In this simple game, you play as a father whose daughter Crystal is very ill. You've heard that there's a magic plant nearby that can cure any illness, but you've never seen it. It's Crystal's last chance. Find that magic plant and cure her.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on the Inform 6 port, Release 2 of the game.
This game is very simple and sparse. The biggest obstacle to success is just mapping all the outdoor locations.
> x Crystal. x beds. x table. x oven. x window. out.
> e. s. s. w.
Woodland (south of cottage)
> x knife. take knife.
> e. n. n. n. e.
East Road (at sign)
> read sign. e.
East Road's End
The orc can't hurt you. You can kill him only if you're carrying the knife.
> x orc. kill orc.(+10)
> read carving.("Walls have ears")
Follow the road west, then north into the mountains.
> w. w. w. w. w. w. n. n. n.
> x cave. enter cave.
> x bits. search bits.(+10)
> x coin. take coin.
> out. w. w. w.
Gloomy Forest (northwestern corner)
> x fire. search fire.(+10)
> take note. read note.("only the rare magic clover plant will cure any ill")
> se. se. e. e.
> x fountain. x water. drink water.
> put coin in fountain.(+20)
> x flute. take flute. play flute.
Ignore the pit in the forest; entering the pit is deadly.
> w. w. w. w.
Edge of Forest
Remember the clue that "walls have ears"?
> x wall. play flute.(+20)
> enter wall.
The torn note lets you know what you're looking for.
> x lake. x plants.
> x clover. take clover.(+20)
> e. e. e. e. se. se. s.
> give clover to Crystal.(+50)
*** You have won ***
Crystal is your daughter. She's very ill, and rests inside the Small Cottage.
An angry orc stands at East Road's End and bars your entry into the Dark Wood. After you kill him, two orcs drag his body away.
You have won if you give the clover leaves to Crystal, curing her deadly illness.
You have died if you either (1) go east from the slippery Mountain Path or (2) enter the pit in the Gloomy Forest.
You have failed if you kill Crystal, which is not at all what you're supposed to do.
sharp knife. You can find it in the Woodland south of the cottage. Kill the orc with it.
gold coin. It's in the Dark Cave; find it by searching the bits and pieces there. Put the coin into the Fountain to find the golden flute.
torn note. It's in the northwestern corner of the Gloomy Forest; find it by searching the remains of a fire. Read it to learn which plant is the magic cure.
golden flute. Find it by putting the coin into the Fountain. Using the clue from the Dark Wood, play the flute at the stone wall at the Edge of the Forest. An opening in the wall will appear, letting you enter the wall and reach the Secluded Lake.
clover leaves. They're at the Secluded Lake. You know which plant to take by reading the torn note. Give the leaves to Crystal in the Small Cottage to cure her and win the game. (CAUTION: You can eat the leaves, but then they're gone and you'll have no way to win the game.)
You have so far scored this-much out of a possible 140, in this-many turns.
10 points for finding the coin.
10 poitns for finding the note.
20 points for finding the flute.
10 points for killing the orc.
20 points for opening the wall at the Edge of Forest.