Key & Compass presents:
The Forests of Lachryma
by Roger Carbol

The Forests of Lachryma is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2011 by Roger Carbol. It was a participant in the Speed-IF Jacket 4 event.

You play as Aris Bleph, an important citizen of the Upper Forest of Lachryma, one of the twin nations currently threatened with catastrophy. Scientists recently spotted an asteroid plummeting towards the Milk Sea and it is now your duty to retrieve that asteroid.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.


u d out pull down pull down out d u in pull up pull up in SignalsObservatory MainPlaza Chamber ofReflection ResearchStation ResearchPod ResearchPod LandingSite ResearchPod ImpactSite

Chamber of Reflection

> about. (You learn the SPOILERS command.)

> n.

Main Plaza

> x tree. u.

Signals Observatory

> x telescope. x oatmeal. read oatmeal.

> take bowl. d.

Main Plaza

> read oatmeal. d.

Research Station

> x pod. read oatmeal. enter pod.

Research Pod

> read oatmeal. x window. (Warning not to open it in transit.)

> pull down. pull down. out.

Landing Site

> read oatmeal. x hook. take it. s.

Impact Site

> read oatmeal. x asteroid. attach hook to asteroid.

> n. in.

Research Pod

> spoilers.

> pull up. pull up.

*** You are a hero ***

In case you haven't quite figured out what the situation is, the Milky Sea is an eye, the Mother Tree is an eyelash, and the asteroid is a speck of dust. The "twin nations" referred to in the game's first sentence refer to the upper and lower eyelashes.





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