Part Eleven - "Southern Riverbank"
Chapter One - "Riverbank"
The Riverbank is a room. It is north of the Slough of Despond. The description is "A muddy riverbank vanishes beneath the black, oily river to the north. A bog stretches to the south."
The scenery_styx is scenery in the Riverbank. It is a backdrop. It is in the northern_riverbank. The description is "The black, oily water of the Styx flows unctuously and moodily past." The printed name is "Styx". Understand "river", "Styx", "water", "oil", "oily", "moodily", and "unctuously" as the scenery_styx. The scenery_styx can be enterable. It is enterable.
Instead of entering the scenery_styx, say "You've heard some pretty dire stories about what happens if you fall into the Styx." Instead of swimming around in the scenery_styx, try entering the scenery_styx.
Instead of drinking the scenery_styx, say "You're pretty sure that would be a very bad idea indeed." Instead of inserting something into the scenery_styx, try throwing the noun at the scenery_styx. Instead of throwing something at the scenery_styx:
if the scenery_styx is not warned_about
now the scenery_styx is warned_about;
say "Anything you toss into the Styx will be gone forever, you know.";
remove the noun from play;
say "[The noun] vanishes beneath the oily water with a forlorn 'bloop' and is lost forever.";
really have the parser notice the scenery_styx;
The scenery_sand is scenery in the Riverbank. It is a backdrop. It is in the northern_riverbank. The description is "Dark, muddy sand forms the riverbank." The printed name is "sand". Understand "dark", "muddy", and "sand" as the scenery_sand.
The scenery_bog is scenery in the Riverbank. The description is "A featureless moor stretches to the south." The printed name is "moor". Understand "bog", "moor", "swamp", and "slough" as the scenery_bog.
Instead of swimming in the Riverbank, try entering the scenery_styx.
Instead of going north in the RIverbank, try entering the scenery_styx.