Key & Compass presents:
Fætt Tiw
by Michael Martin

Fætt Tiw is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2007 by Michael Martin. It was a participant in the Speed-IF Introcomp event. Regarding the name, the author tells me, "It means 'Fat Tiw', because I originally had some misguided idea that I was going to make Mardi Gras involve Old English somehow to stick it to those dastardly Francophones. Tiw being the Old English name of 'Tyr', from whom Tuesday takes its name."

In this small game, you play as one agent of many tasked with searching French cities for the stolen spirit of SpeedIF. You're in the French Quarter in New Orleans, and headquarters can go get stuffed. You're here to party.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 2 of the game.


Hall ofWonders Hall ofHorrors JoyousParade CarnivalGate CarnivalEntrance JoyousParade Hall ofOddities Hall ofHistory JoyousParade EldritchStorefront Ye EccentriqueBakery Shoppe


Joyous Parade (middle)

> n. e.

Carnival Gate

> w. s. s.

Joyous Parade (south)

> z. (If necessary, wait repeatedly until someone gives you some beads.)

> x beads. e.

Eldritch Storefront

> x bakery. e.

Ye Eccentrique Bakery Shoppe

You can offer either the beads or your soul to Vorn; he'll take either and give you a crème brûlée. I strongly suggest keeping your soul and giving your beads. And he'll only make one trade with you.

> i. x soul. x Vorn. ask Vorn about puff.

> give beads to Vorn. x brulee.

> w. w. n. n. e.

Carnival Gate

> give brulee to goat.

> x phlogiston. take it. (Can't. You need a suitable container.)

> e. s. e.

Hall of History

> x ashtray. x butt. take ashtray. take butt.

> w. n. w.

Carnival Gate

Make sure the ashtray is empty when you take the phlogiston.

> take phlogiston. (using the ashtray)

> e. n. e.

Hall of Horrors

> e. (The sideshow is closed.)

> x vat. x homonculus. x fluid.

> x homonculus. take it. (You won't.)

> put phlogiston in vat.

*** You have won ***






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