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THE SOLUTION TO "LEGEND OF THE SWORD" FROM RAINBIRD
by Math Claessens; thanks to Peter, Jan and Hans!
(With an introduction by Stefan Posthuma)

NO! Not again!

 The  feeble figure of the adventure programmer slumps and  looks 
up,  horrified,  to  the towering figure of Math Claessens  above 
him.
 'YES!  I have solved your patheticly simple adventure.  I did it 
during breakfast this morning! I know, normal mortals consider it 
pretty difficult, but I think it is SIMPLE!'
 Math pulls his Wand of Solution and waves it, totally terrifying 
the programmer.  'Go and create another adventure so I can  solve 
it.'
 The  programmer  sobs and heaves himself and walks  out  of  the 
room.
 Math turns around with a triumphant look in his eyes and  solves 
three adventures by just blowing his nose.

START:ASK  MAP  FROM   CAPTAIN-SOUTHEAST-EAST-EAST-EAST-NO-NORTH-
NORTH-CLIMB   TREE-GET  APPLES-DOWN-GET   APPLES-WEST-WEST-ATTACK 
HUMANOIDS  WITH SWORD-GET SWORD-ATTACK HUMANOIDS  WITH  SWORD-GET 
LONGBOW  AND  QUIVER AND THE BATTLE AXE-GIVE BOW  AND  QUIVER  TO 
BELAR-EAST-SOUTH-SOUTH-WEST-WEST-NORTH-NORTH-ATTACK     HUMANOIDS 
WITH   AXE-GET  SPEAR-SEARCH  HUMANOIDS-GET   TINDERBOX-NORTH-EAT 
APPLES-GIVE  SPEAR  TO  PAGAN-GET   MELONS-EAST-NORTHEAST-(CATGUT 
PAGAN)-SOUTHWEST-WEST-NORTH-NORTHWEST-NO-NORTH-EAST-EAST-SOUTH-
SOUTH-OPEN  DOOR-GET PIPE-IN-GET CALENDAR AND READ  CALENDAR  AND 
DROP CALENDAR-GET BISCUITS AND BONE-PUT BISCUITS AND MAP IN PACK-
MOVE  RUG-OPEN  TRAPDOOR-DOWN-PUSH  WALL-IN-SOUTH-DOWN-GET  COIN-
(CORNILIUS)-SOUTHEAST-FOLLOW  FOOTPRINTS-REMOVE  SNARE-GIVE   THE 
HEAVY  SWORD  TO  PAGAN-GET THE  RUSTY  SNARE-EAT  MELON-WEST-GET 
MUSHROOM-SOUTHEAST-SOUTH-SOUTH-EAST-EAST-NORTH-NORTH-NORTH-CUT 
TREE WITH AXE-(CHOPPED WOOD)-NORTH-SHOUT TO LEPRECHAUN-GIVE  PIPE 
TO  LEPRECHAUN-NORTH-WEST-NORTH-SHAKE HAND WITH  HUNTER-GIVE  THE 
RUSTY  SNARE TO THE  HUNTER-SOUTH-(RING  BORGALIUS)-EAST-EAST-GET 
ROPE-WEST-WEST-SOUTHWEST-WEST-GET MANGO-EAT MANGO-DROP ROPE-WEST-
WEST-CLIMB  GATE-OPEN GATE-WEST-IN-UP-GET KNIFE-UP-KICK  DOOR-IN-
OPEN  DRAWER-GET  SCROLL-OUT-DOWN-DOWN-OUT-SOUTH-OPEN   TRAPDOOR-
DOWN-GET  TORCH-LIGHT TORCH-NORTH-KICK DOOR-OPEN  DOOR-IN-EXAMINE 
BARREL-GET  BOTTLE-OUT-NORTH-EAST-LOOK-GET KEY-UNLOCK  DOOR  WITH 
KEY-OPEN  DOOR-IN-GET CLOTH-OUT-WEST-WEST-OPEN  DOOR-IN-NORTH-ASK 
DAVILLE FOR KEY-UNLOCK DOOR WITH BRASS KEY-PUT TINDERBOX AND BONE 
