Key & Compass presents:
by Sam Kabo Ashwell

Manna is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 2002 by Sam Kabo Ashwell. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 18 event.

In this story where the venue changes almost every turn, you play as three men of faith. As Captain Stilton, your goal is to kill heretics. As Under­plonk­deacon­meister Gouda, your goal is to retrieve the Device from its hiding place in the Vault and use it. And as the Ninth Prophet, your goal is to survive in the cruel Cathratocean Desert.

This solution is by David Welbourn.


EntryTunnel The Vault,sublevel 951,quadrant 49c CathratoceanDesert(hopelesslylost)

Note: This game flits between the three scenes, but you still have to complete the tasks in each scene in the order shown below. Prayer won't help in the desert until The Vault sequence is complete. Type 'z' or any other command when you are in a non-critical scene.

Entry Tunnel

> kill sentry.

> open door.

The Vault, sublevel 951, quadrant 49c

> open flagstone.

> take device.

> x device.

> turn on device.

> take cheese.

> take wine.

> put cheese wheel in device.

> put wine bottle in device.

Cathratocean Desert (hopelessly lost)

> pray.

*** The End ***



In the Conclusion:

Mentioned in the Desert:


Thank You to my Patreon supporters

This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!

I'm still creating new walkthroughs! Larger ones 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.