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Game: Crypt of Medea
System: Apple II

FAQ/Walkthrough Version 1.00
Last Updated: January 22, 2005


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* Table of Contents: *
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1) Introduction
2) Controls
3) Walkthrough
   a) The Beginning
   b) Part 2
   c) The Ravine
   d) The Best Part
   e) The Railway
   f) Another Part
   g) The End
4) Deaths
5) Easter Eggs
6) Sequential List of Commands
7) Revision History
8) Credits/Contact Information


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* 1) Introduction: *
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The Crypt of Medea is a picture/text adventure.  This means that you navigate 
around a virtual world through text commands, but there are pictures of every 
room so you don't need to have an imagination to enjoy the game.

In this game, you play the role of some guy who finds himself trapped inside 
the Crypt of Medea.  Your goal will be to escape from the crypt without dying.  
This sounds easy enough, but for some reason Medea decided to fill up her crypt 
with various traps and other things that like to kill you.  I guess she doesn't 
like people like you wandering around in her crypt.

While the game is officially titled the Crypt of Medea, you won't actually see 
Medea at any point in the game, not even in corpse or ghost form.  The most 
interaction you can have with her is reading a note she left behind.  This 
leaves for a kind of misleading and disappointing title for such a good game.  
For this reason, most people who have played this game generally refer to it as 
the Crypt of Scum, named after the most memorable and innovative character in 
the game.  I recommend that you do the same.

It's been over 20 years since this game was released, so I thought now would be 
a good time to make a FAQ for it.  I tried to write the walkthrough so that it 
could be read even without playing the game, although there may be points where 
the guide is a little confusing if you've never played this game before.  In 
case some don't like this style of walkthrough, I've also included a the 
Sequential List of Commands section, which is basically a list of all the 
commands in order to complete the game, with only a few of the most important 
extra notes.

In addition to the walkthroughs, there is a section on deaths that lists the 
different ways you can die in the game, including the text from the game that 
accompanies each death.  There is also the (very small) easter egg section, 
which is the special commands that are just for fun.  And coming up next is the 
section on controls, which tries to explain the basics of how to play the game.



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* 2) Controls: *
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In this game you control your character by typing commands.  The most common 
type of command is two-word phrases of the form VERB NOUN, such as LOOK SCUM or 
EAT SANDWICH.  However, sometimes the form will be just VERB or VERB NOUN WITH 
NOUN.  Examples of these would be LOOK or CUT SANDWICH WITH KNIFE, 
respectively.  

Note that if you just type the first two words of the four-word form, the game 
will ask for the other two words if it wants them.  For example, if you typed 
CUT SANDWICH, the game might say TRY CUT XXXX WITH XXXX.  It will also 
recommend correct versions of other commands.  For example, if you have to pull 
a door to open it but you say PUSH DOOR or OPEN DOOR, the game will tell you to 
try PULL.

Also, note that there are lots of possible abbreviations that you can use.  For 
example, the long form to go to a new room would be something like GO NORTH.  
However, you can also just type NORTH to do the same thing.  You can even 
shorten it further and just type N.

Also, if you just type the first four letters of longer words, the program will 
understand what you mean.  For example, instead of typing EAT APPLE, you could 
just type EAT APPL to get the same result.


Basic Commands:
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These commands work in every room.

LOOK: See the picture of the room you're in.  Only works if graphics status is 
on.
INVENTORY, INV, I: See what you're currently holding.
SAVE: Save the game.
RESTORE: Load a game.

CTRL-P: Toggle graphics status (whether it shows the pictures)
CTRL-S: Toggle music status (that annoying music that plays sometimes)
CTRL-I, Insert: Toggle inverse direction status, which is whether the direction 
you entered a room from is highlighted or not.  Default is on.
CTRL-F: Toggle the font status between lower case and upper case.  Default is 
upper case.

Note that lower case mode does have capital letters at the beginning of 
sentences and such, and everything you type will still be in all caps.






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* 3) Walkthrough *
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This section is filled with SPOILERS, so don't read it if you're worried about 
that kind of thing.  Parts that are in ALL CAPS are either commands that you 
should enter in the game, or text that comes directly from the game.

Note that the game itself is not divided into different parts, I just thought 
the walkthrough would be easier to read if I divided it up a little.  Also, 
I've made up a numbering system for the different deaths just so I have a way 
to refer to them.  The numbering system in the walkthrough is the same as that 
of the deaths section, so you can look up how a death happens easily.


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= 3a) The Beginning: =
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YOU ARE IN A LARGE MAUSOLEUM WITH MARBLE WALLS AND A DIRT FLOOR.  SILENCE 
REIGNS.

The visible objects will initially be a glass case, six tombstones, and a 
candle.  To start, type GET CANDLE to get your first object.  Remember, you can 
see what you're holding at any time by typing INV.

There are no visible exits to start, so you'll have to start messing with stuff 
to find out where to go next.  If you look at the case, you'll see that the 
glass is too dusty to see through.  If you CLEAN CASE and then look again, 
you'll see a dark object inside the case.  You can't get it now though, I just 
wanted to get your hopes up so I could disappoint you and crush your dreams of 
getting a dark object.

What you actually want to do is LOOK TOMBSTONE, and you'll see that there's a 
slight opening in one (which maggots happen to be crawling through).  That 
seems a little suspicious, so let's try PULL TOMBSTONE.

PULLING ON IT REVEALS A CRYPT!

Well now there's a new object, so try LOOK CRYPT to inspect it more carefully.

THOUSANDS OF MAGGOTS FEAST UPON THE REMAINS OF A BODY INSIDE THE CRYPT.
YOU FIND SOME MATCHES!

You apparently decided to toss the matches onto the ground, so you'll need to 
GET MATCHES.  Now you have an unlit candle and some matches, so why not try 
LIGHT CANDLE?  Now if you were to wander into a dark area, you'd be able to 
see.  So all you have to do is to find a dark area.

But first, we're done with the matches, so we can drop them by typing DROP 
MATCHES.  Remember, you can only hold six items at a time, so we'll be dropping 
things when we no longer need them.  And in the case of the matches, none of 
the rest of them will work anyway.

Now, we've already messed with the tombstones, so let's give the glass case a 
turn.  PUSH CASE, and you'll reveal a stairway that goes down!  Make sure you 
have your candle and that it's lit, because it's dark down there.  

In fact, almost every area you go to will be dark, so you'll almost always need 
to keep a light source with you.  If you don't have a light source, you can 
still continue, but you won't get any information about the room you're in, 
such as visible exits or visible objects.  This means you'd basically have to 
memorize the game layout or just blindly follow a walkthrough.  Also, you'll 
need fire for more than just seeing at some points in the game, so you can't 
actually complete the game if your candle goes out.

When you're feeling up to it, type DOWN to enter your first new room.


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YOU ARE IN A SHALLOW TUNNEL.  THE WALLS ARE MADE OF PACKED EARTH.

Too bad this rooms sucks and nothing will ever happen here.  Just head NORTH, 
and try not to think about how much you hate this room.

YOU ARE AT THE END OF THE DIRT TUNNEL.