IN PACK-ASK BORGALIUS FOR RING-WEAR RING-PUT BOTTLE OF ANTITROLLS 
IN  PACK-OPEN DOOR-IN-IN-ATTACK MONKEY WITH AXE-GET  BANANA-WEST-
UP-ATTACK TROLL WITH AXE-DOWN TREE-SEARCH TROLL-GET  POUCH-UP-GET 
FLOORBOARD-GET  KEY-PUT SCROLL AND BOTTLE OF WATER  IN  PACK-DOWN 
STAIRS-OPEN DOOR-OUT-WEST-NORTH-KICK TROLL-KICK TROLL-GIVE  CLOTH 
TO  CORNILIUS-GIVE  KNIFE TO CORNILIUS-PUT MUSHROOM  IN  PACK-GET 
STRANGE  BOTTLE-DROP STRANGE BOTTLE-GET BROKEN GLASS-GET  SHOVEL-
SOUTH-EAST-NORTH-NORTHWEST-(DAVILLE   KNIFE)-NORTHWEST-WEST-EAST-
THROW THE BATTLE AXE AT THE TROLL-ASK PAGAN THE AXE-GIVE POUCH TO 
CORNILIUS-GET BOTTLE OF ANTITROLLS OUT PACK-WEST-THROW BOTTLE  OF 
ANTITROLLS-GET  HORN-UNTIE  ROPE-EAT  BANANA-EAST-EAST-SOUTHEAST-
SOUTHEAST-SOUTH-WEST-WEST-UNLOCK  GATE WITH SMALL KEY-OPEN  GATE-
IN-WEST-DIG WITH SHOVEL-GET TINDERBOX FROM PACK-LIGHT TORCH-WEST-
PUT  TINDERBOX  IN PACK-GIVE SHOVEL  TO  CORNILIUS-GET  HOOK-MOVE 
CHEST-OPEN  CHEST-GET  KEY-FILL LADLE WITH  MEAD-DRINK  MEAD-FILL 
LADLE  WITH  MEAD-DRINK MEAD-EAST-EAST-(PRISON  CELL)-ATTACK  MAN 
WITH  HANDS-GET DISC-WAIT-WAIT-WAIT-WAIT-TALK TROLL-GET  EARRING-
OUT-SOUTH-WEST-WEST-GET SPEAR-GIVE SPEAR TO CORNILIUS-PUT HORN IN 
PACK-  DROP BRONZE KEY AND BRASS KEY AND SMALL KEY  AND  SKIN-GET 
SWORD-GIVE SWORD TO PAGAN-GET LONGBOW AND QUIVER-GIVE LONGBOW AND 
QUIVER  TO  BELAR-GET HUNTING KNIFE-GIVE KNIFE TO  PAGAN-GET  THE 
BATTLE AXE-EAST-EAST-SOUTHEAST-SOUTHEAST-LOOK HOLE-GET PARCHMENT-
SOUTH-IN-UP-OUT-SOUTHEAST-EAST-GET     CHERRIES-EAT     CHERRIES-
SOUTHEAST-DOWN-IN-SAY         SHUBALOOKA-SOUTHWEST-UP-WEST-NORTH-
NORTHWEST-NO-NORTH-EAST-EAST-DROP   TORCH-GET    ROPE-NORTH-DOWN-
NORTH-TIE HOOK TO ROPE-THROW ROPE TO CAVE-GET HELMET-WEAR HELMET-
DOWN    ROPE-GET   ROPE-WEST-UP-EAST-GET    TORCH-EAST-NORTHEAST-
NORTHEAST-WAIT-WAIT-WAIT-WAIT-GET  GLASS WITH  FEET-CUT  ROPE-GET 
ALL-EAT NUTS-ATTACK GUARD WITH HANDS-ATTACK GUARD WITH HANDS-PULL 
GUARD-ENTER  TENT-GET  LONGBOW AND  QUIVER-OUT-GIVE  LONGBOW  AND 
QUIVAR TO BELAR-ENTER TENT-GET SPEAR AND KNIFE-OUT-GIVE SPEAR  TO 
CORNILIUS-GIVE KNIFE TO PAGAN-ENTER TENT-GET SWORD-OUT-GIVE SWORD 
TO  PAGAN-ENTER TENT-GET AXE-OUT-ENTER BOAT-ASK CORNILIUS  CLOTH-
WEST-PUT  CLOTH IN HOLE-GET BOTTLE-ASK DAVILLE TO  SWIM-DROP  AXE 
AND  ROPE-GET PACK-WEAR PACK-GET  ALL-SOUTH-NORTHEAST-EAST-SOUTH-
SOUTH-
DROP  ROPE-GET  WOOD-SOUTH-SOUTH-SOUTH-WEST-WEST-WEST-ASK   PAGAN 
