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Gun Manor Library
Area
Gun Manor, Second Floor
Unlocked by
Reaching the second floor of Gun Manor

The Gun Manor Library is located on the second floor of Gun Manor.

Inside are two lamps, a poster, a dictionary, a librarian, 15 bookshelves, and the Gun Manor info clerk trapped under a book.

Items[]

  • Returning the book Fun Law: Rules for Parlor Games to the stacks gives you Basics of Gun Law instead.
  • Returning the book Duelling Banjos to the stacks gives you Duel Law instead.
  • Once you have realized that the lawyer requires hard evidence you can find "a few bundles of old newspapers at the bottom of one shelf", which reveal a fact important to the case, and an interesting bit of background on the Manor:
    • The first newspaper reveals that "all three men scheduled to be hanged on the 29th escaped in the confusion, and only two of them were recaptured."
    • If you keep looking you also find out that "Mrs. Gun's husband Dan vanished on the road while traveling to Dirtwater on business about six years ago."
  • Looking up "key" or "keys" in the dictionary gives you Gun Manor guest room key.
  • Looking up "poach" or similar phrases, after talking to the ghost poacher about poaching, gives you dictionary page (poach).
  • Additionally, a puzzle involving the words COARSE, HAWKER, MARKET, ELEVEN, TOUPEE, WETTER and then CARVER. Investigation needed - see here [1]. Entering the first six words in any order and then entering CARVER gives The Carver.

Ghosts[]

Head librarian.png I've decided I hate whispering
Bad guys
the ghost of an angry librarian
XP (kill)
10 - 73

The ghost of an angry librarian is here. She can be defeated through combat, or by offering her a silenter. The non-violent solution gives 30 - 219 XP.

Boo![]

There are two scary movements in this room.

  • Flipping the light switch reveals "BOO" on the BOOk poster.
  • Looking up "BOO" in the dictionary.

Employees[]

On the far left of the room you find the Gun Manor info clerk trapped under a book. You need 5 - 45 Muscle to shift the book and allow him to return to work; doing so rewards you with 15 - 78 XP.

Dictionary[]

The table below shows words you can find defined in the dictionary:

Word Definition Notes
also (see: you)
artist 1. (n.) A clue to help you solve the puzzle on the second floor, nothing more. (Nice work, though!)
bassoon 1. (n.) The horrible mutant lovechild of a saxophone and a clarinet.
belfry 1. (n.) A room for storing bells and bats.
bibsmoth (see: bismuth)
billiards 1. (n.) A game where you use a stick to knock balls into holes.

(cf. pool)

bipsmith (see: bismuth)
bismuth 1. (n.) A brittle silvery-white metal with a characteristic iridescent tarnish and square, stair-stepped crystal growth.

(cf. bibsmoth, bipsmith, bisquick)

bisquick (see: bismuth)
boo (first time) Weird, there's an entry for that word, but no definition. It's just a picture of... Oh no.
A picture of what?

A picture of...

WHAT!?

It's a picture of YOU!

boo (subsequent times) On second thought, no. Once was enough.
brunch That word doesn't appear to be in this dictionary. As noted by the librarian, the dictionary is out of date and doesn't include this word.
bustle
bustled
bustles
1. (v.) Any activity performed in a hedgerow.
carver If you search for this word before completing the other steps in the cipher puzzle:
You look up "carver" in the dictionary: You seem to be skipping forward a bit, yeah?

Once you have found the other words:
The dictionary has been waiting so long for someone to turn to this page that the natural geological processes within the book have caused the pages to compress into a dense and very sharp material. You chip out a piece and fashion it into a makeshift knife.

You got an item: The Carver

Congrats on job well done!

Part of cipher puzzle.
caviar 1. (n.) Fish eggs. Considered a delicacy by rich people who don't have nightmares about turning into a living aquarium.
cellar 1. (n.) Someone who cells.
centaur 1. (n.) A creature with the upper half of a man and the lower half of a hundred bulls.
cf 1. (v.) Compare, see also.
chalk 1. (n.) A writing implement used by children who grow up to be vandals later in life.
chili 1. (n.) A savory soup made from beans, spices and a gun.
coarse COARSE
1. (adj.) Inferior in quality, like this definition.

Great work! Only x more to solve.

Or, someone has previously recorded the following result
1. (n.) The path that one follows to a destination.

Part of cipher puzzle.
dictionary 1. Smartass.
door
doors
1. (n.) An object that blocks your path, best opened with a key.

