joke."
Jacqueline says, "Not sure, though, and not looking into it until tomorrow."
Jacqueline is enjoying a Jacquelineday.
Zach says, "Right now NightFloyd is two sessions into Risorgimento Represso."
Zach says, "It would be interesting to play through all the 2nd place ifcomp games."
Zach says, "Probably all good but lesser known."
Doug says, "enjoy your Jacquelinearity"
Doug asks, "Wichita Jacquelineman?"
DavidW says (to Zach), "ok, finally got [LINK] up."
Zach says, "Excellent"
Zach says, "I wonder how many puzzles have multiple solutions"
DavidW says, "I don't know. A few, maybe."
DavidW asks, "I wish I could figure out where we're stuck. Opening the WizStrip bottle, maybe?"
DavidW says, "Interesting. I can wear butter or smear the butter on the bearskin rug or take a bite out of the stick of butter -- but I can't do any of that with the margarine."
Doug says, "parkay!"
DavidW says (to Zach), "I'm a bad person. I said I wasn't going to follow up on the cannonball vision, but I eventually did anyway."
Zach says, "That's it, no tea for a week."
Zach asks, "What happened?"
DavidW asks, "Happened in the game?"
Zach says, "Yeah"
DavidW says, "Well, first of all, I found out that the cannonball was too heavy to carry up into the tree."
DavidW says, "But I knew from the vision that it must be possible."
DavidW says, "So I put the cannonball into the satchel -- and the satchel explicitly didn't get any heavier."
Zach says, "MAGIC!"
DavidW says, "yes, the satchel is magic."
DavidW says, "So we have to use the hastener on the tree first, otherwise the tree itself isn't strong enough."
DavidW says, "And I had to use the rug and googles to get rid of the bird."
DavidW says, "And, while wearing helmet, goggles, rug, and satchel at the top of the tree, I removed the goggles and put them into the satchel, then took the cannonball out of the satchel..."
DavidW says, "And the tree swayed, I fell over the fence, banging my head against it (but the helmet protected me) and fell into the garden where two vicious dogs appeared (but they got scared at seeing a bear-thing and ran away)."
Lionheart arrives, full of fun, but no funk.
Lionheart has had Lionheart's fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge. DavidW says, "The farm's garden had nothing in it but me and the cannonball and the fence. Digging yielded nothing."
Zach says, "Excellent"
Zach says, "Huh"
Zach asks, "Can you make anything grow?"
Zach says, "Maybe something is already planted"
DavidW says, "The gate in the farmyard opened normally and broke the magical barrier."
DavidW says, "I have nothing to grow, so I don't know yet."
DavidW says, "There's a Pile of Rubble north of the Farmyard where there was a scrap of paper about arktos essence being useful for keeping animals at bay."
DavidW says, "And west of Farmyard was a cabinet with a jar of essence of arktos."
DavidW says, "And that seemed to be it for the farm."
Zach says, "At least we can get passed the bear now"
DavidW says, "The farm was destroyed mainly because they had indoor plumbing instead of magical toilets."
DavidW says, "Yes, we should be able to get past the bear now. And I'm curious when. :)"
Zach says, "Heh, now is fine if you're antsy."
DavidW says, "I am antsy!"
Zach says, "Got alien ants in your pants."
DavidW arrives, full of funk, but no fun.
Zach arrives, full of neither funk nor fun. DavidW says, "Perry's still on."
DavidW says, "Floyd's playing Curses. for Klaw, I bet."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "save"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "klaw"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
DavidW says (to Floyd), "y"
Floyd |
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" DavidW says, "hmph. I'm lagging now. Boo."
DavidW asks, "so it's... load sleepmask risorg?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask risorg"
Floyd ]  Lecture Hall                              Score: 0     Moves: 0
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You've heard about them from others. You've even had them yourself:
Floyd | classes that seem to last forever. But this one takes the biscuit. You
Floyd | wonder what possessed you to sign up for Celtic Elements in Early
Floyd | Teutonic Settlements: a field of study so narrow and boring,
Floyd | you'd wonder they would award doctorates in it. But they must, for the
Floyd | chap running the lecture has one.
Floyd |
Floyd | You glance down at the notebook in your hands, but the thought of
Floyd | recording all this boredom for posterity doesn't thrill you. Instead,
Floyd | you look around the hall, wondering if you could sneak out and find
Floyd | something better to do with your time.
Floyd |
Floyd | Risorgimento Represso
Floyd | An Interactive Invigoration
Floyd | Copyright (c) 2003,2006 by Michael J. Coyne.
Floyd | Players new to Interactive Fiction should type HELP for instructions
Floyd | on how to play.
Floyd |
Floyd | Release 4 / Serial number 060308 / Inform v6.30 Library 6/11
Floyd | This work is licensed under the Creative Commons
Floyd | Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial License. Type LICENSE to find out
Floyd | more about the terms of the license.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lecture Hall (on the seat)
Floyd | An ordinary, run-of-the-mill lecture hall. Its many banks of tiered
Floyd | seats run up towards the large and heavy double doors at the west end.
Floyd | Down at floor level, at the east end of the hall, the professor is
Floyd | teaching the lesson. Tiers upon tiers of bored students sit in the
Floyd | seats.
Floyd |
Floyd | An empty cup of yogurt, the remains of your elevenses, sits on the
Floyd | desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "restore"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "nfrisorg2"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  In the Tree                               Score: 27    Moves: 607
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  In the Tree                               Score: 27    Moves: 608
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In the Tree
Floyd | This slender elm tree sways gently in the wind as you cling
Floyd | precariously to your perch. Above you, the tree becomes even more
Floyd | narrow and flimsy.
Floyd |
Floyd | A long springy branch extends north out over the fence.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small savage-looking hawk rests in the upper branches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put hastener on tree"
Floyd ]  In the Tree                               Score: 28    Moves: 609
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT HASTENER ON TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | (taking the tube of wood hastener first)
Floyd | (putting the Miranda into the raspberry satchel to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | You spread some of the wood hastener on the bushy elm tree. There is a
Floyd | grinding crackling noise from the tree and it suddenly bursts forth in
Floyd | a tremendous growth spurt as its growth is hastened.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a tremendous flapping of surprise from the hawk, following by
Floyd | a squawk of pleasure as it settles back down in its drastically
Floyd | altered home.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear rug"
Floyd ]  In the Tree                               Score: 28    Moves: 610
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | You duck under the rug. The smell and heat are oppressive, but it's
Floyd | possible to peer through the mouth to see your way around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear goggles"
Floyd ]  In the Tree                               Score: 28    Moves: 611
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR GOGGLES
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the pair of black goggles)
Floyd | The goggles won't fit over the helmet, so you remove the rug, remove
Floyd | the helmet, slip the goggles on, put the helmet back on, and then duck
Floyd | back under the rug. Then you pause to catch your breath.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  The Very Top of the Tree                  Score: 29    Moves: 612
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | With your eyes protected, and your body covered in the bearskin rug,
Floyd | you shuffle up the tree. The hawk attacks, pecking madly at you, but
Floyd | cannot reach you through the rug. It squawks in frustration and
Floyd | flutters away.
Floyd |
Floyd | With the goggles on, you're forced to move slowly and carefully.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Very Top of the Tree
Floyd | You cling precariously to the very top of the tree. The branches here
Floyd | are extremely flimsy and unstable. The tree waves back and forth
Floyd | gently, dipping briefly towards the fence and then swinging back.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove rug"
Floyd ]  The Very Top of the Tree                  Score: 29    Moves: 613
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | The stench of the rug wins in the end, and you duck back out from
Floyd | under it. Phew!
