Gleaming the Cube
As you're stumbling around in the dark, you find an alcove that is lit by a weird, phosphorescent glow. You see a pyramid in front of you built out of boxes of wine. Well, it's more of a ziggurat. Remind me to tell you my "ziggurat lighter" joke sometime.
As you watch, a freakishly deformed rat hops up and down the ziggurat. It has orange fur rather than brown, and its muzzle is stretched into a long, toothless snout. As you watch, pondering how a beneficent god could allow such a creature to exist, it falls off the ziggurat and vanishes below. You grab one of the wine cubes and leave before it comes back.
|You acquire an item: boxed wine|
- Once you had completed the Typical Tavern Quest, this adventure would no longer have been available.
- The "ziggurat lighter" joke is a reference to Mighty Bjorn's History Lessons, which can be found here.
- The orange rat with a toothless snout is actually the video game character Q*bert, who was known to jump around on a pyramid made out of cubes.
- The name of the adventure is a reference to the 1989 movie Gleaming the Cube.