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Walkthrough - Gelfling Adventure

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                               FAQ/Walkthrough for
                               GELFLING ADVENTURE

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GUIDE INFORMATION
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Author:   Tom Hayes
E-mail:   thayesguides(at)gmail(dot)com
System:   Apple II
Updated:  10th June, 2008
Version:  1.1


CONTENTS
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1. Introduction
2. Walkthrough
3. Item List
4. Maps
5. Copyright Information


VERSION HISTORY
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1.1:  10th June, 2008  (Format update)
1.0:  3rd March, 2008  (First version)


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1.                                Introduction

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Made in 1984 for the Apple II, Gelfling Adventure is an interactive fiction
adventure game by On-Line Systems (later known as Sierra Entertainment). The
game is a multiple choice version of The Dark Crystal. Instead of typing in
commands, the space bar is used to select from a choice of three options. There
are not as many items, locations or puzzles as in The Dark Crystal, but the
easy difficulty and simplified controls may appeal to some players.


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2.                                Walkthrough

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MOUNTAIN VALLEY
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TAKE A NAP to meet one of the old ones. GO BACK TO SLEEP. The old one leaves.
GO WEST, ALONG THE VALLEY FLOOR to the valley of the stones. GO WEST, THROUGH
THE VALLEY to the door to Ursu's cave. RUN INTO THE CAVE to find Ursu. LOOK
INTO URSU'S BOWL. Ursu tells Jen to find Aughra's shard. GET HELP FOR URSU. He
says that Aughra can be found on the mountain top. LEAVE THE CAVE. GO TO THE
EAST to return to the valley of the stones. FOLLOW THE SHADOWS NORTH to the
wooded hill. DIG UNDER THE TREE to find a golden key. HEAD NORTH to the swamp.


SWAMPLAND
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VEER OFF TO THE WEST to the dry patch of land. RUN FROM THE THUNDER. GO TOWARD
THE CRY OF THE BIRD to go deeper into the swamp. GO TOWARDS THE CROAKING SOUND.
GO TOWARDS THE TALL GRASS to dry land. CLIMB OVER THE HILL. HURRY NORTH, TOWARD
THE MOUNTAINS. HURRY NORTH TO THE FOREST. WALK PAST THE TREE to go deeper into
the forest. KEEP WALKING FORWARD to get lost in the woods. JUMP DOWN FROM THE
TREE. WALK BETWEEN THE VINES and the vines will grab Jen. STAY VERY STILL and
Aughra will ask Jen what he wants. FOLLOW AUGHRA to her observatory.


OBSERVATORY
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CHOOSE A CRYSTAL SHARD and Aughra will show three shards. TAKE THE BLUE SHARD.
LEAVE AUGHRA'S DOME and the garthrim will appear. JUMP OUT THE WINDOW.


SWAMPLAND
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HEAD DOWN THE HILL. GO BACK TO AUGHRA'S HILL. GO SOUTH INTO THE SWAMP and Jen
will get stuck in the mud. CALL FOR HELP and a gelfing will appear. REACH FOR
THE GIRL'S HAND and she will pull Jen out of the mud. GO WITH KIRA INTO THE
BOAT. ROW UP THE RIVER and a bat will appear. HEAD FOR SHORE AND ROW LIKE CRAZY
to escape the bat. FOLLOW KIRA to the pod people's village. DANCE TO THE MUSIC
and the garthrim will appear. SLIP OUT THE WINDOW to escape to the ruins. READ
SOME MORE and Fizzgig will start barking at something outside. GET OUT WHILE
THE GETTING IS GOOD to see a herd of landstriders. CLIMB ON THE ANIMALS. HOLD
TIGHT AND GO WEST. GO SOUTH to the ravine to see the garthrim.


RAVINE
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RIDE THE LANDSTRIDERS INTO BATTLE to be thrown off. JUMP OFF THE CLIFF to fall
down the ravine. PREPARE TO LAND IN THE ROCKS to land safely at the bottom of
the ravine. WALK AROUND THE WALL TO THE RIGHT. FIZZGIG WANTS TO RUN AWAY. LET
HIM and he will open a gate. FOLLOW FIZZGIG INTO THE OPENING to enter a cave.


CAVE
----

GO TOWARD THE LEFT OF THE SCREEN. GO TOWARD THE LEFT OF THE SCREEN again and a
skeksis will grab Kira. REFUSE TO GO WITH THE SKEKSIS and he will take Kira
away. TRY TO WIGGLE FREE from the rocks to enter the castle.


CASTLE
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USE THE DOOR AT THE END OF THE HALL to see Aughra. GO UP THE STAIRS TO THE
RIGHT. TAKE THE GOLD KEY AND OPEN THE DOOR to arrive on the balcony. JUMP TO
THE TOP OF THE DARK CRYSTAL and Jen will drop the shard. SHOUT: 'KIRA, THROW ME
THE SHARD' and she will throw it to Jen. PUT THE SHARD IN THE DARK CRYSTAL to
heal the crystal. LISTEN TO THE NEW CREATURES to see the urskeks. HEAR THE REST
OF THE URSKEKS' WORDS and they will heal Kira. SEE YOUR SCORE FOR THE GAME.


