"Congratulations on bringing light
to the dark
Also known as pyramid
, one of the many treasures to be collected in the game Adventure (or ADVENT
Because the original version of Adventure
was written in such a way that only the first 4 characters of each word were significant
, old hand
s at the game tended to zip through parts by only typing said first four letters. Thus, "pyramid" was shortened to "pyra".
This scheme had certain drawbacks. For example, north
were recognized by the computer as being the same command (sepecifically, "north") because the first four letters (nort
) were indistinguishable
. This meant that to issue the "northwest" command, one had no choice but to shorten it to "nw
". Such constructions were poorly documented, leading to some confustion for newbies
The pyra was found in a room that was completely dark, and due to a small entrance
, was difficult to get a light into (unless you knew the secret word
). Anyone managing this feat was rewarded with the phrase at the top of this writeup.