(1) It's a good idea to learn all spells more than once since they
don't always work!
(2) Whenever a spell is mentioned in this solution, you must cast it
until it works - this is not a problem with the 'Blorple' spell
or when you have the "Magic Cube".
(3) It is essential to keep track of where each cube takes you, which
you do by writing on them with the Burin.
(4) The Zipper is used for storage......if you're told that you're
carrying too much to pick up another item, then place a few things
inside the zipper.
(5) Unless you are in imminent danger, sleep almost anywhere EXCEPT
(6) SAVE GAME VERY OFTEN!!!
You start in the Council Chamber carrying a Spell Book, Burin and a Knife.
The Spell Book contains some spells as follows:
LESOCH............Gust of wind
REZROV............Open locked or enchanted objects
FROTZ.............Cause something to give off light
GNUSTO............Write spell into your Spell Book
MALYON............Animate an inanimate object
After a couple of moves the BLORPLE spell will automatically be added to
the Spell Book. It is used to explore an object's mystic connections. You
start by having permanently committed to memory the GNUSTO, REZROV and
FROTZ spells. All others will need to be learned and re-learned as they are
required. Also remember that you will not be able to keep as many in your
head at one time if you are tired. If you are tired you will need to SLEEP.
This refreshes you but also makes you forget any temporary spells. When you
awake you will need to re-learn whatever spells you think you are about to
need. DO NOT GO TO SLEEP UNLESS YOU HAVE THE SPELL BOOK!
From the Council Chamber go SOUTH to the Guild Hall and TAKE the BREAD and
the FISH, then go SOUTH again into Belwit Square. If there is a lot of
smoke around, either LESOCH the smoke - which, like all other spells may
only work at random - or simply WAIT until it clears. You will then
discover a WHITE CUBE. TAKE the CUBE and to identify it - do the same with
ALL other cubes you find - WRITE "EARTH" ON CUBE. You will only be able to
write on the cubes if you are holding the Burin. This is a good way of
being able to identify the cubes later when you may be carrying quite a few
at one time and will need to select a particular one in a hurry.
By now the BLORPLE SPELL will have appeared in your Spell Book. LEARN
BLORPLE then BLORPLE "EARTH" CUBE - you may need the inverted commas here
always! You will now be transported to the Packed Earth Room. FROTZ the
KNIFE to get a source of light.
Go EAST to the Hall Of Stone. TAKE and then OPEN ZIPPER. REACH INSIDE
ZIPPER to discover a SCROLL. TAKE SCROLL then EXAMINE IT. This is the
GIRGOL SCROLL. It cannot be GNUSTO'd and therefore can be used ONLY ONCE!
Be careful where you use it. BLORPLE "EARTH" CUBE - remember you will need
to constantly re-learn these spells - to return to the Packed Earth Room.
Go DOWN twice. Don't worry about falling, you will soon be rescued. WAIT
until you are in the Roc's Nest then TAKE the CASKLY SCROLL. BLORPLE
"EARTH" CUBE to get back to the Packed Earth Room. Don't worry about the
cube in the Roc's Nest at this time.
Go SOUTH to the Cliff Middle. TAKE the THROCK SCROLL and go UP. Go UP a
couple of more times until you are told on screen that you'd better do
something quickly or die, then CAST GIRGOL. This time-stopping spell will
halt the avalanche. Now go UP again until you reach the Top of the
Mountain. TAKE the GOLD COIN and go INTO the Hut. ASK the Old Man about the
cube/hut/whatever, but then to get the CUBE you must CASKLY THE HUT. This
repairs the Hut so that the Old Man no longer needs the CUBE and you can
now TAKE it. Mark this one with the Burin "SOFT". BLORPLE "EARTH" CUBE
again to go back to the Packed Earth Room.
Leave the Packed Earth Room - NOT DOWN!! - WEST (for instance) - then
BLORPLE "SOFT" CUBE. From the Soft Room go SOUTH and TAKE the SHEARS. PULL
WEED - twice - to get it and then it is time to get back to the Packed
Earth Room by the usual method. Go WEST again then NORTH. You should now be
in the Ogre's Cave. PLANT THE WEED and then THROCK THE WEED to make it
grow. The Ogre has hay fever and will now be sneezing so much that you can
go DOWN past him without any trouble. TAKE the GOLD BOX and OPEN it to
reveal another CUBE. Mark this one "WATER". The SCROLL is the ESPNIS and
should be GNUSTO'd at once as should ALL scrolls you find. Back now to the
Packed Earth Room.
