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by Leonard Richardson profile


About the Story

The glitterings of Gold, Jewels, Tapestries, &c. belie the Corruption of he who 'til recently occupied this high Seat. A white Carpet, once flanked by Sycophants & Counsellors, now lies untravelled. It leads away from the Seat & towards the Sunrise.

The cruel Baron lies at your feet, dyeing the carpet scarlet with his blood.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 0.50
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1330
IFID: ZCODE-1-010331-09D3
TUID: teyeu9x87mf2tbhv

Off-Site Reviews

The puzzles aren't especially exciting--there are only a few of them, and reading the manuals you find is essentially all you need to do--but there's lots of fun to be had in the writing. Much of it is mock-Elizabethan or thereabouts--lots of Surprising Capitalizations, for one thing, often put to amusing purposes. [...]

As mentioned, there's a trick of sorts in the game, on which I won't elaborate here. It's not a total success; some players, I know, thought it was a bug, which it most certainly isn't. There are indications that something's afoot well before the trick happens, though they depend to some extent, I think, on whether the player's moving around--fewer, if any, of the clues would be apparent to a player who's staying in one room working on a puzzle.

-- Duncan Stevens
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Page Update History

v.6: 17-Apr-2013 10:34 - Zape (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed download links
  v.5: 17-Apr-2013 10:34 - Edward Lacey
Changed external review links
v.4: 02-May-2008 14:42 - Emily Short
Changed cover art
v.3: 02-May-2008 14:03 - leonardr
Changed author
v.2: 23-Feb-2008 16:13 - Emily Short
Changed description
v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:50 - IFDB
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