You acknowledge that you are having an adventure and you are now willing to visit the rest of the map.
> n. e.
> x mermaid. x pearl. x water. x jellyfish.
> talk. give opal to mermaid.(You get the pearl.)
> clean glass.
> give pearl to dragon.
> w. n.
> x tree. x sing.(The fairy appears.)
> x fairy. x wand. talk.
> x cyclops. x carrots. talk.
> give glass to cyclops.(He gives you a carrot.)
> x carrot.
> w. s. w.
> x unicorn. x trees. talk.
> give carrot to unicorn.
> take flower. x it. give it to dragon.
> take poop. x it.
> e. s. w.
> put poop on bush.
> take berries. x berries.
> e. n. n. w.
> x griffin. x feather. talk.
> give berries to griffin. take feather.
> give feather to fairy.
The fairy repairs her wand, then zaps the baby dragon into an adult. It flies away.
> open door.
The dragon is back! The griffin, cyclops, and sphinx also arrive. They are your new friends.
*** The End ***
Would you like to read the author's end notes? > yes
Do you want more information on how to make ASCII art? > yes
*** The End ***
This game is enhanced with several ASCII art pieces. These are their thumbnails. Please play the game to view the artwork in its intended sizes.
Cover art, locations, and scenery
A sphinx in the desert will help you if you can answer her question.
A baby dragon is born when you put its egg into the phoenix's fire. One of the main goals of the game is to mature the dragon into an adult dragon.
A phoenix on the rocky ledge wants a hotter fire so he can be reborn.
A mermaid in the ocean loves jewels, but she's tired of pearls.
Some jellyfish protect the mermaid.
A mean fairy lives in the giant tree in the forest. She's particularly upset because her wand won't work.
A cyclops is growing carrots in his field. He'd like help with his eyesight.
A unicorn is aggressively guarding his garden.
A griffin in the cave is eager to shed a bothersome feather.
Other trolls moved away years ago. No one knows where they are now.
This is the response to CREDITS:
This game was made for the 2022 Text Adventure Literacy Project (TALP). It's my third work of interactive fiction and my first one with images.
Thanks to Emily Short for her extensions Basic Screen Effects and Glulx Image Centering, and to Gavin Lambert for his extension Exit Lister.
Thanks to my wonderful beta testers: Dee Cooke, Garry Francis, Nils Fagerburg, Jade, Eva Radke, and Andrew Schultz.
Abiding gratitude to everyone at the intfiction.org forums for all their patient help.
Thanks always most of all to Tom. I made all the images out of keyboard symbols (this is called ASCII art). You can make ASCII art, too. And you may feel free to copy my art and use it any way you wish. Do want more information on how to make ASCII art? >
an apple. Take one from your apple trees outside your home.
In the desert, give the apple to the sphinx. Now she will talk to you.
a strange object. You find it a few turns after the game begins.
In the desert, after giving the apple to the sphinx, answer her riddle with SAY QUESTION MARK. She tells you that the object is a dragon egg and gives you a book.
On the rocky ledge, put the egg into the fire. The egg hatches into a baby dragon.
a book. In the desert, the sphinx gives the book to you after you correctly answer her riddle with SAY QUESTION MARK.
Examine the book, then read all eight pages by using the command FIND number, where the number is from 1 to 8. The book tells you a lot of information about the various creatures you'll meet.
a baby dragon. On the rocky ledge, the baby dragont hatches from its egg when you put the egg into the fire.