up with a bump on your noggin, wearing some odd clothes and
a strange wristband. What to do. Well, first, LOOK AT THE
CLOTHES. Yep, that plant design sure smacks of something potty.
LOOK IN THE POCKET. There's a key in there (a metal key, as
it turns out).
do some exploring of this strange new land. Go east. Whoops!
What's this? You enter the grassy wilderness and Kronos, the
magician, appears zooming up to you on some sort of stone
platform (a Kerovnian hovercraft?). SAY TO KRONOS, "GREETINGS."
will reply that he needs someone to take a note to King Eric.
TAKE THE NOTE. Then, be sure to ASK KRONOS ABOUT THE WRISTBAND.
The magician will promise to remove your wristband if you
perform a service. You must kill a man on a legless horse
and bring his dead body to Kronos' room in the northernmost
mountain. Kronos offers you a chest which will help in this
task. TAKE THE CHEST, but do not open it. You can LOOK AT
THE NOTE and/or THE CHEST if you want, but it's not necessary.
Go east thrice. You will be in the palace gardens. LOOK UNDER
THE MAT. Another key. GET THE KEY. (This one is a wooden key.)
Also, LOOK IN THE FOUNTAIN and GET THE CHIT (it's an I.O.U
from Honest John for 1 Ferg). Now go southwest.
at the shed. UNLOCK THE DOOR WITH THE METAL KEY. OPEN DOOR,
then go southwest. Once inside, you will see three things.
GET two of them -- the RAKE and the HOE. (The wheelbarrow
is a red herring. Forget it.) Then LOOK AT THE WORKBENCH.
You spy a trowel. GET THE TROWEL. Nope, you're not done yet.
LOOK UNDER THE WORKBENCH. You find a pot. GET THE POT. LOOK
AT THE POT. Hmmmm, the pot contains a plant which closely
resembles the plant on your shirt. (Lotsa pot references in
case you're missing it!) Okay, you're finished in the shed
so go northeast, then east to the gatehouse. The guards at
the gatehouse won't let you pass until you SHOW THE NOTE TO
THE GUARDS. Then, you are allowed in to see King Eric, who
is infuriated by Kronos' note. He rewards you for delivering
it by having you kicked out of his palace. So much for good
deeds. Oh, well, no great harm done except to your dignity,
and you'll suffer plenty more indignities in this game. Go
west three times and south. Then, go west twice to the path.
Go north five times on the path. You will come to a very large
boulder. (Before we go on, remember, any time you wish to
know the directions you can move in THE PAWN, simply type
EXITS, and you'll be told.)
what to do with this humungous boulder? Well, for the moment,
you can forget it. Head south, then west, then northwest to
the top of the heather-covered hill. There's a hut here. GO
IN THE HUT. My word, there's a Guru here, and he laughs uproariously
at your wristband. What could be so funny about that? No matter,
he won't stop laughing until you can somehow hide the thing.
So TAKE OFF THE SHIRT. COVER THE WRISTBAND WITH THE SHIRT.
Ah, that's better. At least the Guru stops laughing long enough
to give you a chore to perform. He empties his bowl, gives
it to you and instructs you to bring it back full of the essential
nourishment of life. (Doesn't want much, does he?) Well, no
ducking the assignment; but before you leave the hut, GET
THE RICE you are informed is there.
time to retrace your steps to the foothills where you last
left the large boulder. Once you reach the durned thing, you
can UNCOVER THE WRISTBAND. Then, TIE THE RAKE AND HOE TOGETHER
WITH THE SHIRT. It isn't very plausible, but you now have
just the implement with which to move the boulder.
would never think of the next entry: LEVER THE BOULDER WITH
THE RAKE AND THE HOE. (Yes sir,it's a beaut, all right!) Well,
it works, and the boulder goes bounding down the mountainside
out of harm's way. Now you can proceed northwest up the narrow
track. (You might want to pause before doing so to PUT ON
YOUR SHIRT. It gets chilly up in those mountains.) Of course
you have to UNTIE THE SHIRT (from the rake and hoe) before
you can wear it.
just when you thought you were on your way, you no sooner
get by the boulder than your path is blocked by a rockfall.