Here you'll see a decapitated hand and a hand shovel.  If you decide to take 
the shovel, Mr Hand will kill you, giving you death 1.  (You can check the 
deaths section for the description of this and any other death).  You need that 
shovel though, so to get rid of that pesky decapitated hand BURN HAND WITH 
CANDLE.

THE HAND BEGINS TO BUBBLE AND BLISTER.  THE HAND BURNS AND DISINTEGRATES.

Now you're free to GET SHOVEL.  You're done here, so go SOUTH and then UP to 
get back to the room you started the game in.  Well, the only thing different 
now is that you have the shovel, so try using that by just typing DIG.

YOU UNCOVER SOMETHING!

That something is a rusty knob which is conveniently placed in the ground.  As 
everyone knows, when you find a knob in the ground, you should PULL KNOB.

YOU PULL THE KNOB AND HEAR A GRINDING SOUND COME FROM THE POSITION OF THE 
TOMBSTONES.  A HIDDEN TUNNEL THROUGH THE STONES IS REVEALED!

Now there's a new visible exit, so go EAST.

YOU ARE IN A 20 FOOT CRAWLWAY.  THERE IS A PECULIAR ODOR FROM THE EAST.

This place is also pretty boring, but there's a butterknife, so get that by 
typing GET KNIFE.  You won't be using this until much later in the game, but 
you may as well get it now to put it in a more convenient location.  Then 
continue on to the EAST.

YOU ARE IN A BLOODY LABORATORY.  A TRAIL OF FRESH BLOOD LEADS SOUTH.  SOUNDS 
EMINATE FROM BEHIND THE WALLS.

Here you'll see a lab table and a flask.  The important thing to do here is to 
*not* go east, or you'll get death 2.  Also, you won't need the flask for a 
long time, but it's nice to have all of this stuff in one place, so I'd 
recommend getting it now with GET FLASK.  Trails of blood are fun to follow, so 
go SOUTH.


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THERE HAS BEEN A MASSACRE IN THIS ROOM.  BLOOD STILL DRIPS FROM THE CEILING.  
THERE IS AN ORANGE BUTTON ON THE EAST WALL.

There's a corpse and a decapitated head in this room, both of which have some 
useful objects for you.  However, you're going to need some more inventory 
space first.  You won't need most of the stuff you have now until much later, 
so DROP KNIFE, DROP SHOVEL, and DROP FLASK.  Keep the candle though, you need 
that to see.

Now, it's time to get some new stuff to fill up your lonely little inventory.  
Let's start with LOOK HEAD.

A STEEL ROD SKEWERED THROUGH THE HEAD HOLDS IT FIRMLY IN PLACE.
YOU FIND AN ID CARD UNDER THE HEAD!!!

Again, the card ends up on the ground, so pick it up with GET ID.  Now, let's 
focus on the corpse.  Just looking at the corpse won't be enough to find his 
treasures.  That mean old corpse has hidden his item away, so you're going to 
have to SEARCH CORPSE to get it.  

YOU FIND A SMALL VIAL!

GET VIAL and it will be yours.  Defiling corpses has never been more 
profitable!  By the way, don't drink the contents of the vial or you'll get 
death 3. There's no need to mess with the orange button for now, we'll come 
back for that later.  (If you do decide to mess around with that though, note 
that pressing the violet button will get you death 4).  For now, let's go 
SOUTH.

BLOOD STAINS THE FLOOR OF THIS ROOM.  PIECES OF FUR LIE MATTED ON THE FLOOR.

In this room, you'll see a dog corpse and a cassette player.  That dog is full 
of ants and germs, so don't pick it up right now unless you want to get death 
5.  But you do want that tape player, so GET PLAYER.  You don't have any tapes 
at the moment, so there's nothing left to do here except go EAST.


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YOU ARE IN A SMALL ROOM.  THE BLOOD ON THE FLOOR TRICKLES IN FROM THE ROOM TO 
THE WEST.

Right now there's a giant spiderweb blocking any further progress.  If for some 
reason you brought the butterknife with and try to cut web with knife, you'll 
get death 6, so don't do that.  The web is also fireproof, so the candle won't 
work.  What will work is dissolving it with the liquid in the vial.  But note 
that the vial is corked to prevent premature spilling, so don't just throw it 
and lose it forever.  First OPEN VIAL.

OKAY.  IT'S UNCORKED.  THE LIQUID SMELLS SICKLY SWEET.

Now you can THROW VIAL AT WEB, to teach that web what happens when things get 
in your way.  You think he'd have learned from the lesson you gave to that 
mangled corpse, but I guess webs aren't all that smart.

OKAY.  YOU THROW A VIAL AT A SWAYING WEB.
THE LIQUID SPLASHES OUT OF THE VIAL AS YOU THROW IT DISSOLVING THE WEB AND 
REVEALING A NEW EXIT TO THE EAST.

Now you're free to go EAST, so do it.

YOU ARE IN A ROOM OF NATIVE STONE.  THE AIR IS DANK AND MUSTY.

This room contains a jellied mass and a cassette tape.  Don't try to get mass, 
or you'll get death 7.  Just ignore him and GET TAPE.  Don't play it yet 
though, as apparently have to be in a certain room for it to do anything, and 
you only get one try.  Go WEST, WEST, NORTH, and then NORTH again to get back 
to the room with the lab table.  Now you can PLAY TAPE.

A DOOR OPENS REVEALING A SMALL SLIT EMBEDDED IN THE NORTH WALL.

Now the cassette player and tape are worthless, as the rewind button will break 
off if you try to use it.  So DROP PLAYER to get rid of the both of them.  Now, 
there's that three inch wide slit there, and the only thing you have that will 
fit in there is that ID card that the severed head was kind enough to give you. 
So I'd recommend that you PUT ID IN SLOT.

INSERTING THE CARD CAUSES A SMALL CACHE IN THE WEST WALL TO OPEN.  YOU SEE A 
SPARKLE OF LIGHT!

That sparkle of light was a diamond, which of course ended up on the ground.  
GET DIAMOND to pick it up.  Note that you don't have to do anything with the 
cache since the diamond popped out of there on its own.




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= 3b) Part 2: =
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Well, now comes a little dead end where there are no more safe rooms to enter, 
so you'll have to do something to uncover a new one.  I already told you about 
a bunch of items you won't be using for a long time, so that means all you have 
to worry about are the candle and the diamond.

We've already used the candle so many times, and the diamond is fresh and 
therefore exciting, so let's use that.  Diamond, besides being used to make 
overpriced jewelry, is a very hard substance that has been known to be used for 
cutting glass.

Also, if you remember way back to the start of the game, there's a glass case 
that had a dark object inside it that you couldn't get.  You may remember 
crying in frustration as you couldn't get it no matter what you tried.  Of 
course you can't use something like a shovel to break glass, that would just be 
silly.  You need a diamond for that!

Go WEST and then WEST again to get back to that first room with the glass case. 
Now you can finally get that object by typing CUT CASE WITH DIAMOND.

A LARGE PIECE OF GLASS FALLS DOWN INTO THE GLASS CASE REVEALING A BREATHING 
APPARATUS.