Go EAST (for instance) and get the "EARTH" CUBE again. Learn the BLORPLE
Spell a couple of times and FROTZ the ZIPPER. Put everything but the
"WATER" CUBE, the "EARTH" CUBE and the piece of BREAD into the ZIPPER then
CLOSE the ZIPPER. BLORPLE THE "WATER" CUBE. You will now be in the Water
Room. Go SOUTH and you should be in some water. The ZIPPER is waterproof
and will keep things such as your Spell Book safe as long as the ZIPPER is
CLOSED. You will now be confronted by a GROUPER which is hungry. You will
also see a BOTTLE and the "WATER" cube which you will have dropped and
which you will need again. Unless you are careful the GROUPER will swallow
one of the things you are going to need, so quickly DROP THE BREAD! The
GROUPER will go after this enabling you to GET BOTTLE THEN GET "WATER"
CUBE. Now back to the Packed Earth Room yet again!
The BOTTLE contains a damp SCROLL. Once you have re-opened the ZIPPER and
taken the Spell Book, you can GNUSTO the new SCROLL (LISKON). Now go EAST
and then NORTH. You need to have memorised the LISKON, MALYON and ESPNIS
spells here. When you find the SERPENT, LISKON SERPENT. This shrinks it and
you can go NORTH past it. Go NORTH again to the Room of the Idol. There is
a CUBE in it's mouth. The mouth is not open enough to let you take the
CUBE. The only answer is to bring the idol to life with MALYON THE IDOL.
WAIT until you are told that it is definately looking for you then ESPNIS
THE IDOL. This makes it fall asleep. If all goes well it will yawn and then
fall over asleep and then turn back to basalt with it's mouth wide open! If
not, you may have to do the spell-casting again. Once you succeed you can
TAKE and mark the "AIR" CUBE.
BLORPLE THE "AIR" CUBE then go NORTH. TAKE the TINSOT SCROLL and BLORPLE
THE "AIR" CUBE again. GNUSTO TINSOT then go WEST to the Bazaar. Go EAST
into the Shop where there are TWO CARPETS for sale. Eventually you want the
BLUE one. ASK the Merchant about the carpets. HAGGLE! When he asks for 800
Zorkmids, offer 100. When he asks for 700, offer 200, etc. When he asks for
500 Zorkmids and holds out his hand, GIVE him the GOLD COIN. He will then
give you a carpet. Check your INVENTORY before you leave the Shop. If you
have the RED CARPET, ASK MERCHANT FOR BLUE CARPET. He will apologise and
exchange it! Once you have left the Shop it will be too late! Now you can
leave. LOOK UNDER THE CARPET and READ the LABEL you find there. This magic
flying carpet can now be used if and when required.
You now need to learn the LISKON spell and the BLORPLE spell a couple of
times. Now go to the Packed Earth Room again and then go EAST to the Hall
Of Stone. DROP ALL here EXCEPT for the "WATER" CUBE and FROTZ SELF to get a
source of light. BLORPLE "WATER" CUBE and go UP when you get to the Water
Room. You are now in the Oubliette. LISKON SELF to make yourself small
enough to be able to ENTER OUTFLOW PIPE. Go WEST and TAKE the CUBE you
find. Go WEST again and then UP into the Ruins Room. NORTH back to the Hall
Of Stone. Take your belongings again and EXTINGUISH SELF to stop glowing.
WRITE "CHANGE" on the new CUBE.
Now you need to learn the TINSOT spell THREE TIMES and then BLORPLE at
least ONCE. Put the perishables, such as the Spell Book, back into the
Zipper and CLOSE it. BLORPLE "WATER" CUBE then go UP into the Oubliette
again. Above you, but out of reach, is a Trap Door. REZROV the TRAPDOOR to
open it. TINSOT THE WATER to freeze the outflow pipe. TINSOT THE WATER
again since once was not enough to fully freeze the pipe. When the chamber
is full you will still be a little short of thr Trap Door. TINSOT THE WATER
a third time to create an ice floe. CLIMB ONTO ICE and you will then be
able to go UP through the Trap Door.
