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Making Grown Men Cry Since 1992
There is no higher resolution game than this one, the top-seller from 1982.>WESTLiving RoomYou are in the living room. There is a door to the east, a wooden door with strange gothic lettering to the west, which appears to be nailed shut, and a large oriental rug in the center of the room.There is a trophy case here.A battery-powered brass lantern is on the trophy case.On hooks above the mantelpiece hangs an elvish sword of great antiquity.>GET LANTERNTaken.>GET SWORDTaken.>READ DOORThe engravings translate to ‘This space intentionally left blank’>GET RUGThe rug is extremely heavy and cannot be carried.>MOVE RUGWith a great effort, the rug is moved to one side of the room. With the rug moved, the dusty cover of a closed trap-door appears.>OPEN TRAP-DOORThe door reluctantly opens to reveal a rickety staircase descending into darkness.>DOWNCellarYou are in a dark and damp cellar with a narrow passageway leading east, and a crawlway to the south. On the west is the bottom of a steep metal ramp which is unclimbable.The trap door crashes shut, and you hear someone barring it.Your sword is glowing with a faint blue glow.>EASTThe Troll RoomThis is a small room with passages off in all directions. Bloodstains and deep scratches (perhaps made by an axe) mar the walls.A nasty-looking troll, brandishing a bloody axe, blocks all passages out of the room.The axe hits your knife and knocks it spinning.Fortunately, you still have a sword.Your sword has begun to glow very brightly.>KILL TROLLWhat do you want to kill the troll with?>HIT THE TROLL WITH THE ELVISH SWORDYou charge, but the troll jumps nimbly aside.The flat of the troll’s axe skins across your forearm.>HIT THE TROLL WITH THE ELVISH SWORDThe troll’s weapon is knocked to the floor, leaving him unarmed.The troll, now worried about this encounter, recovers his bloody axe.>HIT THE TROLL WITH THE ELVISH SWORDA furious exchange, and the the troll is knocked out!The troll stirs, quickly resuming a fighting stance.>HIT THE TROLL WITH THE ELVISH SWORDA good stroke, but it’s too slow, the troll dodges.The axe sweeps past as you jump aside.>HIT THE TROLL WITH THE ELVISH SWORDA furious exchange, and the the troll is knocked out!>GET KNIFETaken.The troll stirs, quickly resuming a fighting stance.>HIT THE TROLL WITH THE ELVISH SWORDYour swing misses the troll by an inch.The axe sweeps past as you jump aside.>HIT THE TROLL WITH THE ELVISH SWORDThe troll is battered into unconsciousness.>HIT THE TROLL WITH THE ELVISH SWORDThe unconscious troll cannot defend himself: He dies.Almost as soon as the troll breathes his last breath, a cloud of sinister black fog envelops him, and when the fog lifts, the carcass has disappeared.Your sword is no longer glowing.