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove goggles"
Floyd ]  The Very Top of the Tree                  Score: 29    Moves: 614
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE GOGGLES
Floyd |
Floyd | You remove the helmet, take off the goggles, and then put the helmet
Floyd | back on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  In the Tree                               Score: 29    Moves: 615
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You slide back down to the firmer branches below.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the Tree
Floyd | This large bushy elm tree is strong and supports your weight well.
Floyd | Above you, the large trunk offers a path into the higher reaches of
Floyd | the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | A firm strong branch extends north out over the fence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  End of the Lane                           Score: 29    Moves: 616
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You let yourself slide slowly back down to the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Lane
Floyd | The narrow lane peters to an end here, the small strip of dirt fading
Floyd | into grass. Barren fields lie south and east. North, a tall fence
Floyd | borders the lane.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bushy elm tree stands on the south side of the path. A couple of low
Floyd | branches beckon tantalisingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Farm Gate                                 Score: 29    Moves: 617
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You head west back to the farm gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | Farm Gate
Floyd | The dusty road ends here at a farm gate to the north. Beyond it, a
Floyd | large open farmyard encloses a ramshackle old barn and a large pile of
Floyd | rubble, but no farmhouse.
Floyd |
Floyd | Broad pastures lie to either side of the road, bordered by small
Floyd | wooden fences. A small little-used lane heads east, barely more than a
Floyd | line of dirt in the grass. Southwest, the road leads back to the caer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large wooden sign sits in front of the gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Dusty Road                                Score: 29    Moves: 618
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You head southwest back along the dusty road.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The dusty road is a dry brown ribbon of earth running northeast and
Floyd | southwest. The sun shines down from high overhead, the warm baking
Floyd | heat of high summer. A meandering country fence runs along the edge of
Floyd | the road to the northwest. East, the huge wooden doors into the caer
Floyd | hang dispiritedly from their hinges, twisted hunks of wood and iron.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large cast iron cannonball sits here, looking extremely heavy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put all in satchel"
Floyd ]  Dusty Road                                Score: 29    Moves: 619
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT ALL IN SATCHEL
Floyd |
Floyd | pair of black goggles: Done.
Floyd | tube of wood hastener: Done.
Floyd | black rubber hose: You curl up the hose and place it in the raspberry
Floyd | satchel.
Floyd | silver bowl: Done.
Floyd | small silver coin: Done.
Floyd | bearskin rug: You roll the bearskin rug up tightly and manage to shove
Floyd | it into the raspberry satchel.
Floyd | stick of margarine: Done.
Floyd | silver tea tray: (the cold chicken falling off into the raspberry
Floyd | satchel as you do so)
Floyd | Done.
Floyd | bottle of WizStrip: Done.
Floyd | Cheshire: Done.
Floyd | magnesium flare: Done.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take cannonball"
Floyd ]  Dusty Road                                Score: 29    Moves: 620
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CANNONBALL
Floyd |
Floyd | You heft the cannonball. It weighs a good five or six stone! You won't
Floyd | be able to carry it very far.
Floyd |
Floyd | The cannonball is getting heavier by the second.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put cannonball in satchel"
Floyd ]  Dusty Road                                Score: 29    Moves: 621
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT CANNONBALL IN SATCHEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You manage to hold the satchel open wide enough that you can squeeze
Floyd | the cannonball in. Amazingly, the satchel does not seem to get any
Floyd | bulkier or heavier.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  Farm Gate                                 Score: 29    Moves: 622
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You walk northeast along the road, your feet kicking up a small cloud
Floyd | of dust. The road is long and twisting but eventually ends at a farm
Floyd | gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | Farm Gate
Floyd | The dusty road ends here at a farm gate to the north. Beyond it, a
Floyd | large open farmyard encloses a ramshackle old barn and a large pile of
Floyd | rubble, but no farmhouse.
Floyd |
Floyd | Broad pastures lie to either side of the road, bordered by small
Floyd | wooden fences. A small little-used lane heads east, barely more than a
Floyd | line of dirt in the grass. Southwest, the road leads back to the caer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large wooden sign sits in front of the gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  End of the Lane                           Score: 29    Moves: 623
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You walk east down the narrow lane.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Lane
Floyd | The narrow lane peters to an end here, the small strip of dirt fading
Floyd | into grass. Barren fields lie south and east. North, a tall fence
Floyd | borders the lane.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bushy elm tree stands on the south side of the path. A couple of low
Floyd | branches beckon tantalisingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear helmet"
Floyd ]  End of the Lane                           Score: 29    Moves: 624
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | You're already wearing that!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear rug"
Floyd ]  End of the Lane                           Score: 29    Moves: 625
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the bearskin rug)
Floyd | You duck under the rug. The smell and heat are oppressive, but it's
Floyd | possible to peer through the mouth to see your way around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear satchel"
Floyd ]  End of the Lane                           Score: 29    Moves: 626
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR SATCHEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You're already wearing that!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  In the Tree                               Score: 29    Moves: 627
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You scramble up into the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the Tree
Floyd | This large bushy elm tree is strong and supports your weight well.
Floyd | Above you, the large trunk offers a path into the higher reaches of
Floyd | the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | A firm strong branch extends north out over the fence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  The Very Top of the Tree                  Score: 29    Moves: 628
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You head gingerly up into the very topmost reaches of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Very Top of the Tree
Floyd | You cling precariously to the very top of the tree. The branches here
Floyd | are extremely flimsy and unstable. The tree waves back and forth
Floyd | gently, dipping briefly towards the fence and then swinging back.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tree dips and sways alarmingly. You're probably just about the
Floyd | maximum weight these flimsy branches can take and still remain
Floyd | standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take cannonball"
Floyd ]  Garden                                    Score: 31    Moves: 629
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CANNONBALL
Floyd |
Floyd | You heft the cannonball. It weighs a good five or six stone! You won't
Floyd | be able to carry it very far.
Floyd |
Floyd | The weight of the cannonball in your hands sets the branches to
Floyd | dipping and swaying madly. The gyrations increase and the top of the
Floyd | tree bends down, down towards the fence, gathering speed as it does
Floyd | so. It reaches the bottom moving at an alarming clip. But the tree is
Floyd | just a bit too short, and your head connects soundly with the top of
Floyd | the fence. Fortunately, the helmet protects you, and you rebound off
Floyd | and over the fence, landing heavily in the yard.
Floyd |
Floyd | The heavy cannonball thumps to the ground beside you.
Floyd |
Floyd | Garden
Floyd | The well-tilled rich earth and neat orderly furrows show that this was
Floyd | the farmhouse garden.  It's early to have harvested all the garden
Floyd | vegetables, but someone appears to have done so, as there is not a
Floyd | living thing left in the earth. It has been stripped clean.
Floyd |
Floyd | West, the garden opens out into a dry and dusty farmyard. A fence
Floyd | rings the garden on the other three sides. The slat construction of
Floyd | the inside of the fence to the south makes for an easy climb back out
Floyd | to the lane.
Floyd |
Floyd | A pair of large and ferocious dogs wandering in the garden jump in
Floyd | surprise as you come plummeting down at breakneck speed.
Floyd |
Floyd | The dogs take one look and sniff at the bearlike apparition that has
Floyd | descended into the quiet peace of the garden, and turn tail, yipping
Floyd | in terror.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large cast iron cannonball sits here, looking extremely heavy.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "let me know when to continue"
Zach says, "Go ahead"
DavidW asks, "Or do you want to drive at this point?"
Zach says, "You're good"
DavidW says, "ok"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take cannonball. put it in satchel"
Floyd ]  Garden                                    Score: 31    Moves: 631
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CANNONBALL. PUT IT IN SATCHEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You heft the cannonball. It weighs a good five or six stone! You won't
Floyd | be able to carry it very far.
Floyd |
Floyd | The cannonball is getting heavier by the second.