TAKE and MARK the "BONE" CUBE and then go EAST and NORTH to the Dungeon
Cell. REZROV THE CABINET and get the MOLDY BOOK. If you CASKLY THE MOLDY
BOOK it will become somewhat repaired. READ IT and you will find the SNAVIG
spell. Get it GNUSTO'd right away. Now go SOUTH then EAST then UP to the
Top of the Guard Tower. Drop the CARPET and SIT ON CARPET. A small speck in
the distance will turn out to be Mother Roc approaching. Once you are on
the CARPET, go UP and then carpet should fly. If not, you couldn't have
READ the LABEL! Once airborne go WEST until you are above the Roc's Nest
then go DOWN. DON'T GET LOST!! Now, quickly, get off the carpet, take the
CUBE, SIT ON THE CARPET and then go UP. You have very little time to do
this. Iff the EGG cracks and you are confronted by the Baby Roc, you are
going to DIE!! Once in the air, go EAST until you are over the Guard Tower
and go DOWN, GET OFF THE CARPET. TAKE CARPET then go DOWN into the Tower to
escape the Mother Roc. Now is a good time to MARK the latest CUBE "STRING".
See, aren't there a lot of cubes?! Good thing we decided to use the Burin
to mark them, eh?!!
Learn the SNAVIG spell once and the BLORPLE a couple of times and put
everything but the "WATER" and "EARTH" cubes into the Zipper. CLOSE the
ZIPPER and BLORPLE "WATER" CUBE. This time go SOUTH from the Water Room and
firstly TAKE THE CUBE which drops from your hand. Then SNAVIG THE GROUPER.
You will now turn into a Grouper. Go DOWN to the Grouper's Nest. WAIT a
couple of times until you regain your own form then TAKE ALL. Go UP and
BLORPLE THE "EARTH" CUBE once more. You know where you are now. OPEN THE
ZIPPER, TAKE THE BURIN and WRITE "LIGHT" on the new CUBE.
Leave the Packed Earth Room and BLORPLE THE "CHANGE" CUBE. This is the
Changing Room. Go NORTH and TAKE THE COMPASS you find there. BLORPLE THE
"CHANGE" CUBE again. The COMPASS is needed in the next section but may
require 'charging'. To do this go WEST and PUT COMPASS IN CARVING that you
see in the North Wall. A hole now opens in this Wall. Go NORTH but don't
forget to take the compass first. If you do forget you will have to BLORPLE
THE "CHANGE" CUBE again to get out. In the area you have noe entered there
are RUNES on the wall. Some are lead and some silver. Apart from the North
Wall, if you TOUCH THE ROSE TO THE (Direction) WALL, if that wall has
silver runes on it, then another hole will appear through which you can go.
SEARCH through this area until you are in a room with an ALABASTER PLUG in
the WEST wall. When you find this room, IGNORE the GOLD RUNE. REZROV the
PLUG and go WEST. TAKE THE CUBE you will find and WRITE "NOPLACE" on it,
although it will only show "NOPLAC" as the program only uses the first SIX
letters of inputs!
BLORPLE THE "LIGHT" CUBE to put yourself into the Light Room. Go WEST to
the Volcano Base. WAIT until the LAVA FRAGMENT lands near you then TINSOT
THE FRAGMENT. Now it is cool enough to take. BLORPLE THE "NOPLAC" CUBE.
From the Noplace Room go SOUTH onto the Plain. You will see TWO ROCKS. One
near and one further away. Try to CLIMB onto the nearer rock. No? It wants
feeding! GIVE LAVA FRAGMENT TO ROCK. Now you can climb onto the rock. The
idea here is to trap the other rock in the way that a checkmate is made in
chess. Map the Plain to find an oddity. One corner (Northwest) is
different! Using the command: ROCK, WEST or ROCK, SOUTH, etc., make the
Green-Eyed Rock carry you about the Plain. Once you go through the odd
Northwest diagonal you will be able to close in on the Brown-Eyed Rock.
When the two rocks are near each other, the Brown-Eyed Rock will become
mesmerised. You can now CLIMB ONTO THE BROWN-EYED ROCK and TAKE the CUBE.
MARK it "DARK" and then BLORPLE THE "DARK" CUBE. Learn the SNAVIG spell and
go DOWN to the Dark Cave from the Dark Room. Make sure that you are NOT a
Light Source, but ensure that something else is such a source, e.g., the
Zipper. Drop everything here and go DOWN to the Grue Cave. SNAVIG A GRUE
and go DOWN to the Light Pool. CLIMB THE PILLAR and take the CUBE from the
TOP. CLIMB DOWN PILLAR and return UP and UP again to the Dark Cave. Take
all and WRITE "FIRE" on the CUBE. When you return to your own self again,
BLORPLE THE "FIRE" CUBE.
