The Moonlit Tower
|The Moonlit Tower|
|Author(s)||Yoon Ha Lee|
|Authoring system||Inform 6|
|Cruelty scale||Cruelty to be determined|
How It Begins
The sound of porcelain shattering. You are surrounded by stone, not a prison, that somehow admits the moonlight to diffuse through it. Carved stairs spiral downward.
Who you are isn't clear. You remember the armor and silks you wear, but not your face. A porcelain mask is on the floor -- a half mask. And you -- the left side of your face is porcelain, as if it were part of you, as if it wasn't a mask at all. How long have you worn porcelain as a face?
- The Moonlit Tower (Yoon Ha Lee; 2002; Z-code 5).
- Release 1 / Serial number 020927 / Inform v6.21 Library 6/10
- IFID: ZCODE-1-020927-18FC1
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- IF Comp 2002: 4th of 38 entries.
- XYZZY Awards 2002: Winner of Best Writing. Finalist for Best Setting, Best Story.
- Download Moonlit.z5 from the IF Archive. The story file.
- The Moonlit Tower - at SPAG.
- The Moonlit Tower - at IF Ratings.
- Review - by Paul O'Brian.
- Review - by Dan Shiovitz.