Floyd | You manage to hold the satchel open wide enough that you can squeeze
Floyd | the cannonball in. Amazingly, the satchel does not seem to get any
Floyd | bulkier or heavier.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dig"
Floyd ]  Garden                                    Score: 31    Moves: 631
Floyd |
Floyd | > DIG
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to dig?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "garden"
Floyd ]  Garden                                    Score: 31    Moves: 632
Floyd |
Floyd | > GARDEN
Floyd |
Floyd | You dig away merrily in the dirt, enjoying yourself immensely. You
Floyd | don't, however, uncover anything interesting. You stand back up,
Floyd | dusting the earth off your hands.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x garden"
Floyd ]  Garden                                    Score: 31    Moves: 633
Floyd |
Floyd | > X GARDEN
Floyd |
Floyd | Though stripped clean of all produce, the earth still looks rich and
Floyd | well-tilled.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Farmyard                                  Score: 31    Moves: 634
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You wander into the farmyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Farmyard
Floyd | A large and dusty earthen courtyard, the farmyard seems eerily silent
Floyd | and abandoned. A curious pile of rubble to the north seems composed
Floyd | mainly of old timbers and plaster. West, a barn gapes open, its doors
Floyd | wrenched from their hinges. The farmyard ends at a garden plot of some
Floyd | kind to the east. The gate to the south leads back to the road.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open gate"
Floyd ]  Farm Gate                                 Score: 32    Moves: 635
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN GATE
Floyd |
Floyd | You try to open the gate, struggling against an invisible barrier,
Floyd | pushing and straining. You feel the edges of the barrier begin to give
Floyd | and you push harder. There is a sudden audible pop. The gate flies
Floyd | open and you tumble through into the road, the spell of the Wizards
Floyd | Guild broken.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Farm Gate
Floyd | The dusty road ends here at an open farm gate to the north. Beyond it,
Floyd | a large open farmyard encloses a ramshackle old barn and a large pile
Floyd | of rubble, but no farmhouse.
Floyd |
Floyd | Broad pastures lie to either side of the road, bordered by small
Floyd | wooden fences. A small little-used lane heads east, barely more than a
Floyd | line of dirt in the grass. Southwest, the road leads back to the caer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large wooden sign sits in front of the gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Farmyard                                  Score: 32    Moves: 636
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step into the farmyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Farmyard
Floyd | A large and dusty earthen courtyard, the farmyard seems eerily silent
Floyd | and abandoned. A curious pile of rubble to the north seems composed
Floyd | mainly of old timbers and plaster. West, a barn gapes open, its doors
Floyd | wrenched from their hinges. The farmyard ends at a garden plot of some
Floyd | kind to the east. The open gate to the south leads back to the road.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Pile of Rubble                            Score: 32    Moves: 637
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You walk into the midst of the pile of rubble.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Pile of Rubble
Floyd | There's no doubt. This sad pile of rubble is all that remains of the
Floyd | farmhouse that once stood here. An awesome force of devastation has
Floyd | been levelled against it. Peering amidst the rubble, you spot what may
Floyd | very well have been the ultimate cause of the Wizards Guild attack on
Floyd | this homestead: the twisted pipes and smashed porcelain of an indoor
Floyd | plumbing system. Consorting with the Plumbers Union, and incorporating
Floyd | scientific advances into their home were the seditious and
Floyd | destabilising dangers lurking in this harmless home: a threat to the
Floyd | supremacy of the Wizards Guild, to their grip over the people of this
Floyd | world.
Floyd |
Floyd | The farmyard lies back to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scrap of paper caught in the pile of rubble flutters briefly in the
Floyd | wind, catching your eye.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read scrap"
Floyd ]  Pile of Rubble                            Score: 32    Moves: 638
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ SCRAP
Floyd |
Floyd | ... you for the animal repellant kit. Everything worked perfectly
Floyd | ...keep ... uders away ... arktos essence: quite ... osite! So we
Floyd | deci... use it... kept attr... premises... dogs were just as ... vance
Floyd | warning ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Pausing..."
Zach asks, "What's wrong with uders?"
DavidW says, "intruders, I think"
DavidW says, "Actually, I guess arktos attracts, not repels."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take scrap"
Floyd ]  Pile of Rubble                            Score: 32    Moves: 639
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE SCRAP
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search rubble"
Floyd ]  Pile of Rubble                            Score: 32    Moves: 640
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEARCH RUBBLE
Floyd |
Floyd | There's no doubt. This sad pile of rubble is all that remains of the
Floyd | farmhouse that once stood here. An awesome force of devastation has
Floyd | been levelled against it. Peering amidst the rubble, you spot what may
Floyd | very well have been the ultimate cause of the Wizards Guild attack on
Floyd | this homestead: the twisted pipes and smashed porcelain of an indoor
Floyd | plumbing system. Consorting with the Plumbers Union, and incorporating
Floyd | scientific advances into their home were the seditious and
Floyd | destabilising dangers lurking in this harmless home: a threat to the
Floyd | supremacy of the Wizards Guild, to their grip over the people of this
Floyd | world.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Yeah, I think"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Farmyard                                  Score: 32    Moves: 641
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You wander away from the pile of rubble into the farmyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Farmyard
Floyd | A large and dusty earthen courtyard, the farmyard seems eerily silent
Floyd | and abandoned. A curious pile of rubble to the north seems composed
Floyd | mainly of old timbers and plaster. West, a barn gapes open, its doors
Floyd | wrenched from their hinges. The farmyard ends at a garden plot of some
Floyd | kind to the east. The open gate to the south leads back to the road.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Barn                                      Score: 32    Moves: 642
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step into the ramshackle old barn, glancing apprehensively at the
Floyd | sagging timbers above.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Barn
Floyd | The dry dusty smell of hay fills this small and lonely barn. Sunlight
Floyd | streams in through the doorway, lighting up small motes of straw in
Floyd | the air and lending the barn a peculiarly golden quality. The roof and
Floyd | wall timbers of the barn sag alarmingly, as though some terrible
Floyd | violence has been wreaked on them. The barnyard is back east through
Floyd | the doorway.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small wooden cabinet hangs on the wall of the barn.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open cabinet"
Floyd ]  Barn                                      Score: 32    Moves: 643
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN CABINET
Floyd |
Floyd | The cabinet creaks open.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on the shelves inside is a glass jar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x jar"
Floyd ]  Barn                                      Score: 32    Moves: 644
Floyd |
Floyd | > X JAR
Floyd |
Floyd | A small jar, made of frosted blue glass. A peeling hand-written
Floyd | sticker on the jar reads Essence of Arktos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take jar"
Floyd ]  Barn                                      Score: 33    Moves: 645
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE JAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf47"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Barn                                      Score: 33    Moves: 645
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "brief"
Floyd ]  Barn                                      Score: 33    Moves: 645
Floyd |
Floyd | > BRIEF
Floyd |
Floyd | Risorgimento Represso is now in its "brief" printing mode, which gives
Floyd | long descriptions of places never before visited and short
Floyd | descriptions otherwise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove rug"
Floyd ]  Barn                                      Score: 33    Moves: 646
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | The stench of the rug wins in the end, and you duck back out from
Floyd | under it. Phew!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Farmyard                                  Score: 33    Moves: 647
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | With some mild relief, you step back out of the ramshackle old barn
Floyd | into the dusty sunshine of the farmyard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Farmyard
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Farm Gate                                 Score: 33    Moves: 648
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the open gate and into the road.
Floyd |
Floyd | Farm Gate
Floyd |
Floyd | A large wooden sign sits in front of the gate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close gate"
Floyd ]  Farm Gate                                 Score: 33    Moves: 649
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLOSE GATE
Floyd |
Floyd | You swing the gate closed and latch it carefully.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Dusty Road                                Score: 33    Moves: 650
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You head southwest back along the dusty road.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Vechlee Gate                              Score: 33    Moves: 651
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You march down the long southwest road, dust billowing around your
Floyd | feet. The road is long and straight, an arrow fired directly
Floyd | southwest. After a lengthy walk, you arrive at the Vechlee town gate
Floyd | and step through into the bustle of the town.
