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Labours of Hercules, The (Labours_of_Hercules.txt)

´╗┐LABOUR OF HERCULES
Terry Taylor
Smart Egg Software (re-released by Zenobi Software)

This game is remarkably true to the Greek myth. There are several mazes to map 
through, but the action is straightforward, and the limited verbs do not matter. 
There are several unnecessary objects. Certain objects are needed only once, 
others more than once. 

Take the food. You never have to eat it, though without it you are hungry.

It does help if you know your mythology.

There are several locations where you can type HELP to get a hint.
	
The labours of Hercules and the objects needed to succeed are:

The Nemean Lion (knife)
The Lernean Hydra (torch, burning arrow, sword)
The Ceryneian Hind (Stag) (net, rope)
The Erymanthian Boar(net)
The Stables of Augeias (spade)
The Stymphalian Birds (cymbals, poison arrows)
The Cretan Bull (lyre)
The Mare of Diomedes (saddle, axe)
Hippolyta's Girdle (patience)
The Cattle (Ox) of Geryon (spade, trident)
The Apples of the Hesperides (trident, javelin)
The Capture of Cerberus (obolus, torch, cake, horn)

Some of these objects require you to solve a puzzle before you find them.

You begin, guilty for killing your wife and children and needing to make 
atonement. INVENTORY (you have a club), EXAMINE CLUB, W, TAKE SWORD, TAKE AXE, 
TAKE BOW, TAKE QUIVER, TAKE KNIFE, EXAMINE BOW, EXAMINE SWORD, EXAMINE AXE, 
EXAMINE QUIVER, EXAMINE KNIFE, E, N. Eurystheus tells you the first labour - 
bring the body of a lion.

Go S, S, DROP SWORD, DROP CLUB (it is not needed at all), DROP BOW, DROP AXE, 
DROP QUIVER, S, E, N, N, NW, NE, EXAMINE LION, STRANGLE LION, SKIN LION, TAKE 
SKIN, WEAR SKIN, TAKE CARCASS, SW, SE, E, N, E, TAKE RAG, EXAMINE RAG, W, W, 
(ignore the lute), TAKE LYRE, TAKE CYMBALS, (ignore the lute), EXAMINE CYMBALS, 
E, N, TAKE CAKE, (ignore the cheese and fruit), S, S, SW, S, W, N, N, N, GIVE 
CARCASS. You are given your second labour - bring the Hydra's head.

Go S, S, DROP CYMBALS, DROP LYRE, DROP CAKE, DROP KNIFE, TAKE SWORD, TAKE BOW, 
TAKE QUIVER, S, SW, SW, W, TAKE TWIGS, NE, E, IN, TAKE STRING, TIE TWIGS, TIE 
RAG, INVENTORY (you now have a torch and rags tied to an arrow), EXAMINE PHOLUS 
(he likes wine), LIGHT TORCH, LIGHT RAG (you now have a burning arow), N, NE, 
E, S, SE, E, E, SE, S, SE, FIRE ARROW (the hydra comes out), EXAMINE HYDRA, 
CUT HEAD, BURN NECK, EXAMINE BLOOD, DIP ARROW, TAKE HEAD, EXAMINE HEAD, E, TAKE 
HORN, EXAMINE HORN, W, NW, N, NW, W, W, NW, N, W, N, N, N, GIVE HEAD. You are 
given the third labour - bring back Artemis' stag alive.

Go S, S, EXTINGUISH TORCH, DROP TORCH, DROP HORN, DROP STRING, S, E, E, E, TAKE 
NET, TAKE ROPE, W, W, W, SW, SW, SW, W , W (you see a stag), W, NW, UP (wait 
until stag arrives), DROP NET, DOWN, TIE STAG, TAKE STAG, TAKE NET, E, W, S, 
E, NE, E, NE, N, N, N, GIVE STAG (you are told to return it to its true owner), 
S, S, E, PUT STAG ON ALTAR. You are given the fourth labour - capture the boar.

TAKE ROPE, W, S, W, W, NW, W, SW, W, W, W, PUSH TREE, CROSS, E, N, UP, NE, UP, 
IN, EXAMINE BOAR, CHASE BOAR, W, CHASE BOAR, NW, CHASE BOAR, NW, CHASE BOAR, 
N (the boar is exhausted), THROW NET, TAKE BOAR, S, SW, S, DOWN, JUMP, DOWN, 
S, W, CROSS, E, E, E, NE, E, SE, E, E, N, N, N, GIVE BOAR. You are told to report 
to Augeias who will give you the fifth task.

Go S, S, S, W, W, NW, W, SW, S (you are told you must clean the stables in one 
day), N, W, W, S, S, TAKE SPADE (ignore the bucket), N, N, DIG, DIG, DIG, S, 
S (the stables are washed clean), TAKE SADDLE, EXAMINE SADDLE, N, N, E, E, NE, 
E, SE, E, E, N, N, N. You are given the sixth task - to get rid of the birds.