Awesome, not only do you get a nice new breathing apparatus, you also get a 
piece of glass!  The diamond is worthless now, so DROP DIAMOND.  The candle is 
starting to get lonely, so GET MASK and GET GLASS to give it some company.  
(Just a note, don't drop glass or it will break.)  Now that we have a mask, we 
can go mess with that orange button!

Go EAST, EAST, SOUTH to get back to the orange button room, and then PRESS 
BUTTON.

YOU HEAR A WHIRRING SOUND AND A DOOR IN THE WEST WALL OPENS. . .

Now for the first time you're going to have to DROP CANDLE, but don't worry, 
it's bright enough in the area where you're going to see without it.  Now go 
WEST.

YOU ARE IN A BOXLIKE ROOM.  IT IS SMALL AND CLEAN.  THERE ARE TWO BUTTONS ON 
THE WEST WALL; ONE IS BLUE AND THE OTHER VIOLET.  A BEAM OF LIGHT ISSUES FROM A 
HOLE IN THE CEILING.

Now, make sure to WEAR MASK if you haven't already, and then PRESS VIOLET 
BUTTON.


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THE WALL SLIDES CLOSED BEHIND YOU AND WARM BLOOD SPURTS FROM SMALL HOLES IN THE 
FLOOR.  THE BLOOD TRAVELS SLOWLY UP YOUR BODY . . .
THE ROOM JERKS SUDDENLY AND ALL THE BLOOD DRAINS INTO THE FLOOR.

You will have died if you weren't wearing the mask, by the way.  Also note that 
if you did bring your candle, it will have been snuffed out.  And to make 
things worse, any matches you try to use to light the candle will be duds, so 
basically lose if you don't have the candle.

Now go EAST to find out that the little box room was an elevator or something 
similar, because you'll be in a new room.

YOU ARE IN A TINY ROOM.  THE ROCK WALLS EMIT AN EERIE PHOSPHERESCENT GLOW.  
THERE IS A YELLOW BUTTON ON THE NORTH WALL AND AN ORANGE ONE ON THE WEST.

You'll notice that there is also a six foot metal rod in the room.  That will 
come in very handy, so GET ROD.  It's such a nice rod, so let's give him a 
name.  How about Rod?

Now there are no exits and two buttons, so I'd say it's time to do some button 
pressing!  The order doesn't matter, but why not PRESS YELLOW BUTTON first.

YOU HEAR A GRINDING SOUND IN THE DISTANCE.

This opened a door in another room, which we'll get to soon.  But for now, 
PRESS ORANGE BUTTON.

YOU HEAR A WHIRRING SOUND AND A DOOR IN THE WEST WALL OPENS. . .

Now we have an exit, so go WEST.  This will put you back in the 
shower/elevator.  Now we've already had plenty of interaction with the violet 
button, so this time PRESS BLUE BUTTON.

THE ROOM JERKS SUDDENLY AND ALL THE BLOOD DRAINS INTO THE FLOOR.

I didn't know there was still blood in the room, but I guess it's nice to have 
it all drained out again.  Now go EAST, and you'll be back in the room with all 
of your stuff, including the candle!


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No doubt you missed your candle while you were apart, so start by typing GET 
CANDLE.  You're done with the mask now as well, so DROP MASK.  And you still 
don't need all the other stuff you left here, so just let it be.

We need to find that door that the yellow button opened now, so go NORTH to get 
the lab table room (where we found the diamond).  Now there's a new doorway 
open to the north.  Say thanks to Mr Yellow Button, and then head NORTH!

YOU ARE IN AN EXPERIMENTAL TESTING ROOM.  THE ROOM SMELLS LIKE SOME SORT OF 
PICKLING SOLUTION.  THERE IS A BLACK AND A WHITE BUTTON ON THE NORTH WALL.

There is a large tank and a rope in this room.  If you look at the tank, you'll 
notice that there's a human form in there, as well as a metal key.  You can't 
get the key right now, so don't worry about it.  However, it's very important 
that you do *not* at any time press either of the buttons in this room, or you 
won't ever be able to get the key, which you need to complete the game.  And if 
you press both buttons, the guy in the tank will come to life and give you 
death 8.

However, you can and should get the rope.  Right now it's attached to the 
ceiling or something, so you'll have to cut it down.  That glass is nice and 
sharp, so CUT ROPE WITH GLASS.

THAT WORKED!  THE SEVERED ROPE FALLS TO THE GROUND.

Now you can GET ROPE.  And that's all we can do here for now, so you can go 
SOUTH to get back to the lab table room.  





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= 3c) The Ravine: =
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Now you might be out of ideas on where to go once again.  The only obvious 
place you haven't been yet is the room to the east of here, since that room 
likes to kill you.  But now you've got Rod to protect you, so no room can harm 
you!  Go EAST and watch Rod show that room who's boss.

YOU ARE IN A VERY LARGE ROOM.  THE WALLS HAVE BEEN SCRUBBED INCREDIBLY CLEAN.  
ONLY THE SMELLS FROM THE LABORATORY LINGER IN THIS ROOM.

SPIKES POP OUT OF THE WALLS OF THE ROOM YOU HAVE ENTERED.  THE WALLS BEGIND TO 
SQUEEZE SHUT . . .
YOUR ROD JAMS BETWEEN THE MOVING WALLS AND GRINDS THEM TO A HALT!  A HOLE HAS 
BEEN PIERCED THROUGH THE EAST WALL!

Unfortunately, you'll have to leave Rod here so that the room doesn't crush 
you, but you'll see him a few more times.  Make sure you say hi to him when you 
pass through so he knows you appreciate his sacrifice.  When you're done 
admiring Rod's work, go East through the hole he made for you.

YOU ARE AT THE WEST EDGE OF A RAVINE.  A RANCIDE ODOR PERMEATES THE AIR HERE.  
THERE ARE SOME SHARP ROCK FORMATIONS OVERHEAD.

Now we need to get across this ravine, and the obvious choice for items to use 
to cross here is the rope that we recently acquired.  First we need to attach 
it to something.  You're probably not that good at aiming ropes, so let's just 
THROW ROPE and let it worry about attaching itself.

THE ROPE GETS CAUGHT ON THE SHARP ROCKS OVER YOUR HEAD.

That was nice of those rocks to grab onto your rope for you.  The rope will 
stay here for the rest of the game, and you can use it as many times as you 
want.  Now it's time to swing across to get to the other side.  However, first 
we need to take a look at your inventory (type INV).  If you have three or 
fewer items, you will make it just fine.  However, if you have four or more 
items, you will be too heavy to make it across and will fall off to death 9.

Right now all you need is the glass and the candle, so make sure that's all you 
have.  Then type SWING to swing across to the other side, and watch the nice 
little animation!


*********** G              O **********
************  E          M  ***********
************    R      I    ***********
*************     O  N     ************
*************              ************
**************            *************
**************            *************
***************          **************
***************          **************
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              YOU MADE IT!

YOU ARE AT THE EAST EDGE OF THE RAVINE.  A PUTRID AROMA ARISES FROM THE EAST.  
YOU HEAR SOMETHING STIRRING CLOSE BY.