Floyd |
Floyd | Vechlee Gate
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Market Square                             Score: 33    Moves: 652
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You push southwest through the crowd to the market square.
Floyd |
Floyd | Market Square
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Outskirts                                 Score: 33    Moves: 653
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You push your way out of the market square and head southwest through
Floyd | ever-thinning crowds to the outskirts of Vechlee.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outskirts
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Outside Vechlee                           Score: 33    Moves: 654
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You head out the western gates of the town.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Vechlee
Floyd | The peace and quiet of a summer countryside surround you once again,
Floyd | here outside the walls of Vechlee. The cobblestones have vanished and
Floyd | the road has reverted to a plain dirt ribbon snaking its way west.
Floyd | Hilly mountainous country borders the road to the north and a small
Floyd | path wends that way, climbing up into the crags. East are the walls of
Floyd | Vechlee, their broad expanse interrupted by both the gate back into
Floyd | town as well as the end of a rusty metal pipe that sticks out of the
Floyd | wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small wooden sign sits at the side of the road leading west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "verbose"
Floyd ]  Outside Vechlee                           Score: 33    Moves: 654
Floyd |
Floyd | > VERBOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | Risorgimento Represso is now in its normal "verbose" mode, which
Floyd | always gives long descriptions of locations (even if you've been there
Floyd | before).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear rug"
Floyd ]  Outside Vechlee                           Score: 33    Moves: 655
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | You duck under the rug. The smell and heat are oppressive, but it's
Floyd | possible to peer through the mouth to see your way around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open jar"
Floyd ]  Outside Vechlee                           Score: 33    Moves: 656
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN JAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You unscrew the lid from the jar, revealing an oily brown concoction
Floyd | with an extremely unpleasant odour.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear arktos"
Floyd ]  Outside Vechlee                           Score: 33    Moves: 657
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR ARKTOS
Floyd |
Floyd | You smear the oily brown concoction all over your clothing, rendering
Floyd | yourself extremely malodorous.
Floyd |
Floyd | The jar itself vanishes, a handy consequence of the Thalionic
Floyd | Antimagic Litter Campaign.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Outside Vechlee                           Score: 33    Moves: 656
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Vechlee
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put arktos on rug"
Floyd ]  Outside Vechlee                           Score: 33    Moves: 657
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT ARKTOS ON RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | You smear the oily brown concoction all over the bearskin rug.
Floyd |
Floyd | The jar itself vanishes, a handy consequence of the Thalionic
Floyd | Antimagic Litter Campaign.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Ledge                                     Score: 33    Moves: 658
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | The narrow path twists and turns up the side of the mountain. It's not
Floyd | too hard of a climb, but it certainly gets the limbs moving and the
Floyd | heart pumping. Eventually, the path you are following narrows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ledge
Floyd | The path narrows to a ledge here that curves around the side of the
Floyd | mountain. East is a towering wall of rock, west a nasty tumble off the
Floyd | cliffside. The narrow path heads south back down the mountain, and to
Floyd | the north, the ledge opens up into a wide plateau.
Floyd |
Floyd | A black bear blocks the trail north here, pawing at the carcase of
Floyd | some unfortunate animal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Plateau                                   Score: 37    Moves: 659
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | The black bear peers quizzically at the bearskin rug for a long
Floyd | moment. It nudges a bit closer. It snuffles at you and then gives a
Floyd | curious grunt of pleasure. It rears up and leaps on you, smothering
Floyd | you with love and affection.
Floyd |
Floyd | The weight of the bear pushes against you, and you fall, striking your
Floyd | head a glancing blow on the cliff. Fortunately, the helmet protects
Floyd | you, and you surge back to your feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bear's amorous advances are in no way chilled by your reaction,
Floyd | and it lunges forward at you again.  You are already badly off
Floyd | balance, and you trip backwards, your arms windmilling wildly, the
Floyd | edge of the cliff getting closer and closer until suddenly...
Floyd |
Floyd | You tumble over the edge. In a serious break with your expectations,
Floyd | you do not plummet to your death. Through an astonishing series of
Floyd | coincidences that have served to place everyone involved in exactly
Floyd | the right place at the right time, you land with a thump on the
Floyd | trailing rug in a flying carpet convoy.
Floyd |
Floyd | After the initial shock subsides, the carpet vendors' surprise turns
Floyd | to amazement as you relate the story of your encounter with the bear
Floyd | and your plummet off the cliffside.
Floyd |
Floyd | In exchange for this tale, which will keep their firesides entertained
Floyd | for many nights to come, they are only too glad to set you down on the
Floyd | cliff beyond the bear.
Floyd |
Floyd | Before they leave, one of them tosses a carpet towards you. "That's
Floyd | the best carpet in our entire stock!" he calls. "Use it well, my
Floyd | friend!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Plateau
Floyd | Tall mountain grass and towering trees line this peaceful plateau far
Floyd | up the mountainside. West, the plateau ends in an abrupt drop down the
Floyd | mountainside. The trail turns to the east here, running across the
Floyd | plateau and then climbing farther up the mountain. South, it descends
Floyd | back down to the ledge.
Floyd |
Floyd | A black bear blocks the trail south here, pawing at the carcase of
Floyd | some unfortunate animal.
Floyd |
Floyd | A threadbare red carpet lies across the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by four points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Nice"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x carpet"
Floyd ]  Plateau                                   Score: 37    Moves: 660
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CARPET
Floyd |
Floyd | An ugly and cheaply made carpet. It is a garish red and looks ready to
Floyd | fall apart.
Floyd |
Floyd | If it truly is a flying carpet, you're not sure how many trips it's
Floyd | good for before disintegrating underneath you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "There was a vision warning not to use the carpet down from here."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take carpet. put it in satchel"
Floyd ]  Plateau                                   Score: 37    Moves: 662
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CARPET. PUT IT IN SATCHEL
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | You put the threadbare red carpet into the raspberry satchel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 37    Moves: 663
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You walk through the quiet peace of the long, level plateau and up the
Floyd | winding path to the very top.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the Mountaintop
Floyd | Sunlight beats down warmly from high overhead this bald and barren
Floyd | mountaintop. It's extremely hot, and the trees and grass have faded
Floyd | away, leaving a bare smooth expanse of rock. The wind is stronger
Floyd | here, and whips your robe against your legs. West, the mountain trail
Floyd | winds back down toward the plateau.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small shoddily built lean-to sits here.
Floyd |
Floyd | As you approach the lean-to, you spot an old hermit sitting on a rock
Floyd | in front of it. "Bah!" he mutters as he sees you. He squints in your
Floyd | direction, trying to make you out. "That's one ugly bear!" he mutters.
Floyd | "More likely, it's a meddling wizard or, worse yet, an apprentice."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove rug"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 37    Moves: 664
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | The stench of the rug wins in the end, and you duck back out from
Floyd | under it. Phew!