You need to increase your magical ability to get much further. To do this
you need to choose a CUBE. For instance, the "EARTH" CUBE. Put this chosen
cube into the GOLD BOX. The BOX changes slightly. TAKE THE CUBE OUT AGAIN.
Go NORTH from the Fire Room where you should be now, and THROW THE GOLD BOX
onto the Outcropping that you can see. Now BLORPLE (the name of the cube
that you put in and then out of the box). From the location you are now in
you will be able to go through the exit that was magically blocked earlier.
For example, from the Packed Earth Room you can now go NORTH. This will put
you beside the GOLD BOX! TAKE THE BOX AND THE CUBE and re-BLORPLE yourself
away. WRITE "MAGIC" on this CUBE.
BLORPLE "STRING" CUBE. From the String Room go SOUTH to the Enchanter's
Retreat. Here you will meet good old Belboz again. Ask him about various
things to show you need help and he will ask you a question. The answer is
IN THE CARDS THAT CAME WITH THE ORIGINAL GAME PACKAGING! Answer correctly
and he will give you a WROUGHT IRON KEY. Now BLORPLE "NOPLAC" CUBE again.
Learn the JINDAK spell THREE TIMES and the BLORPLE ONCE. Go EAST to the
Inner Vault and REZROV the DOOR. Go NORTH. You now hava a major problem to
solve and only three spells may be cast before the Guards are alerted and
come to drag you away!! Also NO SAVE POSITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN HERE!!! The
problem MUST be solved in ONE GO!!
You will see two piles of cubes marked 'x1' to 'x10'. If the piles are
JINDAK'd they will GLOW. There is only ONE REAL CUBE and that will make its
pile glow BRIGHTER than the other.
To find the REAL CUBE carefully follow these instructions:
Put all your bits and pieces in the Zipper to make moving the cubes around
a bit easier.
1. Take x1, x2, x7, x8 cubes from the piles. JINDAK. If the piles glow
evenly then go to step 2. If the glow is uneven then make a note which is
the brighter one and go to step 5.
2. Take x3, x4. Put x1, x2 on the first pile. JINDAK. If the piles glow
evenly then go to step 3. If they are uneven then go to step 4.
3. Take x1. Put x7 on the first pile. JINDAK. If the piles are even then
BLORPLE x8, if uneven then take x7 and BLORPLE IT. Now go to step 9.
4. Take x1. Put x7 on the first pile. JINDAK. If the piles are even then
BLORPLE x1. If the piles are uneven then take x7. BLORPLE IT. Now go to
5. Put x1, x2, x7 on the second pile. Get x9, x10, x11, x12. Put x9 on the
first pile. Get x6. Put x6 on the second pile. JINDAK. If the piles are
even then go to step 6. If uneven in the same way as in step 1, then go to
step 7. If the piles are uneven in the opposite way then go to step 8.
6. Take all the cubes off each pile, in turn and drop them all. Take and
put x10 on the first pile, then take and put all on the second pile.
JINDAK. If the piles are even get x12 and then BLORPLE IT. If the piles are
uneven as in step 1, then get x11 and BLORPLE IT. If the piles are uneven
in the opposite way, then get x10 then BLORPLE IT. Go to step 9.
7. Take and drop all the cubes from both piles. Take cubes x3, x4. Put x3
on the first pile and x4 on the second pile. JINDAK. If the piles are even
take x5 and BLORPLE IT. If the piles are uneven as in step 1 then take x3
and BLORPLE IT. If the piles are uneven in the opposite way then get x4 and
BLORPLE IT. Go to step 9.
8. Take and drop all the cubes from both piles. Take x6, x1. Put x6 on the
first pile and x1 on the second pile. JINDAK. If the piles are even get x9
and BLORPLE IT. If the piles are uneven then get x6 and BLORPLE IT. Go to
9. If you are now in the Nondescript Room, you've done something wrong. If
you are in the Sand Room then CONGRATULATIONS!!
The areas up and down from the Sand Room are actually places in the past.
Places you have been to before. UP goes to the Ruins where you found the
Zipper, and DOWN goes to the Dungeon Cell where you found the MOLDY BOOK in
the cupboard. Of course things look different because you are now quite
some time in your own past. The problems in these two areas must be solved
correctly and fully or you will be unable to leave here alive! The basic
idea is to leave things in such a way that they will be just as you found
them earlier in the game when time has passed by.