Now there's only one visible exit, so go EAST.


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YOU ARE IN A ROOM WITH PUDDLES OF EMBALMING FLUID BENEATH YOUR FEET.  a WOODEN 
DOOR IS TO THE SOUTH.

In this room you'll see a mutated being holding the head of a dog.  He's 
blocking your path to the north, so we'll have to kill him if we want to get 
through.  All you have now is the candle and the glass, and a candle is no 
match for a mutant.  So let's THROW GLASS AT MUTANT.

OKAY. YOU THROW A PIECE OF GLASS AT A MUTATED BEING.
THE GLASS SLASHES THROUGH THE NECK OF THE MUTANT AND HE BLEEDS FROM THE OPEN 
GASH.  THE MUTANT IS DEAD.
THE GLASS SHATTERS!!!

Fortunately, you don't have to worry about whether you'll need the glass again 
or not, since it's now gone forever.  Now we can continue on to the NORTH.

YOU ARE IN A ROOM WITH BLOOD RUNNING DOWN THE WALLS.  AT YOUR FEET ARE THE 
BRISTLES OF SOME ANIMAL.  A TRAIL OF BLOOD LEADS SOUTH.

The only thing of interest here is the magnet, so GET MAGNET and then we'll go 
back the way we came.  Go SOUTH, WEST, and then SWING to go back to the other 
side of the ravine.  You should only have the candle and the magnet with you, 
so you shouldn't have any problems making it across.

At the other side of the ravine go WEST, WEST, and then NORTH to end up in that 
room with the tank and the black and white buttons that you must not press.  
Type USE MAGNET, and if you haven't pressed either button, you'll get the key.  
If you had pressed either of the buttons, the guy in the tank will grab the key 
and you'll be pretty much screwed.

YOU DRAW THE KEY UP THE INSIDE OF THE TANK WITH THE MAGNET.  YOU GUIDE IT OVER 
THE TOP OF THE TANK AND IT FALLS OUT TO THE FLOOR OF THE ROOM.

The key is on the floor, so GET KEY to put it into your inventory.  We also 
won't be needing the magnet ever again, so DROP MAGNET to get rid of it.  Now 
you might remember seeing a locked door on the other side of the ravine, so 
let's head over there to see if we can get it unlocked.

Go SOUTH, EAST, EAST to get to the ravine.  You should have only the candle and 
the key, so you can SWING across and not die.  Then go EAST to get to the room 
where the mutant was, and there is a locked wooden door to the south.  Type 
UNLOCK DOOR to make it not locked.


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A HIDDEN SPRING PUSHES THE DOOR OPEN AS YOU UNLOCK IT.  UNFORTUNATELY, THE KEY 
WAS BROKEN IN THE LOCK AND IS LOST FOREVER.

It's not really unfortunate, since we don't want to have to worry about the key 
anymore.  Go SOUTH to get to another new room.  The best part isn't far away 
now!

YOU ARE IN A LARGE ROOM.  THE WALLS HAVE BEEN DRAPED WITH SOME RECENT CARNAGE.  
SMALL BITS OF MOSS GROW HERE.

This room just contains a vat that's full of blood and two choices for new 
paths to take.  The path to the south is an awesome path, but we're not quite 
ready to go that way yet.  Let's go WEST first.

YOU ARE IN A SMALL STOREROOM.  ONLY SMALL AMOUNTS OF BLOOD CAN BE FOUND HERE.

The only thing that will ever be of interest here is the insect-infested 
surgical gloves that are sitting on the floor, so GET GLOVES.  You may as well 
WEAR GLOVES now, since you'll need them pretty soon anyway, and it sucks to 
forget something like that.

It's time to go back to the other side of the ravine again, so go EAST, NORTH, 
WEST to get back there.  You should have only the gloves and the candle, so 
SWING across.  Then go WEST, say hi to Rod, go WEST again, SOUTH, and finally 
SOUTH.  You'll find that we've come back to the room with that dead dog in it.

Before if you tried to get the dog, you ended up dying, which is exactly what 
we're trying to avoid here.  However, now that you've got the gloves, no germs 
can harm you!  Make sure that you're actually wearing the gloves, and then GET 
DOG.  This has got to be the best possession ever, right?

Now we have to go back again, so go NORTH, NORTH, EAST, EAST to get to the 
ravine.  Now this time you'll be at maximum capacity for crossing the ravine.  
You should have the dog corpse, the gloves, the candle, and nothing else.  
SWING across, and then go EAST, SOUTH to get back to the room with the vat.




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= 3d) The Best Part: =
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Now we're ready for the best part in the game!  But first we have two 
uneventful rooms that are just there to build suspense as we get closer.  Let's 
start by going SOUTH.

THE BLOOD IN THIS ROOM IS BEING QUICKLY ABSORBED BY THE GROWTH OF MOSS CLINGING 
TO THE WALLS AND FLOOR.

You're probably getting excited already.  Now continue along the linear path by 
going EAST.

THE MOSS IS THICK IN THIS ROOM.  THE AIR IS VILE AND ALMOST UNBREATHABLE.  
STRANGE---NO BLOOD HERE.

Wow, that is strange!  Now go NORTH for the best part in the game!

THE MOSS GROWS WILD IN THIS ROOM.  IF YOU DROP SOMETHING HERE IT IS IMMEDIATELY 
ABSORBED.  YOUR FEET MAKE A SLURPING NOISE AS YOU WALK THROUGH THE MOSS.

As soon as the picture loaded, you were no doubt in awe of the green scum on 
the screen!  You'll certainly agree that this is the greatest character you've 
seen in the game, and I'll tell you now that it's better than any that you'll 
see in the rest of the game as well.  First, let's get to know Scum a little 
better with LOOK SCUM.

THE SCUM SEEMS TO BE COMPOSED OF DEAD MOSS.

Amazing!  Note that while this would seem to imply that the Scum isn't alive, 
we'll soon see that this isn't the case!  If you type LOOK MOSS, you'll look at 
the moss on the wall and find something interesting.  (While you don't have to 
look at Scum to advance in the game, you do have to look at the moss, so don't 
skip this.)

YOU PEER DEEPLY INTO THE MOSS AND SEE A SMALL RUSTY VALVE.

The valve will now be a visible object, and will also show up on the picture.  
This valve is what Scum is guarding, and any attempts to turn it will result in 
Scum forcing you to pay a penalty of one item, which will be taken from your 
inventory.  If you don't have any items to pay Scum, then you'll pay with your 
life, which I'm sure you'll agree is more than fair.  Here's the text of what 
happens when you upset Scum just to make sure you get to see it, but it's also 
death 10.

THE GRAY SCUM GLIDES BETWEEN YOU AND THE VALVE.  HE GRABS [item] THAT YOU CARRY 
AND ABSORBS IT INTO HIS MASS.

THE GRAY SCUM WRAPS AROUND YOU AND THE WORMS OF HIS BODY FEAST UPON YOUR FLESH 
UNTIL YOU DIE.

I guess Scum turns gray when he gets mad.  But don't let that happen to you, 
because you can't afford to lose any of the objects you've got with you, and 
you'll certainly want to keep your life.  If you want to go get the diamond or 
something else we don't need, you can feed that to Scum.