Floyd |
Floyd | "Huh," mutters the hermit. "The bear appears to have turned into a
Floyd | wizard's apprentice."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put rug in satchel"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 37    Moves: 665
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT RUG IN SATCHEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You roll the bearskin rug up tightly and manage to shove it into the
Floyd | raspberry satchel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x hermnit"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 37    Moves: 665
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HERMNIT
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no hermnit here.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x hermit"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 37    Moves: 666
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HERMIT
Floyd |
Floyd | The cracked and lined face of the hermit almost makes you start back
Floyd | in shock as you gaze at it. This man is old, with darkly tanned and
Floyd | weathered skin, and short spindly limbs. You wonder just how long he's
Floyd | been sitting up here. His eyes are sunk deep into his flesh, squinting
Floyd | so tightly they're almost closed. Tears stream openly from them.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Three weeks, I thought, if this is Robert."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x robert"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 37    Moves: 667
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ROBERT
Floyd |
Floyd | The cracked and lined face of the hermit almost makes you start back
Floyd | in shock as you gaze at it. This man is old, with darkly tanned and
Floyd | weathered skin, and short spindly limbs. You wonder just how long he's
Floyd | been sitting up here. His eyes are sunk deep into his flesh, squinting
Floyd | so tightly they're almost closed. Tears stream openly from them.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach asks, "Robert?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hermit about himself"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 37    Moves: 668
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK HERMIT ABOUT HIMSELF
Floyd |
Floyd | He scowls. "I abandoned my stall and came up here to get away from
Floyd | interfering questions like that."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Ah"
DavidW says, "The abandoned stall."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hermit about wizstrip"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 37    Moves: 669
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK HERMIT ABOUT WIZSTRIP
Floyd |
Floyd | "Could you repeat that?" asks the hermit. "My ears aren't what they
Floyd | used to be. In fact," he continues, looking at his hands, "these are
Floyd | pretty different than I remember them." He glances at his body,
Floyd | frowning. "To be honest," he admits, "I don't recognise most
Floyd | of these bits." He looks himself over carefully. "Must have been those
Floyd | years when I was renting myself out to science. I seem to have come
Floyd | away with a lot of erroneous extremities."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "wah"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hermnit about science"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 37    Moves: 669
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK HERMNIT ABOUT SCIENCE
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no hermnit here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hermit about science"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 37    Moves: 670
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK HERMIT ABOUT SCIENCE
Floyd |
Floyd | "I needed the money," scowls the hermit. "You see how enslaved I was
Floyd | by the system? Hah!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hermit about money"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 37    Moves: 671
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK HERMIT ABOUT MONEY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Could you repeat that?" asks the hermit. "My ears aren't what they
Floyd | used to be. In fact," he continues, looking at his hands, "these are
Floyd | pretty different than I remember them." He glances at his body,
Floyd | frowning. "To be honest," he admits, "I don't recognise most
Floyd | of these bits." He looks himself over carefully. "Must have been those
Floyd | years when I was renting myself out to science. I seem to have come
Floyd | away with a lot of erroneous extremities."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hermit about eyes"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 37    Moves: 672
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK HERMIT ABOUT EYES
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm not crying," says the hermit shielding his eyes with his hand.
Floyd | "It's that blasted sunlight beating down on me all day every day. It's
Floyd | too much! I'd like to go into town and pick something up to cover
Floyd | them, but..." He pauses and sighs. "Well, it's a matter of principle
Floyd | now. I told them I'd never set foot in town again, said I had all I
Floyd | needed up here. Foolish pride!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give goggles to hermit"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 38    Moves: 673
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE GOGGLES TO HERMIT
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the pair of black goggles)
Floyd | The hermit snatches the goggles from your hands and claps them to his
Floyd | eyes, hands shaking. He slips the strap over his head and gazes around
Floyd | the mountaintop. "These are perfect!" he murmurs appreciatively. "Just
Floyd | what I needed." He gazes up at you, his eyes now able to open fully.
Floyd | "Thanks, youngster. You've done me a favour that I won't soon forget."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "yay"
DavidW asks, "Now, what favour might we ask?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hermit about stall"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 38    Moves: 674
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK HERMIT ABOUT STALL
Floyd |
Floyd | He scowls. "I abandoned my stall and came up here to get away from
Floyd | interfering questions like that."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hermit about lean-to"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 38    Moves: 675
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK HERMIT ABOUT LEAN-TO
Floyd |
Floyd | The hermit glances at the lean-to and shrugs. "It's not terribly good.
Floyd | I made it myself to block out the sun, but it ends up being even
Floyd | hotter in there than out here. So I sacrifice my eyes for the sake of
Floyd | being nice and cool. I use the lean-to of a night, though. It gets
Floyd | pretty chilly up here."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x lean-to"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 38    Moves: 676
Floyd |
Floyd | > X LEAN-TO
Floyd |
Floyd | The lean-to is constructed of old sticks and branches and covered with
Floyd | thinly-stretched animal hides. It certainly doesn't look as though it
Floyd | provides a lot of shelter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in it"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 38    Moves: 677
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK IN IT
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't have to worry about doing that to the lean-to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter it"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 38    Moves: 678
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER IT
Floyd |
Floyd | You step into the lean-to, but it's even hotter in there than on the
Floyd | mountaintop, so you step back out again.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hey!" calls the hermit. "Stay out of there, that's my home, you
Floyd | know."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "hermit, open bottle"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 38    Moves: 678
Floyd |
Floyd | > HERMIT, OPEN BOTTLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bottle of WizStrip or the bottle of ginger
Floyd | beer?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wizstrip"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 38    Moves: 679
Floyd |
Floyd | > WIZSTRIP
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, it's against my principles to consort with society, but one
Floyd | good turn deserves another. Give it here."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give wizstrip to hermit"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 40    Moves: 680
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE WIZSTRIP TO HERMIT
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the bottle of WizStrip)
Floyd | "Well, I suppose it's only fair. You did me a good turn, so I should
Floyd | do you one." He takes the proferred bottle, and gives the neck a quick
Floyd | deft twist. "There you are, youngster. One good turn, I believe.
Floyd | Perhaps now I can get back to some serious solitude."
Floyd |
Floyd | He hands the bottle back to you, and you glance at it. The bottle is
Floyd | still safely closed, but the hermit has broken the seal for you.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "huh. I wonder if that was the favour to ask for or not."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pipe"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 40    Moves: 680
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no pipe here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hermit about pipe"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 40    Moves: 681
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK HERMIT ABOUT PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Could you repeat that?" asks the hermit. "My ears aren't what they
Floyd | used to be. In fact," he continues, looking at his hands, "these are
Floyd | pretty different than I remember them." He glances at his body,
Floyd | frowning. "To be honest," he admits, "I don't recognise most
Floyd | of these bits." He looks himself over carefully. "Must have been those
Floyd | years when I was renting myself out to science. I seem to have come
Floyd | away with a lot of erroneous extremities."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Progress," mutters the hermit to himself. "It's all a load of
Floyd | cobblers if you ask me."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Because it's hermetically sealed"
DavidW says, "oh, that is rich."
DavidW says, "10 points to Zachindor."
Zach says, "This game is a little cheesy"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i wide"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 40    Moves: 682
Floyd |
Floyd | > I WIDE
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying a bottle of WizStrip, a scrap of paper, a rusty
Floyd | helmet (perched on your head), a raspberry satchel (being worn and
Floyd | open), inside which are a bearskin rug, on top of which is a
Floyd | malodorous coating of arktos essence, a threadbare red carpet, a
Floyd | cannonball, a magnesium flare (providing light), some Cheshire, a
Floyd | silver tea tray, on top of which is a bottle of ginger beer, some cold
Floyd | chicken, a stick of margarine, a small silver coin, a silver bowl, a
Floyd | black rubber hose, a tube of wood hastener, some Miranda, some Gouda,
Floyd | some Camembert, some Wensleydale, some Caerphilly, some Bel Paese,
Floyd | some Asiago, an empty watering can, a flask, an old iron key, a
Floyd | chamberpot containing 3 pints of water, a silk purse (which is open
Floyd | but empty), an exercise book, a stick of butter, a ceramic bowl,
Floyd | inside which is some crystalline ammonium sulphate, an earthenware
Floyd | dish, inside which are some copper sulphate crystals, a copy of
Floyd | Wizarding Weekly, a frilly lace pillow and a small steel key and your
Floyd | clothes (being worn).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Neat, I didn't know about that option"
DavidW says, "I7 games can't do it."