Going DOWN first. UNLOCK the CABINET with the IRON KEY you got from Belboz.
If the key explodes and kills you, then you must have answered Belboz's
questions incorrectly! (ALL the answers are in the set of cards that come
with the original Infocom game!) OPEN the CABINET to discover a VELLUM
SCROLL which is blank. Now make sure that you have the BLORPLE SPELL
memorised a couple of times because you are about to lose your Spell Book.
Put the Spell Book in the cabinet. Obviously this will later become the
MOLDY book you found! CLOSE and then LOCK the CABINET. Remember.....it was
LOCKED when you found it! TAKE the KEY with you. Remember what the Cell
Door was like? O.K. then......REZROV the DOOR and then, before the Guards
arrive, BLORPLE THE "SAND" CUBE.
Now go UP to the Ruins Room. This is where you will later find the Zipper.
At the moment there is just a SACK here. Right! TAKE and OPEN the SACK. It
contains a FLIMSY SCROLL.....seem familiar? EXAMINE IT. It has the GIRGOL
SPELL on it which, as you know, you could only use ONCE........But!....if
you had a BLANK scroll on which to COPY the GIRGOL SPELL?!! WRITE GIRGOL ON
VELLUM SCROLL (with the Burin). Now EMPTY THE ZIPPER INTO THE SACK. PUT THE
FLIMSY SCROLL IN THE ZIPPER and then CLOSE ZIPPER. DROP the ZIPPER. This is
how you found the room originally wasn't it?! All that was here was a
Zipper containing a Flimsy Scroll! TAKE the SACK and BLORPLE THE "MAGIC"
From the Magic Room go EAST to the Castle where you will be confronted by
your shadowy enemy at last! If left to his own pace, the figure will
eventually freeze you to enable him to have enough time to complete certain
deeds. However, since he is now aware of your increased magical abilities,
he does not realise that after a few moves you will shake off the spell.
Unfortunately, if you let him freeze you when HE wants to, there is not
enough time to shake off the spell. You need to annoy the figure enough so
that he will notice and freeze you much sooner. As soon as you can see the
figure try ATTACK FIGURE. He will freeze you. Now just WAIT for a while. If
you do anything else, you will be noticed and re-frozen. Do nothing but
WAIT until the freeze spell wears off. Keep WAITing until the figure
IGNORES YOU!! Now, as long as you remembered to bring the VELLUM SCROLL
with the copy of the GIRGOL SPELL on it with you, you will be able to
WAIT until the figure is just about to leap into the Hypercube he has built
and then CAST GIRGOL. Time will stop and you have a couple of moves in
which to win or lose! Remove the "MAGIC" CUBE from the Hypercube and
replace it with the SMOKED FISH. The Hypercube is being built to rearrange
the Universe in the manner that the shadowy figure wants. It is based on
the item in the centre of the Hypercube. The figure wants MAGIC hence the
"MAGIC" cube is in the middle. If you remove the "MAGIC" cube then do not
put anything else in there, then the new Universe will be built around
nothing! (DESTROYED!!!). If you put any magical item there the figure will
get what he wants. So by using a NON-MAGICAL item, such as the SMOKED FISH,
a totally new Universe will be created.
As time starts again, the figure will enter the Hypercube and you will have
WON THE GAME!!!!
You should now have scored 600/600 and achieved the class of SCIENTIST!!
This is the solution to the Infocom adventure 'Spellbreaker',
(c) 1992 Erik Futtrup, Denmark (email: email@example.com)
and Twan Lintermans, Holland
Before we start off, two important things:
1. At random places a spell won't work and you'll get comments
like "your fingers grow numb". Since there is nothing you can do
about this, I advise you to save frequently. Sometimes 'wait'
will help to make spell casting possible again.
