Key & Compass presents:
The Milk of Paradise
by Josh Graboff

The Milk of Paradise is a Z-machine interactive fiction story written with Inform 7 and is © 2009 by Josh Graboff. It was an entry in Spring Thing 2009 where it took 4th place (of four entries).

In this short game, you are the Khan in your pleasure dome. You are a ruler, a conqueror, handsome, excellent, eternal, yet your memories are strangely gone. O, my Khan, I am but your humble servant, and I shall guide you well.

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

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Dome Garden out in



> x me. i. x kaftan.

> x tray. x dumplings. x goblet. x wine.

> x pools. x braziers. smell braziers.

> remove kaftan. enter pools. out.

Baba arrives with towels.

> x Baba. wear kaftan.

> ask Baba about father. (He was the King of Markhoumb.)

> ask Baba about Markhoumb. ask Baba about empire.

> ask Baba about me. ask Baba about wars.

> eat dumplings. drink wine.

> out.


> x Avizah. x mirror. (The narrator is your servant, Ja'far.)

> x Ja'far. x plinth. smell. (Smell is closest to memory.)

> x order. (to execute conspirators)

> ask Ja'far about me. ("You are the Golden Wind of the Seventh House")

> x tree. x book. read book. g. g. g. g.

> ask Avizah about me. ask Avizah about Ja'far.

> in.


> ask Baba about Ja'far. ask Ja'far about Ja'far.

> ask Baba about order. (He almost tries to ask you not to execute those men.)

It's very unclear what you're meant to do. You have amnesia. You're a god-like ruler. Ja'far seems to be a pernicious spirit, but it's very unclear what Ja'far is.

> out.


> ask Avizah about herself.

> ask Ja'far about empire.

> read order. (It needs your signature or seal.)

> sign order. (You need a pen or your seal.)

> take order.

> in.


> ask Baba about seal. (He gives it to you.)

> sign order. (You do so.)

> out.


> give order to Avizah.

> in.


> kill Baba.

> z. z. z. z.

Ja'far tells you that he is you and that you don't remember anything because none of this has happened yet. Now that he's shown you what must be done to become a god on Earth, do you agree to his plan?

> yesorno.

If you answer YES:

You wake. You are Temüjin, full of resolve, and you need to go break camp.

*** And you do go, my Khan. You do ***

If you answer NO:

You wake from the nightmare. You are a customer service rep in Ahoydya. You need to go to work, and you feel empty inside.

*** And you do go. You do ***






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