DavidW says, "They dropped 'i wide' and 'i tall' from Inform's standard commands."
Zach says, "Huh"
DavidW says, "There must be a pipe around here somewhere that we can enter to get back down past the bear."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 40    Moves: 683
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | The only way out of here seems to be back down the winding mountain
Floyd | trail to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x rock"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 40    Moves: 684
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ROCK
Floyd |
Floyd | The hermit perches on a small uncomfortable looking rock.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "move rock"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 40    Moves: 685
Floyd |
Floyd | > MOVE ROCK
Floyd |
Floyd | The hermit grips the rock with both hands. "Hey, you meddlesome
Floyd | so-and-so! I'm sitting on here. Stop that!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hermit about rock"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 40    Moves: 686
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK HERMIT ABOUT ROCK
Floyd |
Floyd | The hermit glances at the rock underneath him. "It's not the most
Floyd | comfortable of seats, but it's all I've got," he says.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach asks, "We can't wear the rug again?"
DavidW says, "well, I suppose we can try..."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf48"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 40    Moves: 686
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear rug"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 40    Moves: 687
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the bearskin rug)
Floyd | You duck under the rug. The smell and heat are oppressive, but it's
Floyd | possible to peer through the mouth to see your way around.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Huh," mutters the hermit. "The wizard's apprentice appears to have
Floyd | turned into a bear."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "roar"
Floyd ]  On the Mountaintop                        Score: 40    Moves: 688
Floyd |
Floyd | > ROAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You roar loudly, attempting to attract some attention.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Plateau                                   Score: 40    Moves: 689
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You head gingerly back down the winding mountain trail to the plateau.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Plateau
Floyd | Tall mountain grass and towering trees line this peaceful plateau far
Floyd | up the mountainside. West, the plateau ends in an abrupt drop down the
Floyd | mountainside. The trail turns to the east here, running across the
Floyd | plateau and then climbing farther up the mountain. South, it descends
Floyd | back down to the ledge.
Floyd |
Floyd | A black bear blocks the trail south here, pawing at the carcase of
Floyd | some unfortunate animal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Ledge                                     Score: 40    Moves: 690
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south past the placated bear who sniffs at you in fond
Floyd | remembrance.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ledge
Floyd | The path narrows to a ledge here that curves around the side of the
Floyd | mountain. East is a towering wall of rock, west a nasty tumble off the
Floyd | cliffside. The narrow path heads south back down the mountain, and to
Floyd | the north, the ledge opens up into a wide plateau.
Floyd |
Floyd | A black bear blocks the trail north here, pawing at the carcase of
Floyd | some unfortunate animal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Outside Vechlee                           Score: 40    Moves: 691
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | The narrow path twists and turns down the mountainside. It's much
Floyd | easier going back down than coming up.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rug makes movement difficult, but you manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Vechlee
Floyd | The peace and quiet of a summer countryside surround you once again,
Floyd | here outside the walls of Vechlee. The cobblestones have vanished and
Floyd | the road has reverted to a plain dirt ribbon snaking its way west.
Floyd | Hilly mountainous country borders the road to the north and a small
Floyd | path wends that way, climbing up into the crags. East are the walls of
Floyd | Vechlee, their broad expanse interrupted by both the gate back into
Floyd | town as well as the end of a rusty metal pipe that sticks out of the
Floyd | wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small wooden sign sits at the side of the road leading west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove rug. put rug in satchel"
Floyd ]  Outside Vechlee                           Score: 40    Moves: 693
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE RUG. PUT RUG IN SATCHEL
Floyd |
Floyd | The stench of the rug wins in the end, and you duck back out from
Floyd | under it. Phew!
Floyd | You roll the bearskin rug up tightly and manage to shove it into the
Floyd | raspberry satchel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pipe"
Floyd ]  Outside Vechlee                           Score: 40    Moves: 694
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | The sewer outflow pipe rises up into the wall surrounding Vechlee, and
Floyd | looks like it connects to the vast sewer system inside the city. It's
Floyd | about a foot in diameter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in pipe"
Floyd ]  Outside Vechlee                           Score: 40    Moves: 695
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK IN PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter pipe"
Floyd ]  Outside Vechlee                           Score: 40    Moves: 696
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | While the pipe is large enough to enter, it's at enough of a pitch
Floyd | that travelling up it would be pretty difficult. Perhaps if
Floyd | you were at the inflow end where the pipe sloped downward you could
Floyd | manage it; as it stands, it's too difficult.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ok, the pipe goes into Vechlee, not the mountain."
Zach says, "Yeah"
DavidW says, "ok, so we should now be able to deal with the Guild Hall."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Outskirts                                 Score: 40    Moves: 697
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You walk back into the outskirts of Vechlee.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outskirts
Floyd | The westernmost outskirts of Vechlee contrast sharply with the
Floyd | bustling and thriving town you glimpsed at the east gate. Here at the
Floyd | west gate, the foot traffic is nonexistent, and Vechlee seems quiet
Floyd | and peaceful, almost eerily so. The street is narrow and cobblestoned,
Floyd | and heads west out of the city. The market square is back to the
Floyd | northeast and south is the entrance to a large and impressive looking
Floyd | building.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Guild Hall Foyer                          Score: 40    Moves: 698
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You step through the arched doorway into the vaulted splendour of the
Floyd | guild hall foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x coin"
Floyd ]  Guild Hall Foyer                          Score: 40    Moves: 699
Floyd |
Floyd | > X COIN
Floyd |
Floyd | This small coin, about the same size as a ten pence piece, is minted
Floyd | in silver with smooth unmilled edges. The obverse shows the profile of
Floyd | a regal looking chap along with the inscription Turthalion: D G
Floyd | Regis F D. The reverse shows plumes in a coronet, with the word
Floyd | Plotkins above and the number 5 below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 700
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south into the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kitchen
Floyd | Gleaming pots and pans line the walls of this expansive and rather
Floyd | barren kitchen. A well-scrubbed pine table occupies the middle of the
Floyd | room. The foyer lies back to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | Embedded in the southern wall of the kitchen is a dumb waiter attached
Floyd | to a system of ropes and pulleys.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take tray"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 701
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE TRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put tray in waiter"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 702
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT TRAY IN WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the silver tea tray into the dumb waiter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take chicken"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 703
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CHICKEN
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put chicken on tray"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 704
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT CHICKEN ON TRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the cold chicken on the silver tea tray.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take wizstrip"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 705
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE WIZSTRIP
Floyd |
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put wizstrip on tray"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 706
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT WIZSTRIP ON TRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | You'll have to remove something from the tray first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tray"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 707
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | A silver tea tray, delicately filigreed with pastoral scenes. The tray
Floyd | contains some cold chicken and a bottle of ginger beer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take beer"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 708
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE BEER
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put wizstrip on tray"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 709
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT WIZSTRIP ON TRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the bottle of WizStrip on the silver tea tray.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf49"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 709
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close waiter"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 710
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLOSE WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | As you close the door to the dumb waiter, a bell rings somewhere
Floyd | above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Guild Hall Foyer                          Score: 40    Moves: 711
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear muffled footsteps above, and then the creaking sound of ropes
Floyd | and pulleys as the dumb waiter is hauled up by someone on the first
Floyd | floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This will be your dinner now, sir," says a voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Excellent! you hear a familiar voice say. "Bring it here and let me
Floyd | tuck in."
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a short pause.
Floyd |
Floyd | "What the devil is wrong with this bottle of ginger beer?" bellows the
Floyd | voice. "It tastes like paint thinner! Send the whole thing back to the
Floyd | kitchen at once!"