Unfortunately, you have to turn the valve to escape from this crypt, and we'll 
have to take advantage of Scum's trusting nature to do so.  Scum is always 
hungry, and since there's no good food (like apples) around, he'll take just 
about anything you throw at him.  In this case what you want to throw at him is 
the dog, so THROW DOG AT SCUM.

OKAY.  YOU THROW A DOG CORPSE AT A GREEN SCUM.
HE RIPS OPEN THE DOG AND BEGINS TO GORGE ON THE ENTRAILS.  HE DIES FROM EATING 
THE INFECTED BODY OF THE DOG.


----------


It's normal to feel remorse at this point, but you did what you had to do.  
After a moment of silence for Scum, TURN VALVE so we can continue in our 
attempt to get out of this horrible death-crypt.

IT TURNS AND YOU HEAR A GURGLING SOUND THROUGH THE WEST WALL.

Let's go see what caused that noise.  Go SOUTH, WEST, NORTH and you'll find 
yourself back in the room with the vat.  It seems that the gurgling sound was 
the sound of the vat draining.  Let's take a closer look at it by typing LOOK 
VAT.

THE LARGE VAT STANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM.  IT IS EMPTY.  A LARGE DRAIN 
CAN NOW BE SEEN IN THE BASE OF THE VAT.

Now there's a new visible exit of DOWN, so let's take it.

YOU ARE IN A LONG LOW PASSAGE.  BLOOD FOR THE VAT HAS DRAINED THROUGH A GRATE 
IN THE FLOOR BENEATH YOUR FEET.

There's only one new exit, so let's go EAST.

YOU ARE IN A ROOM OF NATIVE ROCK.  THE FLOORS AND WALLS HAVE BEEN CRUDELY 
CHIPPED AWAY.

The only thing of interest here, and apparently this whole basement area, is 
the hypodermic needle that you can see here.  We'll need that pretty soon, so 
type GET NEEDLE to pick it up.  Now we're done down here, and we're actually 
done with this side of the ravine entirely.

Go WEST, UP, NORTH, WEST to get back to the ravine.  You should now have in 
your inventory the surgical gloves, the candle, and the needle.  SWING across 
and then go WEST.  This will be your last time to see Rod, so make sure to say 
goodbye.  When you're done, go WEST and then SOUTH to get back to the orange 
button room where you left all of your stuff.  

We're almost to the point where we'll be needing the stuff, so let's pick it up 
now.  We're going to need the knife, the flask, the shovel, the gloves, the 
needle, and the candle.  You should already have the gloves, needle, and 
candle, so GET KNIFE, GET FLASK, and GET SHOVEL to fill up your inventory.

Now go SOUTH, EAST, EAST to return to the room with the jellied mass.  This 
time you have your needle of dark liquid, so let's see what happens if you 
INJECT MASS.

THE JELLY DISINTEGRATES AFTER INJECTION.  A TRAPDOOR IS REVEALED BENEATH WHAT 
REMAINS OF THE PURPLE MASS.

That worked out very well, and we've got a new path to follow!  First let's 
DROP NEEDLE, since we won't be needing that anymore.  Now we've got to open 
that door up, so PULL TRAPDOOR.

THE TRAPDOOR CRUMBLES AT THE TOUCH OF YOUR HAND AND YOU LOOK DOWN INTO A GLOOMY 
DARKNESS.

That sounds nice and inviting.  Note that after you go down here there's no 
turning back, so make sure you have all of your items.  To review, you should 
currently have the following in your inventory:

- a butterknife
- some surgical gloves
- a hand shovel
- a flask
- a candle-[lit]

After you're sure you have all of these items, go DOWN to enter a whole new 
area!




===============================================================================
= 3e) Railway: =
================

YOU'RE IN AN UNDERGROUND RAILWAY SYSTEM.  THE AIR IS MUSTY AND IT SEEMS NOTHING 
HAS MOVED HERE FOR CENTURIES.  PIECES OF JELLIED MASS DRIP ONTO YOUR SHOULDERS.

There's a Bunsen burner and two exits in this area.  First, let's GET BURNER to 
pick the Bunsen burner up, and then LIGHT BURNER to light it using the candle.  
This will work as a replacement for the candle, so we can DROP CANDLE now.  We 
won't be using it ever again, so say goodbye and then go WEST.

YOU ARE IN A CAVERNOUS ROOM.  OLD ROTTED TIMBERS HAVE LONG AGO GIVEN WAY TO 
AGE.  THE TRACKS LEAD EAST.  YOU CAN HEAR NOICES (<--not my typo) FROM NEARBY 
ROOMS.

Here you'll find some timbers, which will come in handy soon, so GET TIMBERS.  
That's all we need for now, so go EAST to get back to the room you just came 
from, and then EAST again.

THE RAILWAY TRACKS SPLIT HERE.  THEY BRANCH OFF TO THE EAST AND THE SOUTH.  
MICE SCURRY ACROSS THE FLOOR.

Now you've got even more choices for ways to go.  There's also a track switch 
here, but let's wait with pulling that until we have more inventory space.  
Make especially sure not to pull it if you're still relying on your candle for 
light, because it will cause the candle to go out.  Let's go SOUTH to see if we 
can free up some space in the inventory.

YOU ARE IN A ROOM THAT SMELLS STRONGLY OF VANILLA.  THE TRACKS CURVE AROUND 
TOWARD THE WEST.

I have no idea why it smells like vanilla in this room.  There's nothing here, 
so continue to the WEST.

YOU SEE THE RAILWAY TRACKS DISAPPEAR THROUGH THE WEST WALL.  THERE IS A DIAL ON 
THE NORTH WALL.  THE SMELL OF VANILLA IS VERY FAINT HERE.

You'll see a dial and a cake of lard in this area.  The dial is stuck good, so 
you can't turn it right now.  That cake of lard is apparently not something you 
can get, so let's try to just get a little piece of it.  To do this, CUT LARD 
WITH KNIFE.

YOU CUT A SMALL SLICE OF LARD FROM THE CAKE.  UNFORTUNATELY, YOU BROKE YOUR 
BUTTERKNIFE.

That's fine, we're done with the knife anyway.  Now there's a slice of lard on 
the ground, so GET SLICE.  The slice of lard would make a good lubricant for 
the dial, but unfortunately it's too solid as it is.  That's why we brought the 
burner!  We also need a container for the lard if we're going to melt it, so 
let's PUT SLICE IN FLASK.  Now you can MELT SLICE WITH BURNER to turn the lard 
into a grease that can be used on the dial, and then GREASE DIAL.

AS YOU LUBRICATE THE DIAL, IT SLOWLY BEGINS TO SPIN CLOCKWISE WITHOUT YOUR AID. 
. . THE WEST WALL LIFTS INTO THE CEILING.

We're done with the flask, so DROP FLASK.  Now let's check out the room we just 
opened by going WEST.


----------


YOU ARE IN A STONE CHAMBER.  INSECTS RETREAT FROM YOUR LIGHT.  THE TRACKS LEAD 
EAST AND WEST.

