Take a Look, it's in a Book! (Rise)
As you're wandering through the Spookyraven Library, you notice a shelf full of particularly interesting books.
Which one would you like to peruse?
|Read "The Rise of the House of Spookyraven"|
|History is Fun! (The Rise of the House of Spookyraven)|
|Read "The Better Haunted Homes and Conservatories Cookbook"|
You flip through the cookbook. Interesting....
It says here that if you cook
- first ingredient
- second ingredient
that you'll get
- resulting item
Huh. You'll have to try that one sometime.
|Read "Ancient Forbidden Unspeakable Evil, a Love Story"|
|Reading is for losers. I'm outta here.|
You're afraid of literature, apparently, so you bail.
Occurs in The Haunted Library.
- Since September 2008, any recipe you learn will automatically be added to your discoveries with the message:
- Congratulations! You just discovered a new recipe!
- Only recipes for the following items can be learned:
- carob brownies
- herb brownies
- tofu casserole
- bat wing kabob
- ghuol-ear kabob
- knob shroomkabob
- knoll shroomkabob
- rat appendix kabob
- skewered cat appendix
- spooky shroomkabob
- bat haggis
- carob chunk cookies
- ghuol egg quiche
- hippy herbal tea
- pr0n cocktail
- rat scrapple
- secret blend of herbs and spices
- stuffed spooky mushroom
- white chocolate chip cookies
- flower petal pie
- lihc eye pie
- pie crust
- goat cheese pizza
- mushroom pizza
- plain pizza (both recipes)
- sausage pizza
- asparagus stir-fry
- bat wing stir-fry
- Knob sausage stir-fry
- Knob stir-fry
- Knoll stir-fry
- pr0n stir-fry
- spooky stir-fry
- tofu stir-fry
- bean burrito
- catgut taco
- chorizo taco
- enchanted bean burrito
- goat cheese taco
- insanely spicy bean burrito
- insanely spicy enchanted bean burrito
- insanely spicy jumping bean burrito
- jumping bean burrito
- jumping bean taco
- papaya taco
- pr0n taco
- royal jelly taco
- spicy bean burrito
- spicy enchanted bean burrito
- spicy jumping bean burrito
- tofu taco
- The recipe given is randomly selected from the above list, with each recipe equally likely. Already knowing a recipe in the list does not alter the odds of getting that recipe, or any other recipe.
- Leaving does not consume an adventure, and banishes the noncombat from the zone for 10 turns.
- On May 15th, 2014 Spookyraven Manor was revamped, and this adventure was changed from Choice Adventure #80 to Choice Adventure #888.
- Previously, clicking the third book from the left on the top of the book shelf opened a replacement staircase which allowed you to go up to the top floor of the manor.
- Upon clicking the book it gave this message:
- You try to pull one of the books off of the shelf, but it only comes out halfway, because it's apparently connected to some sort of secret switch. You hear a rumbling from out in the hallway, so you run to investigate.
- If you broken the stairs:
- You look toward the source of the rumbling, and see a sturdy-looking reinforced metal staircase descending from the ceiling to replace the ruined stairs. The Spookyraven family must've had that installed as a backup in case of catastrophic stairway failure. Lucky you!
- If you hadn't broke the stairs:
- You look toward the source of the rumbling, and see a sturdy-looking reinforced metal staircase descending from the ceiling, crushing the existing wooden staircase. Curious.
- Clicking the book a second time will used to give this message:
- You're very clever and all, but that trick only works once. The secret staircase has already been revealed.
- "The Rise of the House of Spookyraven" is a reference to Edgar Allen Poe's famous short story "The Fall of the House of Usher."
- "Take a Look, it's in a Book!" is a reference to the popular PBS kids show, Reading Rainbow. It is a line from the theme song.
- "The Better Haunted Homes and Conservatories Cookbook" is a reference to Better Homes and Gardens magazine, which has spawned a number of cookbooks in its decades-long history.
- "Particularly interesting books" and the ability to learn a recipe is likely a reference to Dragon Quest VIII, in which you can sometimes learn alchemy recipes by reading from bookshelves you come across. (Some bookshelves weren't readable - the message when you examined one of these was "None of these books appear particularly interesting.")
- "Tuesdays with Abhorrent Fiends" is a takeoff on Mitch Albom's book Tuesdays with Morrie.