Key & Compass presents:
Paulinus fights for Christianity
by Gretchen, Kate, Alanah, and Will

Paulinus fights for Christianity is a Z-machine interactive fiction story written with Inform 7 and is © 2008 by Gretchen, Kate, Alanah, and Will. It was a school project at the Cincinatti County Day School.

In this religious game, you play as Paulinus, a Christian missionary. Use bribes and coercion to convert this Germanic town to Christianity, starting with their king. If you do things in the right order, you'll be able to burn their pagan idols and replace them with Christian relics.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the story.

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Bothie street RoyalHouse meadhall theater temple burningfield


> verbose.

> x cross. take it. x bible. take it.

> x torch. (Don't take the torch yet.)

> x Lutgardis. ask her about mission.

> s.


> x Horsa. ask Horsa about Germanic values.

> ask him about comitatus. ask him about sacrifice.

> ask him about feuds.

> sw.

Royal House

> x king. x queen.

> ask queen about Germanic religion.

> ask queen about convert.

> ask queen about spread of Christianity.

> give bible to king. give cross to king.

> ask king about Christianity.

> ask king about relics. ask king about idols.

> e. e. e.


Make sure you're not carrying the torch when talking to Fendrel about idols, or he won't answer.

Note: The street is not actually accessible to the north.

> x idols. x Fendrel.

> ask Fendrel about Germanic religion.

> ask Fendrel about Christianity.

> ask Fendrel about idols.

> ask Fendrel about sacrifice.

> ask Fendrel about temple.

King Edwin arrives, hopefully to help you convert Fendrel.

> ask king about convert Fendrel. (+5)

> w. nw. n.


> take torch. s. se. e.


> take idols.

> s.

burning field

> burn idols. (+5. People now in theater.)

> nw.


> x pagans. ask pagans about paganism.

> tell pagans about Christianity.

> ask pagans about bible.

> tell pagans about what you have to say. (+5)

You suggest going to the mead hall for a Christian feast.

> w.

mead hall

> x relics. x new.

> ask king about the people.

*** You have won ***






You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 0, in some turns.

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