You play as a tourist who has lived on the Moon for two thousand years. In the sky above the Seat of Omens, you can see that universal planes are colliding and each star has its twin. You hope to avert this destruction.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
> x me. x sky. x stars. x table. x ladder. jump. d. n.
Mare Virtutis, North
> x gate. enter gate. s. e.
Oddly, the wheel of cheddar can't be called "cheese".
> x shelves. x wheel. take it. x box. open it. take it.
> x saw. take it. x jar. open it. take it.
> x apron. take it. wear it. s.
> x mirror. look in mirror. take it.
> x parchment. open it. look under it. x key.
> x tripod. take it. n. w. sw.
> x coffins. x one. drop tripod.
Two ways to open the jar:
> break jar with saw —or— throw jar.
> take pepper.
Two ways to open the box:
> unlock box with key. open box —or— cut box with saw.
> x knife.
The cheese is too big for the tripod. Two ways to make it smaller:
> eat wheel —or— cut wheel with knife.
Two choices for the tripod. Feel free to eat the food you don't sacrifice.
> put wheel in tripod —or— put pepper in tripod.
> ne. u. e.
You are wearing the apron, right? And I like tidiness, ok?
> put mirror in apron.
> put all but apron on shelves. w. u.
Seat of Omens
> put mirror on table.
*** You have won ***
Yay! Now restart and play it again in inside joke mode by first typing:
The player-character is unnamed and it's difficult to tell just what sort of creature you're playing as. We can assume you have a human form because of your long association with humans and because you have human tools. But because you have lived two thousand years on the airless Moon and have no need to eat or have water, you're probably not truly human. The response to "pray" says you're the closest thing you know to a god, but you're also someone who you can't unscrew the lid of a pepper jar. Both of those facts together suggests that although you may have some god-like abilities, in most tasks you're as limited as any human. And the response to "examine me" describes you as a tourist. My guess is that you're an alien being of some kind and that most people on Earth would call you an angel.
The One who divided worlds is buried in the cemetery. His body is too complex for eyes. If you sacrifice some food in the tripod in the cemetery, he will advise you.
Marie Antoinette is mentioned in the description of the table at the Seat of Omens.
The Handworker made the tripod for you.
A priest of the Middle Kingdom decorated your parchment.
The other dead in the Cemetery include Arthur, Barbarossa, and Elvis. In inside joke mode, Graham Nelson is also listed.
Some dwarves made the coffins.
The End if you try to enter the gate at "Mare Virtutis, North" three times.
You have won if you put the mirror on the table at the Seat of Omens.
a wheel of cheddar. It's on the shelves in the storehouse. To make it smaller, either eat it or cut it with the knife. You may sacrifice the wheel by putting it in the tripod when in the cemetery.
a wood box. It's on the shelves in the storehouse. To open it, either unlock it with the key or cut the box with the saw. The box contains the knife.
an apron. It's on the shelves in the storehouse. Wear it. It's your player's hold-all.
a saw. It's on the shelves in the storehouse. It can cut and break things, except the wheel of cheese.
a pepper jar. It's on the shelves in the storehouse. To open it, either break the jar with the saw or throw the jar. The jar contains the pepper.
a pepper. It's in the pepper jar. You can sacrifice the pepper in the tripod when in the cemetery.
a dull knife. It's in the wood box. You can cut the wheel of cheddar with it.
a round mirror. It's in your quarters. Wear the apron and put the mirror in the apron so you can climb the ladder with it to the Seat of Omens. Put the mirror on the table.
a silver key. It's under the parchment in your quarters. It unlocks the wood box.
a tripod. It's in your quarters. Take it to the cemetary and put either the pepper or (reduced) wheel of cheddar in it.
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