There's nothing here, so just continue to the WEST.

YOU ARE IN A LARGE CAVERN OF EARCH.  THE RAILWAY TRACKS END HERE.  TO THE EAST 
YOU NOTICE AN ASCENDING STAIRWAY.

There's only one way to go, which is UP!

YOU ARE AT THE TOP OF A DARK STAIRWAY.

This is just another filler room, so continue WEST.

YOU ARE IN A LOW DIRT ROOM.  FRESH PUDDLES OF BLOOD LIE THROUGHOUT THE ROOM 
STAINING THE FLOOR.  INSECTS HUNGRILY FEED ON THE BLOOD.

There's nothing to do here again, but now there are two choices for directions 
to take.  We can't do anything to the west yet, so let's go SOUTH.

YOU ARE AT THE NORTH END OF A LONG DIRT ROOM.  AN EVIL-SMELLING MUD TRENCH LIES 
IN THE CENTER OF THE ROOM.  PUDDLES OF BLOOD LIE ON THE GROUND HERE.

It's a good thing we went and got those timbers, because we can use them to 
MAKE BRIDGE.

YOU BUILD A CRUDE BRIDGE ACROSS THE TRENCH.

Now we can continue to the SOUTH.

YOU ARE AT THE SOUTHERN END OF THE DIRT ROOM.  A HORRID STENCH ARISES FROM THE 
TRENCH.

There's nothing here, so just continue to the EAST.

YOU ARE IN A DUSTY ANTECHAMBER.  A FOUL ODOR COMES FROM THE WEST.

This is one of the most boring rooms ever, just continue EAST.

YOU ARE AT A 'DEAD END'.  THERE'S A SMALL HOLE IN THE EAST WALL AND FRESH AIR 
ENTERS FROM THE OPENING.

There are some nice earplugs here, as well as a dead (yet comely) mole.  You 
need the earplugs, so GET EARPLUGS.  You don't need the mole for anything ever, 
so you can just leave him there.  He apparently burrowed his way in by way of 
that hole in the wall, and then died somehow.  I haven't found any use for him 
or for the hole he made, so it's probably just to give you false hope of 
freedom.

This is a dead end, so let's backtrack out.  Go WEST, WEST, NORTH, NORTH, EAST, 
DOWN, EAST, EAST, EAST, NORTH.  This will take you back to the room with the 
track switch.





===============================================================================
= 3f) Another Part: =
=====================

Now you can choose to either do the switch part which takes you west, or the 
part to the east.  I'm going to do the part to the east first, but if my way 
isn't good enough you can do west first.  Both parts start and end at the track 
switch, so you shouldn't have any trouble if you're more of a west fan.

East Part:
----------
We're at the track switch now, so let's go EAST and see what's over there.

YOU ARE IN A ROOM ENTIRELY FILLED WITH SOIL.  THE TRACKS DISAPPEAR UNDER THE 
MIRE.

There's a torch here, which you don't actually need if you have the burner. You 
can replace it in the same way you upgraded from the candle to the burner if 
you'd like (GET TORCH, LIGHT TORCH, DROP BURNER), but this is completely 
optional.  The torch isn't why we came to this room.

You'll note that this room is filled on soil, which is traditionally diggable.  
We didn't bring that shovel for nothing, so let's DIG.

YOU UNCOVER A SMALL STAIRWELL DOWN.

We're done with the shovel now, so you can DROP SHOVEL.  Then go DOWN.

YOU ARE IN A SMALL CHAMBER OF NATIVE ROCK.  THE AIR IS COLD AND DAMP.

There's nothing here, so just go EAST.

THIS ROOM IS AN ANTECHAMBER OF THE ROOM WEST.  THERE IS DRIED BLOOD NEAR THE 
ENTRANCE NORTH.

This room itself is boring, but don't continue on just yet.  First WEAR PLUGS 
to put on the earplugs.  Trust me, you'll be glad you did.  Now you can go 
NORTH.

YOU ARE IN A SMALL GRANITE CHAMBER.

YOU HEAR A FAINT SCREECHING SOUND AROUND YOU.

If you weren't wearing your earplugs, that faint screeching sound would give 
you death 11.  In this room is a barrel of blackpowder and an inscription.  
Make sure that you do *not* look inscription, because that will get you death 
12.  Interestingly, you can get the inscription but you can't drop it or do 
anything with it, so you probably don't want to get it.  We came here for the 
barrel of blackpowder, so you do want to GET BARREL.  That's the only thing we 
need here, so let's leave.

Go SOUTH, WEST, UP to get back to the surface.  We're done with the earplugs 
now, so you can DROP PLUGS.  Now let's go WEST to get back to the track switch. 


West Part:
----------
Make sure you have the torch, not the candle, and then PULL SWITCH.

YOU HEAR A RUMBLING SOUND TO THE WEST.  A GUST OF RANCID AIR RUSHES PAST YOU. . 
.

That air would have put out your candle, but it's no match for your 
burner/torch!  That sound you just heard was the sound of a door opening, and 
after you perform three actions, it will close again.  It also takes exactly 
three moves to get through the door, so don't waste your moves here.  If you do 
anything except move west (including save), you'll have to pull the switch 
again to get another try.  You seem to have unlimited tries, so don't worry 
about screwing this up too much.

Go WEST, WEST, WEST.

YOU'RE IN A HUGE CHAMBER OF SMOOTH DIRT.  THE TRACKS HAVE BEEN OBLITERATED.  
THERE IS A TINY YELLOW BUTTON ON THE NORTH WALL OF THIS UPWARD SLOPING ROOM.

THE EAST WALL SLAMS CLOSED BEHIND YOU!!!

That was your three actions, so the door has closed.  But that's okay, I'm sure 
you'll figure out a way to get it to open again.  Unless of course you didn't 
bring the gloves, in which case you are as good as dead.  For now, you'll see 
that there's a fuse in this room, so GET FUSE.  That will come in handy, 
although not for a while.

Now, what's interesting about this place is that you never have to go to the 
room north of here.  There is nothing in there, and never will be, which makes 
that the only room that you never have to enter to complete the game.

If you'd like, you can go NORTH just for fun, though.  

YOU ARE IN AN UPWARD SLOPING EARTHEN CORRIDOR.

The only thing in here is a sign, which you can read by typing READ SIGN.

MOST OF THE SIGN IS SMEARED WITH BLOOD.  ALL YOU CAN MAKE OUT IS 'H... VOLT...'

This is, of course, supposed to say "high voltage."  That's all there is here, 
so you can go back SOUTH now.  

The sign in the room to the north is correct, there is indeed high voltage in 
here.  Pressing the yellow button with your bare hands will result in you 
getting death 13.  However, your magical gloves protect you from harm, so make 
sure you're wearing them (i.e. - type WEAR GLOVES if you took them off), and 
then PRESS BUTTON.

THE WALL OPENS TO THE EAST!!!

We're now done with the gloves, so you can DROP GLOVES if you'd like.  It 
doesn't really matter at this point, as our inventory space problems are over.

Go EAST, EAST, EAST to get back to the track switch.