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear a door being slammed, and then the sound of ropes and pulleys
Floyd | operating once more.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ah drat"
Zach says, "hmm"
DavidW asks, "did we remove the label?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 712
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south into the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kitchen
Floyd | Gleaming pots and pans line the walls of this expansive and rather
Floyd | barren kitchen. A well-scrubbed pine table occupies the middle of the
Floyd | room. The foyer lies back to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | Embedded in the southern wall of the kitchen is the small closed door
Floyd | to the dumb waiter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open waiter"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 713
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | The bell rings again, this time with a much lower tone, as you open
Floyd | the door, revealing the dumb waiter. Sitting on the dumb waiter is a
Floyd | silver tea tray. On the tray, you can see a bottle of WizStrip and
Floyd | some cold chicken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x wizstrip"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 714
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WIZSTRIP
Floyd |
Floyd | It's another bottle of WizStrip. It looks exactly like those stone
Floyd | bottles of ginger beer, but the label on the side reads WizStrip
Floyd | Paint Stripper, Industrial Strength. Then in smaller letters:
Floyd | WARNING: Highly reactive. Do not mix with methane.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove label"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 715
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE LABEL
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the label)
Floyd | You painstakingly pick at the label. It comes off in annoyingly
Floyd | discrete little chunks, but eventually the bottle is label-free.
Floyd | Unfortunately, the label doesn't survive the process.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close waiter"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 716
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLOSE WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | As you close the door to the dumb waiter, a bell rings somewhere
Floyd | above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Guild Hall Foyer                          Score: 40    Moves: 717
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear muffled footsteps above, and then the creaking sound of ropes
Floyd | and pulleys as the dumb waiter is hauled up by someone on the first
Floyd | floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This should be your corrected dinner now, sir," says a voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, it's about time! you hear a familiar voice say. "Bring it here
Floyd | and let me tuck in."
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a short pause.
Floyd |
Floyd | "What the devil is wrong with this bottle of ginger beer?" bellows the
Floyd | voice. "It tastes like paint thinner! Send the whole thing back to the
Floyd | kitchen at once!"
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear a door being slammed, and then the sound of ropes and pulleys
Floyd | operating once more.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Ideas?"
Zach asks, "Maybe we can bring it up the stairs?"
Zach says, "Special delivery"
DavidW says, "No, we need to mix the wizstrip with the methane."
DavidW says, "You haven't seen the valve yet."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 718
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the door and step into the closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | Closet
Floyd | Small and cramped, this tiny closet is barely large enough to turn
Floyd | around in. It is devoid of supplies of any kind, but is obviously used
Floyd | for maintenance purposes, rather than storage. The hall is back to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small copper pipe runs down the southern wall, entering the closet
Floyd | from the floor above and descending down to depths unknown.
Floyd |
Floyd | Near the bottom of the eastern wall, at floor level, is a rectangular
Floyd | grille-covered opening.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pipe"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 719
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | The copper pipe is about one inch in diameter, and runs down the
Floyd | southern wall of the closet, from ceiling to floor. About midway up
Floyd | the pipe is a small valve with a nozzle on the end of it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn valve"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 720
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN VALVE
Floyd |
Floyd | You twist the valve open.
Floyd |
Floyd | A steady hissing noise comes from the nozzle as gas hisses out of it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Guild Hall Foyer                          Score: 40    Moves: 721
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step out of the narrow confinement of the closet and into the
Floyd | echoing vastness of the foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can hear a hissing noise coming from the closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 722
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south into the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kitchen
Floyd | Gleaming pots and pans line the walls of this expansive and rather
Floyd | barren kitchen. A well-scrubbed pine table occupies the middle of the
Floyd | room. The foyer lies back to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | Embedded in the southern wall of the kitchen is the small closed door
Floyd | to the dumb waiter.
Floyd |
Floyd | Faintly, you hear a hissing noise coming from somewhere nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | The level of gas buildup in here is beginning to affect you. You feel
Floyd | tired and dizzy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open waiter"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 723
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | The bell rings again, this time with a much lower tone, as you open
Floyd | the door, revealing the dumb waiter. Sitting on the dumb waiter is a
Floyd | silver tea tray. On the tray, you can see a bottle of WizStrip and
Floyd | some cold chicken.
Floyd |
Floyd | Faintly, you hear a hissing noise coming from somewhere nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | The gas level is really starting to make you feel unwell. You had best
Floyd | do something about it quickly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close waiter"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 724
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLOSE WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | As you close the door to the dumb waiter, a bell rings somewhere
Floyd | above.
Floyd |
Floyd | Faintly, you hear a hissing noise coming from somewhere nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | The methane gas content in the room finally reaches a level high
Floyd | enough to have an effect. As the gas is odourless and colourless, you
Floyd | don't notice anything odd, other than a vague sleepy sensation. You
Floyd | slump down to the floor, promising yourself a quick nap; regrettably,
Floyd | you never awaken.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 40 out of a possible 50, in 724 turns, meaning
Floyd | you were awarded a Master's Degree.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
Zach asks, "Did we open the bottle?"
DavidW asks, "I suppose try with the waiter open already?"
DavidW says, "If we open the bottle, it'll explode downstairs."
Zach says, "OK"
DavidW says, "The other thing is maybe block the grill."
DavidW says, "But I couldn't close or cover it."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf49"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 709
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x wizstrip"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 710
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WIZSTRIP
Floyd |
Floyd | It's another bottle of WizStrip. It looks exactly like those stone
Floyd | bottles of ginger beer, but the label on the side reads WizStrip
Floyd | Paint Stripper, Industrial Strength. Then in smaller letters:
Floyd | WARNING: Highly reactive. Do not mix with methane.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove label"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 711
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE LABEL
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the label)
Floyd | You painstakingly pick at the label. It comes off in annoyingly
Floyd | discrete little chunks, but eventually the bottle is label-free.
Floyd | Unfortunately, the label doesn't survive the process.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in waiter"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 712
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK IN WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | The dumb waiter sits in a square stone shaft embedded in the southern
Floyd | wall of the kitchen. It is currently open, and looking inside, you
Floyd | spot a silver tea tray sitting on it. On the tray, you can see a
Floyd | bottle of WizStrip and some cold chicken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Guild Hall Foyer                          Score: 40    Moves: 713
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 714
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the door and step into the closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | Closet
Floyd | Small and cramped, this tiny closet is barely large enough to turn
Floyd | around in. It is devoid of supplies of any kind, but is obviously used
Floyd | for maintenance purposes, rather than storage. The hall is back to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small copper pipe runs down the southern wall, entering the closet
Floyd | from the floor above and descending down to depths unknown.
Floyd |
Floyd | Near the bottom of the eastern wall, at floor level, is a rectangular
Floyd | grille-covered opening.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x grille"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cover grille with rug"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 715
Floyd |
Floyd | > X GRILLE
Floyd |
Floyd | The rectangular shaped opening is covered with a metal grille. Beyond
Floyd | the grille, you can see a duct extending upwards. It's probably an air
Floyd | intake vent.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 716
Floyd |
Floyd | > COVER GRILLE WITH RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | You need to be holding the bearskin rug before you can put it on top
Floyd | of something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take rug"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 717
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put rug on grille"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 718
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT RUG ON GRILLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Putting things on the air intake vent would achieve nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cover grille with rug"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 719
Floyd |
Floyd | > COVER GRILLE WITH RUG
Floyd |
Floyd | Putting things on the air intake vent would achieve nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, "If that's intake, it wouldn't help keep the methane out."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put rug in grille"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 720
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT RUG IN GRILLE
Floyd |
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Should I ignore the grille and just try again?"
Zach says, "Sure"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn valve"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 721
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN VALVE
Floyd |
Floyd | You twist the valve open.
