Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Stuck Inside the Dungeon with the Memphis Blues Again

You are standing in a cold, stone room, with only a baboon for company. The baboon is eating its way through a pile of rats at the moment and it is clearly hungry. The rats started emerging from a fist-sized hole in the wall at ankle level 5 minutes ago.

How did you get here? You touched the Ruby of Rubinos out of a greedy impulse to beat your fellow delvers in the Castle of the Cracked Cockatrice. Pity! When you were teleported away, all your weapons and provsions were left behind.

There are no doors in this room, just three boxes, the baboon and the dead rats. The boxes are all a body length in width and are made from polished wood, with runes carved on the lids, which appear to be locked with a light metal catch. The left hand box is shaking, the middle box has a small rodent skull perched on top and the right hand box has small holes under the lid on the side with the catch and you can just see metal spikes inside the holes, of which there are eight.

What do you want to do?

1 comment:

  1. I'd open the middle box since it doesn't look trapped or has something inside it.