KNIFE-ATTACK TURTLE WITH KNIFE-GIVE KNIFE TO PAGAN-GET  TINDERBOX 
FROM     PACK-MAKE      FIRE-EAST-EAST-EAST-NORTH-NORTH-NORTH-PUT 
TINDERBOX   IN  PACK-GET   ROPE-SOUTH-SOUTHEAST-DRINK   FRUBA-ASK 
CORNILIUS  FOR COIN-SHOW COIN AND KEY TO  SPHERE-NORTH-NORTHWEST-
WEST-ATTACK   HYDRA  WITH  AXE-EXAMINE   HYDRA-EAT   MUSHROOM-GET 
SPECTACLES-EAST-SOUTHWEST-SOUTHWEST-DROP  ROPE-CLIMB   TREE-LOOK-
READ   MESSAGE-(MUSTALOPISO)-UP-EXAMINE  EGG-(KEY  AND   666)-GET 
FIGURINE-WAIT-WAIT-ATTACK  GIANT  MORAG WITH  AXE-GET  AXE-ATTACK 
GIANT  MORAG  WITH  AXE-GET  AXE-GET  CANDLE-DOWN-DOWN-NORTHEAST-
SOUTHEAST-NORTH-NORTHEAST-NORTHEAST-SHOUT  MUSTALOPISO-NORTHEAST-
EXAMINE  SIGNPOST-READ  MESSAGE-EXAMINE SKELETON-DROP  GLASS  AND 
YELLOW   BOTTLE-GET  BOTTLE-EXAMINE   HORSE-EXAMINE   WAGON-(LIFT 
FLOORBOARD)-CLIMB  WAGON-DROP  AXE-OUT-SOUTHWEST-SOUTHWEST-SOUTH-
SOUTHWEST-NORTH-NORTHWEST-SOUTHWEST-SOUTHWEST-GET ROPE-NORTHEAST-
SOUTHEAST-NORTHEAST-NORTHEAST-PUSH  WAGON  NORTHEAST-PUSH   WAGON 
NORTHWEST-CLIMB  WAGON-OPEN  SHUTTERS-OUT-PUSH  WAGON  SOUTHEAST-
NORTHWEST-(SAVE  YOUR GAME)-THROW ROPE TO  WINDOW-SOUTHEAST-CLIMB 
WAGON-CLIMB   WAGON-GET  AXE-OUT-NORTHWEST-DROP   PARCHMENT-CLIMB 
ROPE-NORTHEAST-DOWN-SOUTHWEST-SOUTHEAST-DROP  AXE-ASK  BELAR  THE 
QUIVER-GET ARROW-GIVE QUIVER TO BELAR-GET AXE-SOUTHEAST-OPEN DOOR 
AND  ENTER IT-PUT CANDLE IN HOLDER-GET TINDERBOX  OUT  PACK-LIGHT 
CANDLE-SOUTHEAST-SOUTHEAST-TALK  TO  SKELETON-OPEN   DOOR-IN-LOOK 
BEHIND  TAPESTRIES-LOOK  NICHE-GET   KEY-OUT-NORTHWEST-SOUTHWEST-
SOUTHEAST-JUMP OVER WIRE-OPEN DOOR AND ENTER IT-(HERE IS  NOTHING 
TO  DO)-OUT-JUMP OVER WIRE-NORTHEAST-OPEN DOOR AND ENTER  IT-OUT-
SOUTHWEST-NORTHWEST-NORTHWEST-NORTHWEST-NORTHWEST-OPEN  DOOR  AND 
ENTER IT-DROP AXE-ASK BELAR THE BOW AND THE QUIVER-OPEN TRAPDOOR- 
LIGHT  TORCH-WEST-(OH BOY,NO PROBLEM)-SHOOT ARROW AT  SPIDER-READ 
MESSAGE-EXAMINE  WALLS-BURN WEBS-GET DIAMOND-GIVE BOW AND  QUIVER 
TO  BELAR-EAST-UP-MOVE PILLOWS-GET TIN KEY-GET BONE OUT PACK  AND 
BREAK  BONE  AND EAT IT-DROP MAP AND EAT BISCUITS-PUT  CLOTH  AND 
DIAMOND  AND TORCH IN PACK-ASK BELAR THE  QUIVER-GET  ARROWS-GIVE 
BELAR   THE   QUIVER-GET   AXE-OUT-SOUTHEAST-NORTHEAST-SOUTHEAST-
NORTHEAST-UNLOCK  DOOR WITH TIN KEY-OPEN DOOR AND  ENTER  IT-DROP 
TIN  KEY-UP-GET RUSTY KEY-CLEAN RUSTY KEY-UNLOCK DOOR  WITH  IRON 
KEY-DROP  IRON  KEY-OPEN  DOOR AND  ENTER  IT-EXAMINE  WALLS-READ 