Floyd |
Floyd | A steady hissing noise comes from the nozzle as gas hisses out of it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Guild Hall Foyer                          Score: 40    Moves: 722
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step out of the narrow confinement of the closet and into the
Floyd | echoing vastness of the foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can hear a hissing noise coming from the closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 723
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south into the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kitchen
Floyd | Gleaming pots and pans line the walls of this expansive and rather
Floyd | barren kitchen. A well-scrubbed pine table occupies the middle of the
Floyd | room. The foyer lies back to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | Embedded in the southern wall of the kitchen is a dumb waiter attached
Floyd | to a system of ropes and pulleys. Resting on the dumb waiter is a
Floyd | silver tea tray. On the tray, you can see a bottle of WizStrip and
Floyd | some cold chicken.
Floyd |
Floyd | Faintly, you hear a hissing noise coming from somewhere nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | The level of gas buildup in here is beginning to affect you. You feel
Floyd | tired and dizzy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close waiter"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 724
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLOSE WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | As you close the door to the dumb waiter, a bell rings somewhere
Floyd | above.
Floyd |
Floyd | Faintly, you hear a hissing noise coming from somewhere nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | The gas level is really starting to make you feel unwell. You had best
Floyd | do something about it quickly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Guild Hall Foyer                          Score: 40    Moves: 725
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can hear a hissing noise coming from the closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear muffled footsteps above, and then the creaking sound of ropes
Floyd | and pulleys as the dumb waiter is hauled up by someone on the first
Floyd | floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This will be your dinner now, sir," says a voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Excellent! you hear a familiar voice say. "Bring it here and let me
Floyd | tuck in."
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a short pause.
Floyd |
Floyd | "What the devil is wrong with this bottle of ginger beer?" bellows the
Floyd | voice. "It tastes like paint thinner! Send the whole thing back to the
Floyd | kitchen at once!"
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear a door being slammed, and then the sound of ropes and pulleys
Floyd | operating once more.
Floyd |
Floyd | The methane gas content in the room finally reaches a level high
Floyd | enough to have an effect. As the gas is odourless and colourless, you
Floyd | don't notice anything odd, other than a vague sleepy sensation. You
Floyd | slump down to the floor, promising yourself a quick nap; regrettably,
Floyd | you never awaken.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 40 out of a possible 50, in 725 turns, meaning
Floyd | you were awarded a Master's Degree.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
Zach says, "Hmmphf"
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Guild Hall Foyer                          Score: 40    Moves: 725
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | Please give one of the answers above.
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf49"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 709
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 710
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying a bottle of ginger beer, a scrap of paper, a rusty
Floyd | helmet (perched on your head), a raspberry satchel (being worn and
Floyd | open), inside which are a bearskin rug, on top of which is a
Floyd | malodorous coating of arktos essence, a threadbare red carpet, a
Floyd | cannonball, a magnesium flare (providing light), some Cheshire, a
Floyd | stick of margarine, a 5 plotkin piece, a silver bowl, a black rubber
Floyd | hose, a tube of wood hastener, some Miranda, some Gouda, some
Floyd | Camembert, some Wensleydale, some Caerphilly, some Bel Paese, some
Floyd | Asiago, an empty watering can, a flask, an old iron key, a chamberpot
Floyd | containing 3 pints of water, a silk purse (which is open but empty),
Floyd | an exercise book, a stick of butter, a ceramic bowl, inside which is
Floyd | some crystalline ammonium sulphate, an earthenware dish, inside which
Floyd | are some copper sulphate crystals, a copy of Wizarding Weekly, a
Floyd | frilly lace pillow and a small steel key and your clothes (being
Floyd | worn).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "take pillow"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 711
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE PILLOW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says (to Floyd), "cover face with pillow"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 711
Floyd |
Floyd | > COVER FACE WITH PILLOW
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can see no face here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Do we pour ginger beer into the wizstrip?"
Zach says, "That might work"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take beer. open it"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 713
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE BEER. OPEN IT
Floyd |
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd | You prise the lid from the stone bottle, revealing brown ginger beer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open wizstrip"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 714
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN WIZSTRIP
Floyd |
Floyd | You prise the lid from the stone bottle, revealing yellowish oily
Floyd | paint stripper.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pour beer into wizstrip"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 715
Floyd |
Floyd | > POUR BEER INTO WIZSTRIP
Floyd |
Floyd | Covering the bottle of WizStrip in ginger beer won't help your
Floyd | situation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pour wizstrip on chicken"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 716
Floyd |
Floyd | > POUR WIZSTRIP ON CHICKEN
Floyd |
Floyd | (taking the bottle of WizStrip first)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | Emptying the bottle of WizStrip over the cold chicken would just waste
Floyd | it to no useful purpose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close beer"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 715
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Kitchen
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 716
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLOSE BEER
Floyd |
Floyd | You carefully seal the bottle of ginger beer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I guess we can try leaving the wizstrip bottle open, but I expect explosion too soon."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Guild Hall Foyer                          Score: 40    Moves: 717
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step back into the foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 718
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the door and step into the closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | Closet
Floyd | Small and cramped, this tiny closet is barely large enough to turn
Floyd | around in. It is devoid of supplies of any kind, but is obviously used
Floyd | for maintenance purposes, rather than storage. The hall is back to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small copper pipe runs down the southern wall, entering the closet
Floyd | from the floor above and descending down to depths unknown.
Floyd |
Floyd | Near the bottom of the eastern wall, at floor level, is a rectangular
Floyd | grille-covered opening.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "stuff pillow into grille"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 718
Floyd |
Floyd | > STUFF PILLOW INTO GRILLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Using that verb will not appreciably help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear pillow"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 719
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR PILLOW
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't wear that!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rip pillow"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 720
Floyd |
Floyd | > RIP PILLOW
Floyd |
Floyd | Aside from the emotional scarring, the frilly lace pillow remains
Floyd | undamaged by your brutal and senseless attack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn valve"
Floyd ]  Closet                                    Score: 40    Moves: 721
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN VALVE
Floyd |
Floyd | You twist the valve open.
Floyd |
Floyd | A steady hissing noise comes from the nozzle as gas hisses out of it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Guild Hall Foyer                          Score: 40    Moves: 722
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You step out of the narrow confinement of the closet and into the
Floyd | echoing vastness of the foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guild Hall Foyer
Floyd | The opulent splendour of the guild hall foyer is almost overwhelming.
Floyd | Huge marble columns rise up to hold the vaulted ceiling in place, and
Floyd | the marble walls and floor seem to glow and shimmer with a queer
Floyd | internal light. At the western end of the room, an ornate marble
Floyd | staircase ascends to the first floor. A doorway leads south into a
Floyd | large kitchen, and a small closet lies east. The doorway to the north
Floyd | leads back to the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can hear a hissing noise coming from the closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 723
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You head south into the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kitchen
Floyd | Gleaming pots and pans line the walls of this expansive and rather
Floyd | barren kitchen. A well-scrubbed pine table occupies the middle of the
Floyd | room. The foyer lies back to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | Embedded in the southern wall of the kitchen is a dumb waiter attached
Floyd | to a system of ropes and pulleys. Resting on the dumb waiter is a
Floyd | silver tea tray. On the tray, you can see a bottle of WizStrip and
Floyd | some cold chicken.
Floyd |
Floyd | Faintly, you hear a hissing noise coming from somewhere nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | The level of gas buildup in here is beginning to affect you. You feel
Floyd | tired and dizzy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close waiter"
Floyd ]  Kitchen                                   Score: 40    Moves: 724
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLOSE WAITER
Floyd |
Floyd | As you close the door to the dumb waiter, a bell rings somewhere
Floyd | above.
Floyd |
Floyd | Faintly, you hear a hissing noise coming from somewhere nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | The gas level is really starting to make you feel unwell. You had best
Floyd | do something about it quickly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Guild Hall Foyer                          Score: 40    Moves: 725
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step