Key & Compass presents:
Tuuli is a Z-machine interactive fiction story written with Inform 7 and is © 2017 by Daurmith and Ruber Eaglenest. It was an entry in IF Comp 2017 where it took 16th place.
In this short story, you play as Lenne-who-would-be-the-witch. You wake screaming, knowing that Mákke is dead, knowing that Mákke is no longer the witch, and knowing that black ships approach the village, bringing death. Afraid, you also know what you now must do. You must perform the ritual and summon the storm.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the story.
beach In the
village In Mákke's
In Mákke's hut
> x me. i. x dress.
> x bed. x pallet. x chest.
> open chest. x knife. x oil. x sponge.
> take chest. out.
In the village
> x village. x path. (Prints head north.)
> x mountain. n.
> x cloak. take it. wear it.
> x stone. touch it.
> x cliff.
Mákke has fallen. You must talk to Árvet.
On the beach
> x Arvet. x albatross. talk to Arvet.
This isn't the only way this conversation can go, but I don't think you can avoid your destiny here either:
> 1. 1. 2. 1. 1. 1.
> 2. 2. 1. 1. 1.
You must perform the ritual.
> e. n. n.
They put the body on the witch stone.
> 1. 1. 1. (Panu gives you the wineskin. They leave.)
> x body. x Akka.
> x wineskin. x Ukko.
> rub body. remove clothes. (using the knife)
> clean body. (using oil and sponge)
> cut Akka. SPACE
> summon the storm. g. g. g. g. g.
> cut me. summon the storm.
> stab Akka. SPACE
On the beach
Talk to Chief Árvet:
> talk to chief.
> 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
Examine what's here. When you're done, go east to end this story.
> x bodies. x me. x wound. x albatross. x sea.
The village is safe, but you've paid a heavy price, Witch Lenne.
*** The End ***
Lenne-who-would-be-the-witch is the player-character.
Mákke is the witch. That is, she was the witch until she fell from the cliff and died.
Árvet is chief. He will talk to you on the beach after you find Mákke, and after you perform the ritual.
Panu and Mikko are villagers that recover Mákke's body. Several
albatross appear throughout the game in the background. The
bodies of the invaders litter the beach at the end of the story. Witch Lenne identifies three of them as Leif, Ulrif, and Snorri.
Ukko is a god: the black man, weaver of wind, time, and storms.
Akka is a goddess: the goddess of fertility, female strength and sexuality, and of growth. Endings
is the ending you get if, after starting the ritual, you fail to complete it. You could not call forth the storm and your village will die at the hands of the men of the black ships.
is the ending you get when you leave the beach after successfully completing the ritual. The End Inventory
dress. You're wearing it. It's unimportant. Leave it on. a
small chest. It's in Mákke's hut. Take it and open it. the
knife of Mákke. It's in the small chest. You'll use it a few times:
Use the knife to remove Mákke's clothes before washing her.
Cut the rune of Akka from Mákke's body.
Cut yourself during the ritual to make a blood sacrifice to the gods.
Stab the rune of Akka into your wound during the ritual so witch blood enters your veins and thus witch blood feeds the rune.
oil flask. It's in the small chest. You'll use it and the sponge to clean Mákke's body. a
sponge. It's in the small chest. You'll use it and the oil flask to clean Mákke's body. a
sealskin cloak. It's at the cliff and it's Mákke's. You can wear it for a while, but eventually you'll automatically return it to Mákke's body. a
wineskin. After a short discussion on the cliff, Panu gives it to you. You'll use it during the ritual to hold the wind. the
rune of Akka. After cleaning Mákke, cut the rune of Akka off her body using the knife. Then, after cutting your yourself, stab the rune with the knife into your wound. a
bandage. You're wearing it after completing the ritual. Thank You to my Patreon supporters
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