Once more, Dennis F. Francombe has delved into the world
of legend and fable for his "inspiration" and this time
around it was the turn of the Welsh to come up with the
heroes and the villains of the piece.
The Story So Far
The night air was warm and balmy, or at least it had been
when the rounds of story-telling had first begun and the
horns first filled with mead, but now as night drew in and
the long shadows came closer a certain chill descended upon
the assembled throng and a cry for more wood to be heaped on
the fire went up.
People drew closer to the fire, not for warmth but more for
comfort, and the brightness of the flames flickered in the
eyes of those that were closest. A small plume of smoke
spiralled up from the centre of the blaze and then blended
effortlessly with the dark night sky above.
The horns of mead exchanged hands and a shower of sparks rose
into the night as another log was heaved into place. Then as
the Druids concluded the ceremony a cry for "Taliesin Of The
Shining Brow" went up and all who had gathered there turned to
watch his entrance.
The Bard of Cymru paused for a moment, fortified himself with long and hearty draughts from his horn, and then raised his voice for all to hear...
The hubbub ceased at once.
"know that in the time of the tribes, Hag Ceridwen held the soul of Gwion Bach and that the boy spent his life tending the cauldrons of the witch - along with the aid of old, dumb Arwan. On this day of which I tell, Gwion was moving the cauldron to tend the fire, when some boiling drops of the liquid it contained fell upon the lips of the kneeling Arwan ... "
The fire sparkles then crackles, and great flames leap high into the dark night sky... and suddenly you become a boy again - trapped by Hag Ceridwen and evil spells...
Use the commands RAMSAVE and RAMLOAD to store a game position in memory but always use the standard SAVE and LOAD in order to make a more permanent record on tape or disk.
The game will recognise all the usual commands, along with such others as LISTEN and SLIDE. It is also possible to get various characters to carry out your bidding. So simply say use the format - SAY TO GWYN "FOLLOW ME" and if they are able to they will.
The object of the game is to find the Spell Bond and regain your true form once again.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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