2. After a while, you'll get tired in the adventure. You will
have to sleep then. Be very careful, because after you wake up,
you'll have forgotten all the spells you learned before you
Keeping these things in mind, we can begin:
wait (4 times): s: take bread: s: learn lesoch: lesoch: take cube
: write "1" on cube: learn blorple: blorple 1 : frotz
burin [don't frotz yourself, because this will be very
inconvenient much later in the adventure]: d: d: wait (5 times):
take stained scroll : examine stained: gnusto caskly: learn
blorple: blorple 1: e: s [write down the description of the
'Ruins room' since you'll need it at the end of the adventure]:
take zipper : open zipper: look into zipper: reach into
zipper: look into zipper: take flimsy scroll : read flimsy
[girgol]: learn blorple: blorple 1: s: take dirty scroll :
read dirty [throck]: gnusto throck: u: wait [until it says: "If
you don't do something soon, you will die!"]: girgol: u (4
times): take coin: examine coin [500 zorkmid]: w: learn caskly:
caskly hut: take cube : write "2" on cube: e: put
coin,bread,knife in zipper: learn blorple: blorple 2: s: pull
plant (2 times): learn blorple: blorple 1: w: n: learn yomin:
yomin ogre [hay fever!]: plant weed: learn throck: throck plant:
d: take dusty scroll and gold box : u: s: examine dusty
[espnis]: gnusto espnis: open box: take cube : write "3" on
cube: put box in zipper: learn blorple: blorple 3: take bread:
learn blorple: drop all except bread: s: drop bread: take 3: take
bottle: blorple 3: open bottle: look into bottle [damp scroll]:
take damp : read damp [liskon]: take all: gnusto liskon: n:
learn liskon: liskon me: frotz bottle: learn blorple: drop all
except bottle and 3: enter outflow pipe: w: take cube : w:
climb out of pipe: blorple 3: n: take all: write "4" on cube: put
bottle in zipper: learn blorple: blorple 1: e: n: learn liskon:
liskon snake: n: n: learn malyon and espnis: malyon idol: wait:
espnis idol: wait: climb idol: look into mouth: take cube :
d: write "5" on cube: learn blorple: blorple 5: n: take white
scroll : learn blorple: blorple 5: w: examine white scroll
[tinsot]: gnusto tinsot: e: examine blue carpet: take coin: point
at blue carpet: buy blue carpet: offer 300: offer 400: offer 500:
inventory: take blue carpet : learn blorple: blorple 3: learn
tinsot: again: again: put all in zipper: take burin: close
zipper: n: rezrov door: tinsot channel: again: wait (3 times):
tinsot water: climb ice floe: u: take cube : open zipper:
take book: write "6" on cube: e: n [make a note of this location,
since it will prove useful in the future!]: rezrov cabinet: take
moldy book : learn caskly: caskly moldy book : read moldy
book: gnusto snavig: s: w: u: drop carpet: sit on carpet: u: w (4
times): d: get off carpet: take cube : sit on carpet: wait
[for fun]: u: e (4 times): d: get off carpet: take carpet: d:
write "7" on cube: learn blorple: blorple 3: learn blorple: learn
snavig: drop all: s: take 3: snavig grouper: d: wait [until you
become yourself again]: take all : u: blorple 3: take all:
write "8" on cube: n: learn blorple: blorple 8: w: learn tinsot:
tinsot fragment: take fragment: learn blorple: put all in zipper
except book: take 4: blorple 4: n: take compass rose : learn
blorple: blorple 4: w: put rose in carving: take rose: n: touch
nw rune with rose: nw: touch w rune with rose: w: touch ne rune
with rose: ne: rezrov alabaster: w: take cube : take burin:
write "9" on cube: learn blorple: blorple 9: s: sit on green
rock: take fragment: give fragment to green rock: sit on green
rock: look [this piece of the adventure is random, so I can't
give the exact commands: Once you're on the green rock, you can
move around on the lines on the ground, using commands like:
rock, west. You should try to get in the same location as the
brown rock, since he's carrying a cube on his back! Every time
you let the green rock move one location, the brown rock moves
one location too. You should try to get the brown rock into a
corner, because when he makes his move then, you can always get
to him! The best way to do this is to map the area and use two
different coins, representing the green and the brown rock, so
you can keep track of their whereabouts. I found out that the
best way to start is: w.ne.s.e and then you're on your own, but
it's random, so it could be different when you play it! Good
luck!]: jump on brown rock: take cube : write "10" on cube:
learn blorple: blorple 10: d: learn snavig: drop all: take 10:
take book: d: snavig grue: d: climb on pillar: take cube :
wait [until you are yourself again]: learn blorple: blorple 10:
d: take all: write "11" on cube: learn blorple: blorple 11: n:
take box: examine box [notice the figures on the box, which are
different for every cube you put in the box: this gives you the