After East and West parts:
--------------------------
Now that we've got both the barrel and the fuse, we're ready to do the hard 
part.  Go SOUTH, WEST, WEST, WEST, UP, WEST to get to the room with the blood-
eating insects and two choices for directions to go.  Now we're ready to go 
WEST here.

YOU ARE IN A LONG TWISTING CORRIDOR.  TINY WATER DROPLETS LIE ON THE FLOOR.

We've got plenty of inventory space, so let's go ahead and GET AXE to get the 
axe that's sitting on the ground.  Then continue NORTH.





===============================================================================
= 3g) The End =
===============

YOU ARE IN A GRANITE CHAMBER.  BODIES OF MEN ARE IMAPLED PAPER-THIN AGAINST THE 
WALLS.  SOME GREAT FORCE HAS SENT THEM TO OBLIVION.

The description of the bodies suggest that there was some kind of explosion 
here, so let's try to recreate that.  The first step is to combine your fuse 
and barrel into a bomb by typing MAKE BOMB.

YOU NOW HAVE A BOMB.

You should save the game right now, because this next part is timed and 
difficult (depending on what version of the game you're playing).  Also, I'd 
recommend that you turn off sound with Ctrl-S and pictures with Ctrl-P so you 
don't have to wait for those to play before you can do anything.  Now, you need 
to LIGHT BOMB, but as soon as you do this the timer will start.

OKAY, IT'S BURNING. . .  RUN FOR YOU LIFE!

Now you need to type DROP BOMB and then S to go south as quickly as you can.  
If you have spare time for some reason (wink), just wait here until the time 
runs out.  If you didn't make it out in time, you'll get death 14.

YOU HEAR A LOUD EXPLOSION!!!
FALLING ROCKS!!!

[All of the text will now slowly fall to the bottom of the screen one character 
at a time, probably to simulate falling rocks.  No, you can't skip this.]

+==  ==  = = ==
YOU =RE =N A=LO== =
TIN=AWA IR DROPNG=T====
+--Y--- E-=----LETSWIST=== =
VIS-BLE=-B-ECTS-----LIEING C== =====
+--i---TO-J----:NONE----ON=TOR-IDOR.=
VIS-BLE--X-TS:N-------------HERFLOOR.==+
+==I===-E=I====ORTH,EAST---------------+
YOU=HEA==A=LOUD=============-----------+
FALLINGRROCKS!!!EXPLOSION!!!===========+

After the "rocks" are done falling, go NORTH to see if the bomb did anything.


----------


THE IRON DOOR IN THE NORTH WALL HAS BEEN BLOWN DOWN!!!

Well that's good news!  Let's go NORTH.

YOU ARE IN A TWISTING CORRIDOR OF DUSTY EARTH.  FOOTPRINTS FOLLOW THE PATH 
NORTH.

Unfortunately, there are no new visible exits for you here and the door to the 
north is locked.  The footprints suggest that someone else went through that 
door, so we probably can too.  That door is made of wood, and we still haven't 
used that axe we found.  Let's try it out by typing USE AXE.

YOU USE THE AXE AND BREAK A HOLE IN THE WOODEN DOOR.

That allows you to pass through the door, so let's go NORTH.

YOU CAN HEAR WIND HOWLING IN THE DISTANCE.

This is the last room of the game!  And like many of the rooms, there is 
nothing of interest in it.  When you're ready to complete your escape, go UP to 
rise out of the crypt and to freedom!

YOU ARE IN THE BOTTOM OF A FALSE GRAVE LOOKING OUT.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY ESCAPED.  YOUR GAME IS NOW OVER.

YOU HAVE EARNED 70 EXPERIENCE POINTS.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY AGAIN[ ]

Well, that's it.   The ending is probably less interesting than most of the 
deaths, but at least you're alive and free.

Every time I've completed the game I've gotten 70 experience points, so I'd 
assume that's both the minimum and the maximum amount of points you can get.  
If that's true, that means that experience points are completely pointless, but 
that's okay.  At least you're alive, right?  And free!




*******************************************************************************
* 4) Deaths: *
**************

These are all of the ways that I've found you can die in this game.  Note that 
there are some SPOILERS for the game in this section.

Also, there are many ways to make the game impossible to win that don't involve 
deaths, such as losing items that you need.  These are not listed here, this 
section is for just the things that will kill you dead.  Enjoy!



Death 1
-------
When you first meet the dismembered hand, he is very protective of the shovel.  
This is what happens if you try to GET SHOVEL while the hand is still around:

THE HAND GRABS YOUR WRIST AND SLOWLY CLIMBS YOUR ARM.  IT REACHES YOUR NECK AND 
RIPS A LARGE PIECE OF YOUR THROAT AWAY.  YOU ARE DEAD.



Death 2
-------
As soon as you enter a certain room, this will happen if Rod isn't there to 
protect you:

SPIKES POP OUT OF THE WALLS OF THE ROOM YOU HAVE ENTERED.  THE WALLS BEGIN TO 
SQUEEZE SHUT . . .
THE SPIKES BEGIN TO PIERCE YOUR BODY . . .
THEY PENETRATE THE TEMPLES OF YOUR HEAD AND ENTER YOU BRAIN.  YOU ARE DEAD.



Death 3
-------
Early in the game, you will come across a vial of mystery liquid.  If you OPEN 
VIAL and then DRINK VIAL, this will happen:

THE ACID BEGINS TO DECOMPOSE YOUR MOUTH AND YOU DIE FROM PAIN.



Death 4
-------
There is a room that can be opened by pressing the orange button in the 
corpse/head room.  In this room are two buttons, blue and violet.  Pressing the 
violet button without a mask on will get you this result:

THE WALL SLIDES CLOSED BEHIND YOU AND WARM BLOOD SPURTS FROM SMALL HOLES IN THE 
FLOOR.  THE BLOOD TRAVELS SLOWLY UP YOUR BODY. . .
YOU CHOKE TO DEATH ON WARM BLOOD!



Death 5
-------
If you try to GET DOG with your bare hands, this will happen:

THE DOG'S GERMS ALL LEAP FROM THE DOG IN A GENTLE MIST. . . LAND UPON YOUR 
BODY, INFECT AND KILL YOU.



Death 6
-------
When you come across the spider web, you can try to CUT WEB WITH KNIFE.  This 
is what will happen if you do that:

AS YOU ATTEMPT TO CUT THE WEB, YOU GET SUCKED INTO ITS SINEWY FIBERS.  SPIDERS 
CRAWL ONTO THE WEB AND SLOWLY POISON YOU. . .



Death 7
-------
You will eventually meet a harmless looking jellied mass, but you'll learn that 
it isn't as harmless as it looks if you try to GET MASS:

AS YOU TOUCH THE JELLY, IT WRAPS ITSELF AROUND YOUR ARM AND PULLS YOU DOWN.  
THE JELLY SLIDES OVER YOUR HEAD AND INTO YOUR MOUTH.  IT WORKS ITS WAY DOWN 
YOUR THROAT, AND YOU CHOKE TO DEATH.



Death 8
-------
There's a tank with a human figure of some kind in it, and near this tank is a 
black button and a white button.  Pressing either of these buttons will cause 
this:

A CHARGE OF ELECTRICITY FLOWS THROUGH THE LIQUID CAUSING THE EYES OF THE BODY 
TO OPEN.  HE GRINS.