No problem. CLIMB OVER THE ROCKS. (See? Sometimes the solutions
are right there as plain as the nose on your face, no gimmicks,
no tricks.) Along about now the adventurer should appear,
riding on a horse. Aha! The horse has no legs. This must be
the guy Kronos wants you to knock off. GIVE THE CHEST TO THE
ADVENTURER. No sooner said than the adventurer opens the chest
and a lethal blast wafts into his kisser and kills him dead.
GET THE ADVENTURER and PUT THE ADVENTURER ON THE HORSE. Now
it's time for you to GET ON THE HORSE yourself. (This nag
has a sense of humor, as you will see.) More important, for
whatever reason he turns out to be a magical source of light.
And you must have him with you when you enter dark places,
or, find another light source. (Yep, you'll have to do that,
too. After all, horses, legless or otherwise, can't go everywhere.)
northwest and up to the plateau. From here you can see an
ice tower off to the southwest. Time for that later. You will
be coming back. (The only reason I stuck this UP move in is
just in case you need an extra move or two to meet the adventurer.
In other words, he doesn't always appear at the same place
I've indicated. But don't fret; he will be along.) Anyway,
go back the way you came (i.e., DOWN). There's a cavemouth
to the east. Go east twice. (By the way, without the horse,
you wouldn't be able to see your hand in front of your face.
Good thing you have your new friend along.) Go east one more
time (into the cavern), then down. You will find yourself
in a small cave. Go east into the corridor. You'll find a
REM statement here. To read it, GET OFF THE HORSE (don't worry,
he'll wait. And, don't forget, there will be other times later
when you're riding the horse when you can't do things unless
you dismount). Okay, READ THE REM STATEMENT. (You can skip
it if you prefer. I only stuck it in here to give you the
tip about dismounting.) After the REM statement, get back
on the horse and ride east to the Lava River. You will see
a vertical shaft which you decide bears investigating. GET
OFF THE HORSE and go up. Foiled again! You are told you must
drop everything to go up. Don't do it. Something might break.
Instead PUT ALL (items in your inventory, which should include
the pot, hoe, trowel, rake, bowl, rice and chit) ON THE HORSE.
Now you can go up, and up again.
told that the primary function of the shaft is probably to
supply air to the fires of hell, rather than allowing mortals
pot-holing practice. Hmmmm. Well, at its apex you are in a
chamber by the river. It looks like the wall keeping out the
river is very fragile. Nothing to do but to BREAK THE WALL.
The wall breaks easily and the water rushes in, sweeping you
with it back down the shaft. You'll wind up in the dark, so
go east, back to the Lava River, and there you find your horse
(and light) calmly waiting for you. Go north. Now, then, the
reason you broke the wall was to let the river in. The result
of this action was to cool and solidify the Lava River so
you could move north. Otherwise, you would have been incinerated.
On the north bank of the Lava River you see a pale blue pedestal.
Also, in the northeast wall is an exit with a notice above
it. If you go northeast, you will be in an endless maze. (The
notice, by the way, which you have to dismount to read, says:
"Warning: This maze is totally irrelevant to the adventure.")
Don't tear your hair if you stumble into the maze by mistake.
If you read the notice, you shouldn't make such a dumb move;
but if you do, simply type EXIT MAZE and you'll be out again.
Now wasn't that easy?
really after is that pedestal. So (presuming you've dismounted)
type, LIFT THE PEDESTAL. Just as you suspected, there's a
niche here. LOOK IN THE NICHE. Oho! Another key, this one
a blue key. GET THE BLUE KEY. Now GET ON THE HORSE and retrace
your steps back out of the caves. (Go south, west twice, up,
west three more times and you'll be outside on the path. Now
it's time to go up to that plateau from whence you spied the
ice tower. (You're not finished with the caves, by the way,
nor with the ice tower; but they can wait until later.) Once
you are on the plateau, dismount and GET THE BOWL (remember,
you left it on the horse with all your other stuff). Once
you have it, PUT SNOW IN THE BOWL. (Yes sir, that'll make
the essential nourishment of life, all right!) Now go down
three times until you reach the foothills. Go south, then
west and northwest back up to the hill to the Guru's hut.
GO IN THE HUT and GIVE THE BOWL TO THE GURU. (Betcha forgot
to get off the horse first!) He thanks you and gives you a
pretty obvious clue, something about a light in the forest
helping you and the trees.