chance to know which cube you should use, when you've given them
different names from the names I use: see the list below]: put 10
in box: take 10: throw box at outcropping: learn blorple: blorple
10: u [this is one of the directions you can't use normally,
although it seems to be there: this leads you to where the gold
box is and works with all these exits, provided you put the
corresponding cube in the box first!]: take box and cube :
write "12" on cube: put all in zipper: take 7 and book: learn
blorple: blorple 7: s: ask belboz about me [He will ask you a
question to find out if you're not the cloaked figure: answer
this question correctly! If the program recognizes the answer,
but it's not the right one, you'll find out that you did
something wrong when you try to open the cabinet, much later in
the adventure!! Belboz should give you a key.]: ask about cube:
ask about figure: learn blorple: take 9: blorple 9: e: rezrov
door: put all in zipper: take book: [if you want to save before
the next puzzle, you'll have to do it here, since 'save' won't
work once you're in the outer vault!]: n: [* this puzzle is
random too, so I'll try to explain it: There are 12 cubes here
and you should try to find the most powerful one. This can be
done using the jindak spell, which makes the pile with the
powerful cube glow more brightly. You only get three chances to
use the jindak spell! The trick is to make three piles of four
and compare two of them. The one that glows more brightly is the
pile with the powerful cube in it. Now swap two cubes from this
pile with two from the other pile and jindak again. This way
you've just two cubes left that can be the powerful one. Swap one
of these with any of the cubes in the other pile and jindak. Now
you know which cube is most powerful! See to it that you learn
the blorple spell before you jindak for the last time! Blorple
the powerful cube right away!! As an example I'll give you the
commands that worked with me: take x1,x2,x3,x4,x7,x8: put x7,x8
in first: learn jindak (3 times): learn blorple: jindak [However,
the first pile is glowing more brightly:so the powerful cube is
either x5,x6,x7,x8]: take x7,x8: put x7,x8 in second: take
x9,x10: put x9,x10 in first: jindak [However, the first pile is
glowing more brightly:powerful is x5 or x6]: take x6: put x6 in
second: take x12: put x12 in first: jindak [However, the first is
glowing more brightly: cube x5 is the powerful one!!]: take x5:
blorple x5 :one final note: when the piles glow with identical
brightness, the powerful one is in the pile you're holding
yourself! *]: [getting the cube is 25 points]: d [after blorple
powerful cube]: take key: unlock cabinet with key [here you find
out if you answered the question from Belboz correctly!]: open
cabinet: take vellum scroll : examine vellum scroll: learn
all spells: again (6 times): [remember the description before?
Leave everything in the room the way it was when you first
entered it, otherwise you're memory will be confused and you die
using blorple]: put book in cabinet: close cabinet: lock cabinet
with key: rezrov door: blorple .. [powerful cube]: u: open sack:
take flimsy scroll: take burin: copy flimsy on vellum: take sack:
empty zipper in sack: put flimsy in zipper: close zipper: drop
zipper [this way you leave everything as you encountered it
before, remember?]: take 12: blorple 12: e: wait (3 times): take
knife: wait (6 times) [until it says: Chortling gleefully, it
prepares to jump into the hypercube!]: girgol: take 11: put sack
in tesseract: wait. [This gives you 600 out of 600 points and
solves the adventure completely!!]
List of spells and their effect:
blorple explore an objects mystic connections
lesoch gust of wind
yomin mind probe
rezrov open even locked or enchanted objects
frotz cause something to give off light
gnusto write a magic spell into a spell book
jindak detect magic
caskly cause perfection
girgol stop time
throck cause plants to grow
liskon shrink a living thing
snavig shape change
List of cubes, where they lead to and the figures they show when
you put them in the gold box:
1 packed earth moles
2 soft room rabbits
3 water room dolphins
4 changing room butterflies
5 air room eagles
6 boneyard worms
7 string room spiders
8 light room fireflies
9 no place owls
10 dark room grues
11 fire room salamanders
12 magic room unicorns
x5? sand room turtles (powerful cube from vault)
List of possible questions that Belboz might ask you, with their
Question: Which of our esteemed colleagues was fabled for his
skill at Double Fanucci?
Question: In Borphee, who was famed for his skill with fireworks
Question: Of the necromancers, who other than (harumph) myself is
Question: Who wrote the Coconut of Quendor?
Question: Who invented the golmac spell?
Question: Which mage had the motto, "The hardest trick is making
it look easy?".