(see: key)

down (see south)
east 1. (n.) One of the four cardinal compass directions. The directions in which the sun rises, unless you're in the southern hemisphere. Also known as 'right'. Italicized letters hint at directions to take to find the Font of Knowledge in the Gun Manor Hedge Maze.
egg
eggs
1. (n.) A food best served poached.

(see poach)

eleven ELEVEN

Idiosyncratic quantity of words encountered as cipher in this weird sentence.

Great job thinking to check for this! Only x more to solve.

Part of cipher puzzle
fnord (Weird, it's blank.)
gallery 1. (n.) A room for displaying the expensive junk you've accumulated.
ghost
ghosts
1. (n.) The soul or spirit of a deceased person, which remains after death due to some unfinished business, which is usually a real hassle to solve.

Florence: Well heck, I could've told you that.

ghostbuster (definition removed under copyright claim)
gin 1. (n.) A clear alcoholic liquid squeezed from parts of a bush.
gramophone 1. (n.) One one-thousandth of a kilophone.
granite 1. (n.) A kind of rock that people wrongly assume things are made of, hence the phrase "taken for granite."
gun
guns
1. (n.) A device for projecting a very hard object very forcefully, which makes hunting and self-defense easy and fun!

This entry sponsored by Gun Industries.

hassle 1. (n.) What a man's comb is.
hawker HAWKER
1. (n.) One that sells others on the notion that birds are really great.

Great work! Only x more to solve.

Part of cipher puzzle
hedge
hedge maze
hedgerow
hedgerows
hedges
1. (n.) A specially cultivated bush.

2. (n.) A good place for a bustle.

key
keys
1. (n.) One of these things:

(First time) There's a key stuck to this page!

(Further times) Underneath that there's a spot where a key used to be.

Gain a Gun Manor guest room key.
kilt
kilts
1. (n.) A special kind of foreign legless pants.
kitchen 1. (n.) Where decorative objects of questionable artistic or aesthetic value are stored.
lard 1. (n.) The most delicious part of a pig.
larder 1. (n.) Where lard (and other foodstuffs, but most importantly lard) is stored.
lardest 1. (n.) The first Frenchman ever to visit Gun Manor.

Someone wrote that in with a pen.

left (see: west)
library 1. (n.) The room you're standing in right now.

Pardner: What the... how does it know?

Florence: Well, it's chained to the podium.

loathing 1. (n.) A rumored (possibly mythical) island kingdom in the east, where many absurd and wildly anachronistic things are said to occur.

Pardner: Someone wrote "www.kingdomofloathing.com" underneath that with a pen, but I don't know what that means.

manliness 1. (n.) The property that makes a person grow hair, shoot animals, and play games with balls.
mannequin (see: centaur)
manor
manors
1. (n.) A very large house, so to speak.
market MARKET
1. (n.) A venue for the exchange of ideas.

Congrats! You've solved them all -- save one.

Part of cipher puzzle.
maze
mazes
1. (n.) A series of twisty little passages, all alike.
murgy 1. (n., slang) A Murgatroyd diode.
Murgatroyd 1. (n.) A Murgatroyd diode -- an electronic component whose exact function and purpose was uncertain even to the man who invented it, Jeffcoat Murgatroyd. Unfortunately, no further study is possible, as Murgatroyd and his entire supply of diodes were lost at sea shortly after the device's invention.
nightstand
nightstands
1. (n.) A sexual encounter.
north 1. (n.) One of the four cardinal directions. Also known as 'up' Italicized letters hint at directions to take to find the Font of Knowledge in the Gun Manor Hedge Maze.
pantry 1. (n.) A room where pants are stored.
pants 1. (pl. n.) Things stored in a pantry.
parlor 1. (n.) Someone who parls.
phonograph 1. (n.) A photograph, but for sounds.
photograph
photographs
1. (n.) A phonograph, but for images.
poach
poached
poached egg
poached eggs
poaches
poaching
1. (v.) To slow cook by immersion in water.

2. (v.) To shoot an animal belonging to the king.

Having spoken to the ghost poacher, first time:

See, you told that ghost in the kitchen that there were two meanings.
You tear the page out so you can prove it to him.
Acquire the dictionary page (poach)

Further times:

Unfortunately, that page is missing because of the actions of some reprehensible vandal.
pocket 1. (n.) A small fabric bag sewn into a garment, used to keep small objects out of sight so you forget where you put them. Not available if above poach page was taken.
podcast
podcasts
1. (n.) A form of entertainment where you can listen in on someone else's conversation without being expected to contribute. Not available if above poach page was taken.
podiatrist 1. (n.) A carpenter who specializes in podiums.

