Part Fourteen - "Olive Grove"
The Olive Grove is a room. It is north of the Circular Ruins. The description is "Once an olive grove, this is now a bare hill, populated with stumps, sticks, and dead trees. To the south you can see the Circular Ruins. Illimitable desert stretches in all other directions." Instead of going down in the Olive Grove, try going south.
Instead of going north in the olive grove, try going west. Instead of going east in the olive grove, try going west. Instead of going west in the olive grove, say "You would surely quickly become lost in the trackless desert."
Before going up in the olive grove:
if the olive_tree is in the olive grove, instead try climbing the olive_tree.
The scenery_desert is scenery in the olive grove. The description is "Here is no water but only rock[38 as a reference]." The printed name is "desert". Understand "desert", "rock", "trackless", and "illimitable" as the scenery_desert.
Some olive_scenery are scenery in the olive grove. The description is "Dead stumps, dry sticks, twisted dead trees." The printed name is "sticks and stumps". They are ambiguously plural. Understand "stumps", "sticks", "trees", "dead", "bare", "twisted", and "dry" as the olive_scenery.
The olive_tree is a thing in the olive grove. "A single (barely) live tree stands here: one branch, and on it, a single, shrivelled olive." The description is "The tree is grimly clinging to life, with one shrivelled olive still remaining on its lone leafy branch." The printed name is "olive tree". Understand "olive tree", "spindly", "brittle", and "tree" as the olive_tree. Check taking the olive_tree: instead try taking the shrivelled_olive. Instead of climbing the olive_tree, say "The tree is far too spindly and brittle to support you." Instead of going up from the olive grove, try climbing the olive_tree. Instead of brining the olive_tree:
if the vinegar is not held, instead say "With what? Your acerbic wit?";
try pouring the vinegar on the olive_tree.
The shrivelled_olive is scenery in the olive grove. The printed name is "olive". The description is "A lone, shrivelled, black olive clings grimly to the olive tree. Perhaps if it were brined it would still be edible." Check taking the shrivelled_olive: instead say "It is high out of reach, and the tree is clearly far too spindly and brittle to support you." Understand "lone", "shrivelled", "black", and "olive" as the shrivelled_olive. Instead of pouring the vinegar on the shrivelled_olive, try pouring the vinegar on the olive_tree. Instead of brining the shrivelled_olive: try brining the olive_tree.
Instead of pouring the vinegar on the olive_tree:
say "You upend your jug of vinegar on the olive tree's gnarled roots. The tree swells briefly as it absorbs the vinegar; the olive turns bright green and plumps up. Then, with a horrible crackling sound, the tree disintegrates, a falling branch smashing your jug. A single, green olive falls to the ground.";
remove the shrivelled_olive from play;
remove the olive_tree from play;
remove the jug of vinegar from play;
really have the parser notice the pickled olive;
move the pickled olive to the location.
Instead of pouring the wineskin on the olive_tree:
say "That would be a waste of good wine. Well, a waste of wine, anyway."
The pickled olive is a thing. The description is "The olive is green, briny, and stuffed with a red pimento[if the pickled olive is held by Madame Sosostris]. It floats happily in Madame Sosostris's martini[end if]." Understand "green", "briny", "red", and "pimento" as the pickled olive. Instead of eating the pickled olive, say "Really, you prefer Kalamata olives; this one is pretty unappetizing. Why not save it for someone who will appreciate it?" Instead of tasting the pickled olive, say "Kalamata olives are better. This one tastes sort of icky." Instead of smelling the pickled olive, say "Smells like a briny olive." Instead of sucking the olive, try tasting the pickled olive.