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1[[quoteright:350:]]˛˛A 2017 InteractiveFiction game created by Buster Hudson for the Interactive Fiction Competition.˛˛You have recently been procured by the knight Ser Leonhart and his faithful squire Tuck. Believing you capable of sniffing out wizards, they have brought you to the keep of the evil shapeshifting wizard Queklain, with the goal of defeating him and rescuing the kidnapped Princess Joy.˛˛Unfortunately, you are no wizard sniffer, merely an ordinary pig.˛˛You can play the game [[ here.]]˛----˛!!Contains examples of:˛˛* AllAnimalsAreDogs: The dragon acts a lot like a dog, licking people's faces and being eager to play with a ball. [[spoiler:It actually is a dog, transformed.]]˛* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: Queklain planned to have the kidnapped princess marry his son.˛* {{Asexuality}}: [[spoiler:Implied to be the case for Tuck, and WordOfGod says he was written as asexual.]]˛* AttackAttackAttack: Ser Leonhart will attack almost anything you sniff.˛* BalefulPolymorph: A potion mixup at the keep led to some of the inhabitants turning into other things.˛* BlatantLies: Some of the things the lying flea says are very obviously lies.˛* BrokenBridge: The first puzzle of the game is finding a way to lower the drawbridge to the keep.˛* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Laundry duty is feared by all the servants.˛* CuttingTheKnot: The vending machine puzzle ''can'' be solved, but it's much easier to get Ser Leonhart to destroy it.˛* DamselOutOfDistress: As you explore the keep, you discover that the princess has already fled.˛* DramaticWind: At the start of the game, Ser Leonhart's hair blows in the wind as he poses dramatically. Tuck achieves the effect for himself by holding his hair up.˛* EldritchAbomination: One of the servants is this. Gazing upon her will reduce a human to a gibbering mess.˛* EvilDetectingDog: Your companions believe you to be a wizard sniffer, though in reality that was made up by the person who sold you to them.˛* EvilSorcerer: Queklain.˛* FamilyThemeNaming: All of Queklain's family has names that end in 'ain' or 'aine'.˛* HeroAcademy: Hero Akademy is mentioned as a place that trains knights.˛* HintSystem: At the start of the game, you can pick up two fleas who can give you hints on command, with the caveat that [[KnightsAndKnaves one tells the truth while the other one lies]].˛* IntellectualAnimal: You are remarkably smart for a pig, even able to read. [[spoiler:Because you're actually a human who was transformed into a pig.]]˛* KnightsAndKnaves: The fleas that serve as the game's hint system give their hints in this form, with one flea telling the truth and the other one lying.˛* LampshadeWearing: [[spoiler:One of the heroes hides himself poorly by wearing a lampshade on his head.]]˛* LockedDoor: The doors to the keep. ''You'' can get through, but you need to find and bring back the keys to let your companions through.˛* LovePotion: Queklain planned to give one to the princess in order to make the wedding happen.˛* NeverLearnedToRead: Neither Ser Leonhart nor Tuck can read.˛* NobodyHereButUsStatues: [[spoiler:One of the heroes disguises himself (poorly) as a statue.]]˛* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: The flyer has several random verbs ending in -eth.˛* OverlyLongName: The princess and the king both have these, as seen from examining the flyer. Princess Joyanna Marianna Novellanna Montcabernet Savignon, and King Aurelius Audacious Latinus Montcabernet Savignon XXVIII.˛* RebelliousPrincess: [[spoiler:Princess Joy ends up giving up her identity to start a new life, remarking that now, maybe the citizens can get the democracy they've been wanting.]]˛* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:Yourself. Your companions assume you to be a male pig, but you're female.]]˛* ShapedLikeItself: Corporation Incorporated.˛* SharedUnusualTrait: The family portraits are described as [[FamilyEyeResemblance having violet eyes]].˛* TheSquire: Tuck. He's doing an apprenticeship at Hero Akademy.˛* StandardHeroReward: The reward posted for the return of Princess Joy is her hand in marriage and a hefty dowry.˛* StartingANewLife: [[spoiler:In the end, Joy, Tuck, and Tristain run off to start new lives, with Joy casting aside her old identity.]]˛* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: [[spoiler:The PlayerCharacter]] turns out to be [[spoiler:Princess Joy, transformed into a pig.]]˛* WholesomeCrossdresser: Tristain, whose room is full of dresses, wigs, and makeup.˛* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Parental expectations clashing with their children is a recurring theme. Queklain disapproves of his son's crossdressing, [[{{Hypocrite}} yet he broke away from the family tradition of puzzlemaking to take on a feminine profession]]. Tuck is pressured to become a hero. Joy is expected to marry whoever her father tells her to.˛----


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