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3.                                 Item List

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CRYSTAL SHARD
  Found in Aughra's dome. It is used on the dark crystal in the castle.


FLUTE
  Available at the start of the game. It can be played in Aughra's observatory
  to identify which crystal shard is the correct one.


KEY
  Found by digging under the tree in the wooded valley. It is used to open the
  door to the balcony in the castle.


PEBBLES
  Found in the west swamp area. They can be thrown at the bat while on the
  boat with Kira.


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4.                                   Maps

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MAP 1: FOREST
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 _______*2
|       |
| Vines |
|___ ___|
    |
 ___|___    _______
|       |  |       |
|  Bat  |--| Woods |
|___ ___|  |___ ___|
    |          |
    |       ___|___
    |      |       |
    |      |Forest |
    |      |___ ___|
    |          |
    |       ___|___
    |      |       |
    |      |Forest |
    |      |___ ___|
    |          |
    |       ___|___    _______
    |      |       |  |       |
    +----->|Mountns|->|Garthim|
           |___ ___|  |_______|
               |
            ___|___
           |       |
           |Hilltop|
           |___ ___|
               |
            ___|___    _______    _______
           | Rocky |  |       |  |       |
           | Hill  |--| Ridge |->| Slope |-+
           |___ ___|  |___ _ _|  |_______| |
               |          | ^              |
               |          | +--------------+
 _______    ___|___    ___v___
|       |  |       |  |       |
| Swamp |--| Swamp |--| Swamp |
|_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|
               |
            ___|___
           |       |
           | Land  |
           |___ ___|
               |
            ___|___
           | Lily  |
           | Pads  |
           |___ ___|
               |
            ___|___
           |       |
           | Swamp |
           |___ ___|
               |
 _______    ___|___*1  _______
|Ursu's |  |       |  |       |
| Cave  |  |Hilltop|--| Swamp |
|___ ___|  |___ ___|  |___ ___|
    |          |          ^
 ___|___    ___|___    ___|___
|Outside|  | Stone |  |       |
| Cave  |--|Circle |--|Valley |
|_______|  |___ ___|  |___ ___|
               |          |
            ___|___    ___v___
           |       |  |       |
           |Forest |--| Path  |
           |_______|  |_______|


*1: Ursu must be visited first before moving north from the hilltop.
*2: Stay very still after being caught in the vines, answer Aughra's question
    and then follow Aughra to the Observatory on map 2.


MAP 2: OBSERVATORY, VILLAGE AND DESERT
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            _______               _______
           |       |             | Stone |
           |Desert |             | House |
           |___ ___|             |___ ___|
         __^   |               __/  *1
 _______/   ___|___    _______v   ___|___    _______    _______    _______
|       |  |       |  | Land  |  |       |  |Wooded |  |       |  |Observ-|
|Desert |--|Desert |--|Strider|--|Village|--| Hill  |--| Hill  |--|atory  |
|___ ___|  |___ ___|  |_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|
    |          |               __^                         |
 ___|___    ___|___    _______/   _______    _______    ___|___
|       |  |       |  |       |  |       |  |       |  |       |
|Ravine |  |Desert |  | Shore |--| Boat  |--| Swamp |--| Swamp |
|___ ___|  |_______|  |_______|  |_______|  |_______|  |_______|
    |
 ___v___    _______    _______    _______*2
| Cliff |  |       |  |Curved |  |Curved |
| Edge  |->| Cliff |--| Wall  |--| Wall  |
|_______|  |_______|  |_______|  |_______|


*1: The stone house can only be visited after the garthim have attacked the
    village.
*2: Let Fizzgig run away in this area to enter the castle (map 3).


MAP 3: CASTLE
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 _______    _______    _______      _______    _______    _______
|       |  | Dark  |  |       |    |       |  | Dark  |  |Crystal|
|Garthim|<-| Room  |--| Hall  |----|Balcony|--|Crystal|--|Chamber|
|_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|    |_______|  |_______|  |_______|
               |
 _______    ___|___    _______
|       |  |       |  |Dining |
|Garthim|<-| Hall  |--| Room  |
|_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|
               |                       +-----------------+
            ___|___    _______      ___|___*1  _______   |
           |       |  |       |<---|       |  |       |  |
           |Skeksis|--|Tunnel |    |Tunnel |--|Tunnel |--+
           |_______|  |_______|-+  |___ _ _|  |_______|
                                |      | ^
                                |      | +----+
                                |   ___|___   |
                                |  |       |  |
                                +->|Tunnel |  |
                                   |___ ___|  |
                                       |      |
                                       +------+


*1: Start point.


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5.                          Copyright Information

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This file is Copyright 2008 Tom Hayes. As it can be difficult to keep track of
websites that haven't posted the latest version of this file, please do not
distribute it without my permission. Send an e-mail to me if you would like to
post this file on your website and you will likely receive a positive response.
If you do post the file, please keep it in its original form with all of the
sections intact and credit the author (Tom Hayes) as the writer of the file.
GAME INFO Gelfling Adventure is an adventure game by Sierra On-Line released in 1984 for Mac, PC and Retro. It has a Stylized art style, presented in Illustrated text and is played in a Third-Person perspective.

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