Some dragons are bad and it is even rumoured that some dragons are good but in
this kingdom the only 'good' dragon is a 'dead' dragon! Or so the local
inhabitants would have you think. For they were the unfortunate ones who had to
share their kingdom with one of the 'baddest' dragons of all times ... the
Smaegor, the mightiest of dragons, had the nation in a grip of terror. Not only
had he stolen the King's 'Staff-of-Office' but he was also doubling his demands
in regards to the yearly tribute that was paid to him. This tribute (to use the
word very loosely) was normally paid in gold but this time around Smaegor wanted
*twice* as much of the stuff as normal. Failure to agree to his demands could only
lead to the destruction of all crops and the burning of many fine homes .. for
this was always how it went when the demands of a dragon went unheeded!! Not
only that, but Smaegor had vowed to do some totally 'unmentionable' things with
several fair maidens of the kingdom.
Naturally many brave men volunteered their services in an attempt to thwart
Smaegor'S plans, in fact you were one of the first to approach the King. However
you were not considered to be a serious candidate for the position - lacking in
moral fibre, were the words used by some of the courtiers! However all this was
to change in the space of a few short weeks and you were ordered to appear in
front of the King. It seemed that you were now the only able-bodied person left
in the kingdom ... Smaegor had disposed of all the others!!!
The King informs you that you are the last hope of the nation and that if you
fail then the future would indeed be bleak. For there was simply not enough gold
in the Treasury to satisfy the greed of Smaegor and without that gold all would
be lost. Glancing down at the floor the King mumbles something about you needing
to return with the lost staff in order to prove you had defeated the beast and
then shuffles away to leave you to embark upon your journey.
So with a brave face you set out the very next morning. You soon find yourself
at the northern gateway - ahead lies uncharted territory. Your only possession
being a cloak that the King had thrust into your hands before he shuffled off
into the shadows...
The game will accept all the standard inputs such as EXAMINE, LOOK, SAVE and LOAD. However it will also accept one or two more obscure commands TRANSLATE, RIDE and LOOK BEHIND. Use the command PUT ALL INTO RUCKSACK to save on space.
Whilst a routine to save your position to ram is included in the game it is
advisable to save to tape or disk if you wish to keep a permanent record of your
progress through the game.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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