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Hermitage, The (Hermitage.txt)

HERMITAGE
(Zenobi - Pegasus - FSF Adventures - Guild)
by Tony Collins

This is an interesting adventure with graphic, sometimes gory, 
descriptions. At times you need to move quickly as time elapses if you 
do nothing. Some objects from Part 1 are needed in Part 2.

Part 1:
You are a priest. INVENTORY ( you have nothing). Go N, UP, N (you see 
a body), EXAMINE BODY, E, E, EXAMINE FURNITURE (you see another body - 
the Archbishop), EXAMINE BODY, TAKE DAGGER, EXAMINE DAGGER (sharp), W, 
W, W, W, EXAMINE TABLE, TAKE BOTTLE, EXAMINE BOTTLE (empty), EXAMINE 
BED, TAKE BLANKET, E, E, N, EXAMINE WINDOWS, E, EXAMINE FONT (full of 
water), EXAMINE WATER (holy water), FILL BOTTLE, N, EXAMINE PULPIT 
(you get a bible), EXAMINE BIBLE, W, EXAMINE STATUE (tears swell from 
Mary=s eyes), W, EXAMINE STATUE (it bleeds), S, EXAMINE PEWS, (you get 
a crucifix), EXAMINE CRUCIFIX (it has a hole as if it could be worn as 
a pendant), EXAMINE BODY.

Go E, S, S, DOWN, S, S, W, WET BLANKET, E, S, E, E (you see a woman 
about to be burned and wonder what to do), E (you see a burning 
house), WEAR BLANKET, IN (you see a pentagram and a body), EXAMINE 
PENTAGRAM (broken and smudged), TAKE BODY (you drag it out), EXAMINE 
BODY. You get a flint and a bag of coins. EXAMINE FLINT, EXAMINE BAG, 
W, FREE WOMAN. You untie her ropes and find yourself in a dead end. 
SAY AHELLO@ TO WOMAN. She thanks you and says she will show you the 
way to an enchanted forest. FOLLOW WOMAN. You find yourself in a 
clearing. EXAMINE LEAVES (you find a staff), TAKE STAFF, EXAMINE STAFF 
(strength when needed most).

Go SW, SE, TAKE CANDLE, SW, TAKE TINDERBOX, EXAMINE TINDERBOX (useful 
for lighting things), E, E, E. A man wants money. GIVE BAG TO MAN (he 
leaves), E, N, N, E, S, E, E, N, N (you see a woman on a bed), GIVE 
CROSS TO WOMAN. She is a vampire and flees. LOOK UNDER BED (you get a 
map), EXAMINE MAP (it shows a path through the mountains), S, S, S, E, 
USE MAP. You come to a cave with a boulder in front of it. LIFT 
BOULDER WITH STAFF, IN (it=s too dark), LIGHT CANDLE. You find 
yourself in a cavern.

Go E. You find yourself in a second cavern. You see spirits and ghosts 
with horrific faces, E (you can=t), READ BIBLE. The howling dies down. 
You notice an opening to the east. Go E. You see a man asleep on a 
bed. EXAMINE MAN (he looks familiar), WAKE MAN. He tells you he is a 
witch and you must save his soul from damnation. He tells you he is 
your father and asks for forgiveness. KILL MAN WITH DAGGER. You stab 
him. He thanks you and says that you are also possessed and must die. 
He points to the wall. You see a stone.

EXAMINE STONE, PULL STONE (you see a hole), EXAMINE HOLE (you get a 
book), EXAMINE BOOK, READ BOOK (you don=t understand it but need to 
find out what it says), E. You find yourself beside a wall of sold 
rock. Go DOWN. You find yourself at the edge of a forest, tired. Go N, 
N, E, E, E, EXAMINE DOOR, SHUT DOOR (otherwise the gargoyles will get 
you). SLEEP. You awake and walk out. Go N, W, N. You see gargoyles 
attacking a man, W, SEARCH BUSHES (you get a pouch), EXAMINE POUCH (10 
copper coins), E, HELP MAN. The demons retreat and you run.