This is enough to lose the game for you if you haven't already gotten the key 
from the tank, but you won't die.  If you press the other button, though, 
you'll get this:

ANOTHER CHARGE OF ELECTRICITY FLOWS THROUGH THE LIQUID.  THE BODY BREAKS THE 
PLASTIC TANK AND DISMEMBERS YOU.



Death 9
-------
If you have four or more items in your inventory when you SWING across the 
ravine, you won't be able to make it to the other side.  This is what that 
looks like (although in the game it's animated):

*********** G                **********
************  E             ***********
************    R           ***********
*************     OO       ************
*************      H       ************
**************            *************
**************     N      *************
***************    O     **************
***************    O     **************
****************   O    ***************
YOU WERE CARRYING TOO MANY THINGS!



Death 10
-------
When you meet Scum, you'll find that he's protecting a valve on the wall.  If 
you try to TURN VALVE while Scum is still around, he won't be happy (and will 
apparently turn gray with anger).  Fortunately, getting a new item calms him 
down, and he'll spare your life:

THE GRAY SCUM GLIDES BETWEEN YOU AND THE VALVE.  HE GRABS [item] THAT YOU CARRY 
AND ABSORBS IT INTO HIS MASS.

However, if you don't have any items in your inventory left to calm his anger, 
Scum will get violent:

THE GRAY SCUM WRAPS AROUND YOU AND THE WORMS OF HIS BODY FEAST UPON YOUR FLESH 
UNTIL YOU DIE.



Death 11
--------
The small granite chamber where the barrel is has an unexplained loud 
background noise in it that will kill you if you aren't wearing ear protection.

AS YOU ENTER THE ROOM A SHRILL SOUND PENETRATES YOUR HEAD AND BURSTS YOUR 
EARDRUMS.  YOU DIE FROM HEMORRAGE.



Death 12
--------
In the same room as the loud noise is an inscription.  If you LOOK INSCRIPTION, 
you'll find a message from Medea.  This is the only possible interaction you 
can have with Medea, but unfortunately it also kills you (kind of).  I guess 
this means that you can't actually interact with Medea in the game at all.  
This is what the inscription says:

MANY HAVE TRIED AND MANY HAVE FAILED.  BECAUSE YOU LACK STRENGTH, YOU HAVE 
FAILED ME ALSO!  YOU ARE NOT WORTHY OF ME. . .
. . .OR YOUR LIFE!
IT IS SIGNED. . .MEDEA!



Death 13
--------
In the railway is a yellow button in the high voltage area.  If you press it 
with your bare hands, this is what happens:

A THOUSAND VOLTS OF ELECTRICITY FLOWS THROUGH YOUR BODY AND YOU DIE.  WHAT A 
SHOCKER!



Death 14
--------
Near the end of the game, you'll have to plant a bomb and get out of the room 
before it goes off.  If you are too slow, this is the result:

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMM





*******************************************************************************
* 5) Easter Eggs: *
*******************

Pretty much every game of this type has a few extra commands that are just for 
fun.  It's likely that I don't have all such commands listed, but these are the 
ones that I've found.  If I find more, I will add them in future updates.

Swim:
-----
If you type SWIM in most rooms, the game will say:
NOT YET, BUT MAYBE LATER. . .

However, eventually in the game you will get to a room with the blood-filled 
vat.  If you type SWIM here, this is the result:
SICKO!!!



Jump:
-----
If you type JUMP anywhere, this is the response:
WHEEEEEEEE!!!





*******************************************************************************
* 6) Sequential List of Commands: *
***********************************

This is like a more to-the-point version of the walkthrough.  Basically, this 
is all of the commands you need to enter in the correct order to complete the 
game.  The main walkthrough might get a little confusing to follow, so I 
thought I'd include this section for those that prefer fewer details.  If you 
wonder why something is done in a certain order/way, or if something doesn't 
seem to work correctly for you, then you should check the walkthrough section 
for more details.


START

get candle
pull tombstone
look crypt
get matches
light candle
drop matches
push case
down
north
burn hand with candle
get shovel
south
up
dig
pull knob
east
get knife
east
get flask
south
drop knife
drop shovel
drop flask
look head
get id
search corpse
get vial
south
get player
east
open vial
throw vial at web
east
get tape
west
west
north
north
play tape
drop player
put id in slot
get diamond

----------

west
west
cut case with diamond
drop diamond
get mask
get glass
east
east
south
press button
drop candle
west
wear mask
press violet button
east
get rod
press yellow button
press orange button
west
press blue button
east
get candle
drop mask
north
north
(Note - do not ever press any buttons here)
cut rope with glass
get rope
south

----------

east
east
throw rope
(Note - you die if you swing with four or more objects)
swing
east
throw glass at mutant
north
get magnet
south
west
swing

west
west
north
use magnet
get key
drop magnet
south
east
east
swing

east
unlock door
south
west
get gloves
wear gloves
east
north
west
swing

west
west
south
south
get dog
north
north
east
east
swing

east
south

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south
east
north
(Note - look at how awesome Scum is)
look moss
throw dog at scum
turn valve
south
west
north
look vat
down
east
get needle
west
up
north
west
swing

west
west
south
get knife
get flask
get shovel
south
east
east
inject mass
drop needle
pull trapdoor
(Note - there is no going back after you go down here)
down

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get burner
light burner
drop candle
west
get timbers
east
east
south
west
cut lard with knife
get slice
put slice in flask
melt slice with burner
grease dial
drop flask
west
west
up
west
south
make bridge
south
east
east
get plugs
west
west
north
north
east
down
east
east
east
north

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east
(Optional: get torch, light torch, drop burner)
dig
drop shovel
down
east
wear plugs
north
(Note - do not look at the inscription)
get barrel
south
west
up
drop plugs
west
pull switch
west
west
west
get fuse
(Note - you must be wearing gloves for this)
push button
drop gloves
east
east
east
south
west
west
west
up
west
west
get axe
north

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make bomb
(Note - this part is timed and must be done quickly.  
 You should also turn off sound with ctrl-s and pictures with ctrl-p for this.)
light bomb
drop bomb
south (or just s)

north
north
use axe
north
up

THE END




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* 7) Revision History: *
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This is where you can find out what changes happened between different versions 
of the FAQ, and when the previous versions were completed.

Current Version (1.00):
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This is the first submitted version of the FAQ.  It should be pretty much done, 
although I might make some changes to the layout or something in a future 
update.


January 16, 2005 - Version 0.00:
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The guide is first started, and of course it isn't submitted since it doesn't 
contain any information yet.




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* 8) Credits/Contact Information: *
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If you have any questions that aren't answered in the FAQ, corrections and/or 
additions, or just comments about the FAQ in general, then you can email them 
to me at blood_storm@hotmail.com.  Please try to put something in the subject 
about this game or this FAQ.  

I should warn you that I tend get pretty lazy with checking email, so you might 
not get a timely response.  And if you don't get a response within a month or 
two, you might want to resend if you still need a reply.

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