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"And Fretsham the Fortunate?" you ask hopefully.
"A fatality!" the Inquisitor booms. "Here," he says with evaporating patience, "take these and be of good cheer." He thrusts into your hands two things: a brass lantern of dubious quality; and a plastic sword of no antiquity or use whatsoever.
"But what of Kolchack the --"
"Enough! Kolchack is contracted. Remember, who is the boss of you!" He pauses briefly as if awaiting a reply. Then without warning, he answers his own question. "Me! I am the boss of you! Now begone!"
And with that, you embark on...
ZORK: THE UNDISCOVERED UNDERGROUND, A TEXT ADVENTURE PREQUEL TO ZORK GRAND INQUISITOR
Copyright 1997 by Activision Inc.
Written by Marc Blank and Mike Berlyn, programmed by Gerry Kevin Wilson.
Release 16 / Serial number 970828 / Inform v6.13 Library 6/2
Standard interpreter 1.0
You are standing at the entrance of a narrow, waist-high tunnel that winds out of sight to the northeast. This, you have been told, is the entrance to the newfound areas of the Great Underground Empire. In your left hand hangs a rather unconvincing
replica of the traditional adventurer's brass lantern. In the other is an ersatz-Elvish sword of no antiquity whatsoever. Its plastic blade, dull as a bread knife, barely reflects the lantern's dim and uneven glow.