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The Dwarf of Direwood Forest - Adventures in the World of Alaric Blackmoon # 2 Play Online
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You are Grimmel, son of Mulkin of the dwarven Whyldstone clan and you live in Wild Otter village in the vast Direwood forest in the northern part of the kingdom of Hecate.

Your clan shares the forest with three other clans of dwarves, the Turdrocks, who occupy the southeast part of the forest, the Celtannachs, who dwell in the southwestern parts, and the Clodhops, whose lands extend over the northwestern sector of Direwood. Your own clan occupies the northeast part of the forest.

Your clan enjoys peaceful relations with the Clodhops and the Celtannachs but the Turdrocks have become antagonistic towards all the other clans in recent years, as they want more land to expand into.

A couple of weeks ago, a warband of Turdish dwarves were repulsed after they encroached into your lands, but they captured some of your warriors. Your clan has tried to rescue them on two occasions but failed each time with many casualties.

You suggest to your clanchief that one dwarf might succeed where many have failed and bravely volunteer to attempt a rescue of your clanmates.

So you leave Wild Otter village next morning and head south towards the lands of the Turdrock clan, the shouts of encouragement from your clan echoing in your ears.

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    Also available in the "Adventures in The World of Alaric Blackmoon" series:

    Episode 1: Run, Bronwynn, Run!

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    The Adventures of Alaric Blackmoon series:

    Episode 1: The Axe of Kolt

    Episode 2: The Spectre of Castle Coris

    Episode 3: Die Feuerfaust - The Fist of Fire

    Episode 4: The Fortress of Fear

    Episode 5: The Lost Children

    Episode 6: The Call of the Shaman

    Episode 7: The Lost Labyrinth of Lazaitch

    Episode 8: Return to Castle Coris

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    The Intrepid Space Adventures of Mike Erlin:

    Chapter 1: Magnetic Moon

    Chapter 2: Starship Quest

    Chapter 3: Revenge of the Space Pirates

    Coming Soon: Chapter 4: The Euripedes Enigma




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    Genre: Fantasy 
    Language: Unknown 
    IFID: ADRIFT-500-4D6E-F4F0-4900-B843-B15865772B28 
    Category: Complete adventure 
    Forgiveness rating: Tough 
    Total Downloads: 18 
    Online Plays: 5 
    File Size: 236 Kb 
    Version: 3
     

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      A game about the dwarf Grimmel years before "Axe of Kolt", Sat 2nd Oct 2021
    By Denk - See all my reviews

    First I must say that I beta-tested this game. This game is somewhat smaller than most of Larry Horsfield's games, which tend to be massive. Still, it is long enough to get immersed and it is in Larry's usual style and quality. You take the role of the dwarf Grimmel several years before he appears in the game "The Axe of Kolt" also by Larry Horsfield. He has to free some of his clan mates which are held prisoners by another clan.

    The game has a nice story, good gameplay and good puzzles though the individual puzzles are not necessarily very memorable, which is hard to achieve in smaller games. But still a very entertaining game.

    Parser: 4 stars
    Larry is among the few author's who usually manage to produce a game with a strong ADRIFT parser (probably because most ADRIFT authors chose ADRIFT because it doesn't require programming knowledge - but still it helps to know how ADRIFT works).

    Atmosphere: 4 stars
    The setting, writing and use of text colour all add to an immersive atmosphere.

    Cruelty: Tough
    As most of Larry Horsfield's games, they can become unwinnable, though you usually will have a pretty good idea when and what causes it. If you save often without overwriting old save-files, it is no big deal.

    Puzzles: 4 stars
    Some good solid puzzles without being very memorable.

    Overall: 4 stars
    Though the individual puzzles may not be that memorable, the overall story is and everything is in Larry Horsfield's usual style and quality.

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