MESSAGE-OPEN   DRAWER-GET  LETTER  OUT  DRAWER-READ   LETTER-KICK 
BARREL-GET  BREAD AND EAT IT-OUT-KICK WALL-GET  CRYSTAL-DOWN-OUT-
SOUTHWEST-NORTHWEST-NORTHEAST-UP-SOUTHWEST-UNLOCK    DOOR    WITH 
COPPER  KEY-OPEN  DOOR AND ENTER IT-OPEN DOOR  AND  ENTER  IT-ASK 
PAGAN THE PIN-OUT-PUT PIN IN HOLE-GET PIN FROM  HOLE-HELP-EXAMINE 
PEDESTAL  AND ARMOUR-EXAMINE SLIT-PUT DISC IN  SLIT-SOUTHEAST-PUT 
CRYSTAL  IN NICHE-WEAR  SPECTACLES-READ  MESSAGE-NORTHWEST-IN-GET 
CRUCIFIX-OUT-LOOK  FONT-PUT  CRUCIFIX  IN  FONT-READ  MESSAGE-GET 
CRUCIFIX  OUT  FONT-GO  TO SPIDER-(JUST TYPE THIS  GO  TO  SPIDER 
BECAUSE THE GAME HAS AN GO TO OPTION)-OUT-PUSH STONE-DROP  COPPER 
KEY AND LETTER-GET TORCH OUT PACK AND LIGHT IT-DROP AXE AND  PIN-
DOWN-DOWN-OPEN  DOOR  AND ENTER IT-SHOW  CRUCIFIX  TO  WRAITH-GET 
CLOAK-PUT CLOAK AND CLOTH AND BOTTLES AND FIGURINE IN  COFFIN-GET 
LARGE  RUBY-BREAK SKULL-GET KEY OUT COFFIN-OPEN DOOR AND GO  OUT-
UP-  ASK  CORNILIUS  FOR THE SHOVEL-DIG  WITH  SHOVEL-  DIG  WITH 
SHOVEL-SOUTHEAST-SOUTHEAST-SOUTHEAST-NORTHEAST-SOUTHEAST-TALK  TO 
SKELETON-NORTHWEST-SOUTHWEST-NORTHWEST-NORTHWEST-NORTHEAST-
NORTHEAST-UP-SOUTHWEST-IN-IN-UNLOCK CHEST WITH PLATINUM  KEY-OPEN 
CHEST  AND DROP PLATINUM KEY-GET WAND-EXAMINE  WAND-DROP  SHOVEL-
SCREW DIAMOND TO WAND-OUT-SOUTHEAST-READ PLAQUE-STRIKE DOOR  WITH 
WAND-WEST-BLOW  HORN-THROW LARGE RUBY IN  FIRE-NORTH-NORTH-NORTH-
NORTH-JUMP OVER HOLE-NORTH-NORTH-EXAMINE WALL-LOWER THIRD  LEVER-
LOWER FIRST LEVER-WAVE WAND-RESCUE PAGAN-ASK PAGAN  TEARDROP-HEAT 
TEARDROP-UNLOCK CHEST WITH KEY-DROP KEY-DROP TINDERBOX AND TORCH-
GET  SWORD-GET SHIELD-WAKE WOMAN-PUT WAND IN  SHIELD-NORTH-NORTH-
HIT STRIPS WITH SWORD....YEAH!!! THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 This was a very tough adventure to solve, since it's really BIG, 
EXTENSIVE and DIFFICULT.  But I am proud to say that I eventually 
succeeded  in achieving the ultimate satisfaction.  In  the  next 
issue of ST NEWS,  there will be a solution to Psygnosis' "Chrono 
Quest"   (which  is  even  BIGGER,   MORE  EXTENSIVE   and   MORE 
DIFFICULT!).  See  ya then,  and remember:  If you have  problems 
solving  any adventure,  never hesitate to contact me (by  either 
writing or calling):

Math Claessens
Wagenaarstraat 58
6164 XM  Geleen (L)
The Netherlands
Tel. 04490-52532 (outside Holland: (Holland)4490-52532)

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