You find yourself outside a cave. Go S (you see Thomas), GIVE BOOK 
TO THOMAS. He tells you it is a ritual of absolution, a way to rid 
a spirit from a possessed soul. You ask him to tell you. He writes 
a translation for you. You leave and go eat. Save your game to end 
Part 1. Score: 50/50.

Part 2:
EXAMINE PAPER (At a place where standing stones lie, make a circle 
of human bones. Then make a circle of pig=s blood and finally a 
third circle of salt. Place in the centre a lit, black candle, and 
chant the spell of Baziuthium Acome demon of the night. Lord Death 
I summon you to take my soul@). Go S, E, E (you are pursued by 
wolves), E, S, W. The wolves are killed by arrows. A stranger 
carrying a crossbow appears and helps you. He leads you to his 
shack. You sleep and awake and go west. Go S, E, E, E, E. You see 
a valley and reach the bottom.

Go E. Gargoyles attack you, but someone saves you. He cuts off a 
demon=s arm and throws it into the fire. You thank him. He gives 
you food. SAY AHELP@ TO GEOFFREY. He tells you about the storm and 
the appearance of a black island in the sea from which the demons 
come. They have built a circle of standing stones. He sleeps and 
so do you. Go OUT, N, N, E, BUY ALE. You are told there is a 
cockfight and you can bet on the outcome. Tell him that John sent 
you. EXAMINE TANKARD (it can hold liquids).

Go W, S, W, W, N, E, LOOK UNDER COUNTER (you get a box), EXAMINE 
BOX (locked), W, S, E, E, S, S, W, W, S, W, GIVE BOX TO LOCKSMITH. 
He opens it but is killed by a dart. EXAMINE BOX (you get a key), 
EXAMINE KEY (on a chain), WEAR KEY, N, E, S, SAY AJOHN@ TO MAN. 
You are led inside and told how to place a bet. BET ON RED CHICKEN 
(do not say Acockerel@ - that word does not work). You win. 
EXAMINE POUCH (you now have 18 coins), W, S, S, S, W, W, EXAMINE 
SACKS (do not say Abags@ - that doesn=t work either), BUY SACK, 
EXAMINE SACK (2 pounds of salt).

Go E, E, E, BUY PIG (he keeps trying to escape), KILL PIG WITH 
DAGGER (not here. Do it on the island), W, W, N, N, N, E, E, N, N, 
W, W, N, N, W, SAY AHELLO@ TO MAN (he has a boat to sell), SAY 
AYES@ TO MAN, E, N, BOARD BOAT, DROP PIG, ROW BOAT. You reach the 
island. TAKE PIG, LEAVE BOAT, KILL PIG WITH DAGGER (you fill the 
tankard with blood), E, EXAMINE BOAT, LIFT COVER (you get a keg of 
gunpowder), EXAMINE KEG (it has a plug), W, W, N, W, N. You see 
graves. A hand drags you into a grave. POUR WATER ON HANDS (the 
hands retreat), N, EXAMINE DOOR (you see a nail), HAND CRUCIFIX ON 
NAIL. OPEN DOOR (you need to be wearing the key).

You enter the tomb. You see soil, EXAMINE SOIL (you get bones), 
EXAMINE BONES (human), E, E, S (you see the demon=s lair), UNPLUG 
KEG. You make a gunpowder trail and make a pile. LIGHT GUNPOWDER. 
You hear an explosion. Go E, E, E, E. You are in the circle of 
stones. MAKE CIRCLE OF BONES, MAKE CIRCLE OF BLOOD, MAKE CIRCLE OF 
SALT, PUT CANDLE IN CIRCLE, SAY ACOME DEMON OF NIGHT@. You chant 
again and again. A gust of wind blows out the candle. You pray. 
The howling begins. You hear the sound of hooves. Death appears on 
a stallion. You scream. Ambrose=s soul is cleansed. You are 
finished. Score: 100/100.

Terri Sheehan
2004-01-08

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