Go S, S, TAKE CYMBALS, DROP SADDLE, DROP SPADE, S, W, W, N, NE, TAKE FOOD (the 
birds swoop down), N, N, BANG CYMBALS, FIRE ARROW, TAKE BIRD, EXAMINE BIRD, 
S, S, TAKE FOOD, TAKE WINE, SW, SW, SE, E, E, N, N, N, GIVE BIRD. You are told 
that the seventh task is to get the bull.

Go S, S, DROP CYMBALS, DROP FOOD, DROP WINE, TAKE LYRE, S, E, E, E, E, S, S, 
S, S, S, S, S, SE, E, SE, S, W (you see the Minotaur but can ignore him), SE, 
E, SW, W, EXAMINE BULL, PLAY LYRE, TAKE BULL, E, NE, N, N, NW, NW, NW, N, N, 
N, N, N, N, NW, NW, W, W, W, W, N, N, N, GIVE BULL. The eighth task is to get 
the mare.

Go S, S, TAKE AXE, DROP LYRE, TAKE SADDLE, S, E, E, E, E, E, E, E, NE, N, N, 
N, NE, NE, SE, EXAMINE FLESH (ignore it), W, E, EXAMINE DIOMEDES, KILL DIOMEDES, 
TAKE DIOMEDES, W, N, EXAMINE MARE, FEED MARE, RIDE MARE, S, SW, SW, S, S, S, 
SW, E, NW, NW, W, W, W, W, N, N, N, GIVE MARE. Your ninth task is to get the 
girdle.

Go S, S, S, E, E, E, E, E, E, E, SE, E, E, E, N, N (you are tied up by women), 
SNAP VINES, N, N, EXAMINE HIPPOLYTA, EXAMINE GIRDLE, S, SE, WAIT (until night 
falls), NW, N, NE, TAKE GIRDLE, SW, S, SE, S, S, S, S, W, W, N, N, N, NW, S, 
SE, E, E, E, TAKE JAVELIN (ignore the shield), TAKE TRIDENT, EXAMINE JAVELIN, 
EXAMINE TRIDENT, N, W, W, W, N, NW, W, W, W, W, W, N, N, N, GIVE GIRDLE. The 
tenth task is to bring back the ox.

Go S, S, DROP AXE, DROP BOW, DROP ARROWS, TAKE SPADE, S, E, E, E, E, E, E, SW, 
W, W, W, DIG (you create a pit), W, EXAMINE GERYON, EXAMINE OX, THROW TRIDENT, 
TAKE TRIDENT, CHASE OX (it falls into the pit), E, DOWN, TIE OX, TAKE OX, UP, 
E, E, E, E, NW, NW, W, W, W, W, N, N, N, GIVE OX. The eleventh task is to get 
the apples and Nereus can tell you where they are.
		
Go S, S, DROP SPADE, S, E, N, N, N, W, N, JUMP, E, IN, EXAMINE NEREUS, GIVE 
TRIDENT. He tells you to find the Garden of the Hesperides far to the west of 
the great ocean. Go S, W, JUMP, S, SE, S, S, E, E, E, S, W, W, W, W, W, W, EXAMINE 
POOL, SW, EXAMINE LADON, THROW JAVELIN, W, EXAMINE APPLES, TAKE APPLES, E, TAKE 
JAVELIN, NE, E, E, E, E, N, NW, NW, W, W, W, W, N, N, N, GIVE APPLES. The twelfth 
and final task is to descend to the underworld and return with Cerberus.

Go S, S, DROP JAVELIN, TAKE HORN, TAKE CAKE, TAKE WINE, TAKE TORCH, S, SW, IN, 
GIVE WINE, TAKE OBOLUS, LIGHT TORCH, N, NE, E, S, SW, S, S, DOWN, PUSH BOULDER, 
W, DOWN, DOWN, BLOW HORN (Charon appears), EXAMINE CHARON, PAY CHARON (he 
ferries you across), W, W, EXAMINE CERBERUS, GIVE CAKE, TAKE CERBERUS, E, E, 
BLOW HORN, PAY CHARON, UP, UP, E, UP, N, N, NE, N, W, N, N, N, GIVE CERBERUS. 
You are told to return him to his rightful place. 

Go S, S, S, E, S, SW, S, S, DOWN, PUSH BOULDER, W, DOWN, DOWN, BLOW HORN, PAY 
CHARON, NW (you see Sisyphus), S, S (you see Ixion), N, W, DROP CERBERUS. You 
are finished - unfortunately with 98/100 as your score.

Terri Sheehan
2003-04-06

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