Key & Compass presents:
fin de sickleburg
by Caleb Wilson

fin de sickleburg is a Glulx interactive fiction story written with Inform 7 and is © 2018–2020 by Caleb Wilson. It was a participant in the Gothic Novel Jam of 2018.

In this extremely short gothic story, you have returned to your chamber from the Sickleburg Opera and it's nearly dawn. Do you wish to LOOK around, EXAMINE what's here, take INVENTORY, TAKE OFF what you're wearing, or SLEEP?

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

SPOILERS AHEAD. Reading a walkthrough prematurely can sometimes diminish one's enjoyment of an interactive fiction story. Please make an honest effort to play the story before reading this walkthrough.




This is an extremely short story.

> x wood. x wallpaper. x plants. x mirror.

> i. x hat. x cape. x jacket. x gloves. x face.

> remove hat. remove cape.

> remove jacket. remove gloves.

> x mirror. remove face.

*** fin (3 of 3) ***



This is a quick story with no one but the player-character. Their outward appearance is that of an opera-loving insurance underwriter. Their true self, almost certainly non-human, is left as something of an enigma.



This is the response to CREDITS:

fin de sickleburg was written and programmed by Caleb Wilson for the Gothic Novel Jam of 2018, over the course of its last three days. This is release 2, which has been very slightly polished.

The following picture provided inspiration:

Thanks to Chandler Groover for testing.

Sickleburg is a strange and mutable city, and there is no guarantee of consistency between this and any other portrayals of it. That being said, if you wish to learn more about Sickleburg, you can read my novella Polymer, published by Eraserhead Press:



This story uses a very restricted command-set. All you may do is EXAMINE or TAKE OFF these items. SLEEP is only possible after you take off all your clothing.

Honorable mention:

Thank You to my Patreon supporters

This walkthrough is provided free of charge since the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations. Please consider it a thank you for your support!

I create larger walkthroughs too! Please visit my Patreon account if you're interested in helping me create more interactive fiction walkthroughs. I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks again.

Support me on Ko-fi

Ko-Fi is a way to send me small one-time donations. Every little bit helps, and thank you!