Part Two - "Necropolis Gate"
The necropolis gate is a door. It is north of the Agora and south of the Cemetery. It is scenery. It is ambiguously plural. Understand "heavy", "black", "iron", "wrought-iron", and "gates" as the necropolis gate. It is openable. It is lockable. It is closed. It is locked. The matching key of the necropolis gate is nothing. The description is "The necropolis gate is a heavy, black, wrought-iron affair. In the center is a death's head; around the skull are depicted a raven, a vulture, a worm, and a crab." The necropolis gate has a thing called a guardian. The guardian of the necropolis gate is usually Brandon Van Every.
The raven is a part of the necropolis gate. The description is "A raven, looming as if above a battlefield". Understand "looming" as the raven.
The worm is a part of the necropolis gate. The description is "A hungry worm, feasting on the flesh of the dead." Understand "hungry" and "feasting" as the worm.
The crab is a part of the necropolis gate. The description is "A scuttling crab, picking meat from a drowned sailor's bones." Understand "scuttling" as the crab.
The vulture is a part of the necropolis gate. The description is "A vulture, circling above a soon-to-be corpse." Understand "circling" as the vulture.
The death's head is a part of the necropolis gate. The description is "A huge iron skull is the centerpiece of the gate. It grins toothily." Understand "huge", "skull", "toothy", "toothily", "tooth", and "death" as the death's head.
Brandon Van Every is a thing. [ Go on. Deny it. ]
Before touching, rubbing, pushing, pulling, or turning something:
if the noun is the guardian of the necropolis gate and the necropolis gate is locked
say "[The guardian of the necropolis gate] depresses slighly, with a click. In eerie silence, the gate swings wide.";
now the necropolis gate is open;
now the necropolis gate is unlocked;
really have the parser notice the necropolis gate;
stop the action;
Before closing the necropolis gate:
if the gate is open
say "The gate refuses to budge.";
stop the action;
Table of Guardians