(cf. podium)

Not available if above poach page was taken.
podium 1. (n.) A shelf designed to hold a single book. Widely considered inefficient. Not available if above poach page was taken.
pool
pools
1. (n.) A hole filled with too much water, typically used to get rid of excess money.
recursion (see: recursion)
restroom
restrooms
1. (v.) To stroom again.
right (see: east)
salad
salads
1. (n.) The funniest word in the English language.
secular humanism
secularhumanism
That phrase doesn't appear to be in this dictionary. As noted by the librarian, the dictionary is out of date and doesn't include this word.
shorts 1. (adj.) The opposite of longs.
silencer
silencers
That word doesn't appear to be in this dictionary.
silenter
silenters
1. (n.) A device for making loud objects (such as guns) quiet -- if anyone ever invents one.
smartass 1. (n.) You.
smorgasbord 1. (n.) A buffet-style meal consisting of many small dishes to buffet your digestive system.
snake 1. (n.) A long, thin, pointy, angry sausage.
south 1. (n.) One of the four cardinal directions. Also known as 'down'. The Earth has much greater mass in the southern hemisphere, which helps keep the planet upright, but with the consequence that ships tend to drift south due to increased gravity in that direction. Italicized letters hint at directions to take to find the Font of Knowledge in the Gun Manor Hedge Maze.
spider
spiders
1. (n.) The octopus of bugs.

Uggggh.

technocracy That word doesn't appear to be in this dictionary. As noted by the librarian, the dictionary is out of date and doesn't include this word.
toupee TOUPEE
integument wig apt to aging vanities

Great work! Only x more to solve.

Part of cipher puzzle.
trophy The definition has been crossed out. In its place, somebody (presumably Mr. Gun) has written "Anything related to an animal or bowling that can be used to impress your buddies."

Makes sense.

up (see: north)
west 1. (n.) One of the four cardinal compass directions. Also known as 'left'. Where the sun sets, and therefore we can deduce that the British Empire was entirely in the East. Italicized letters hint at directions to take to find the Font of Knowledge in the Gun Manor Hedge Maze [there are no italicized letters in the west direction].
wetter WETTER
The three words that brought you here, and the three from pictures before them...

Great work! Only x more to solve.

Part of cipher puzzle.
xyzzy Fool! Ha ha.
you (see: smartass)

(cf. recursion)


If entering an unknown word (not listed above), a Mad Lib result is generated giving a Random Definition and a Random Response. For example, a definition might be: "1. (n.) A Turkish screwdriver used to smoke bread.", and your character's reaction might be "Huh!".

Formula Bucket
Random Definition
  • 1. (n.) Someone who [VERBS] [OBJECTS] for [USE].
  • 1. (n.) A type of [MATERIAL] [OBJECT] used in [USE].
  • 1. (n.) A [MATERIAL] [OBJECT] used to [VERB] [OBJECTS].
  • 1. (n.) A [OBJECT] [RELATION] a [MATERIAL] [OBJECT].
  • 1. (v.) To [VERB] a [OBJECT] [RELATION] a [OBJECT].
  • 1. (v.) To [VERB] both a [OBJECT] and a [OBJECT].
Random Response
  • ...
  • Huh!
  • Hmm.
  • I think this dictionary is busted.
  • Is this definitely an English dictionary?
  • It's printed in a book, so it must be true.
  • Odd.
  • Really?
  • That's hard to believe.
  • That's not what I learned in school.
  • Uh...
  • Umm...
  • Weird.
  • Whoops.
[MATERIAL]
  • air-filled
  • alcoholic
  • artificial
  • brass
  • ceramic
  • confused
  • electric
  • expensive
  • French
  • iron
  • large
  • mechanical
  • musical
  • nomadic
  • Norwegian
  • rubber
  • Turkish
  • unusual
  • venomous
[OBJECT]
  • balloon
  • barrel
  • bucket
  • cat
  • chemical
  • duck
  • gadget
  • harpsichord
  • hose
  • machine
  • motor
  • paper
  • plank
  • policeman
  • potato
  • pretzel
  • pulley
  • pumpkin
  • radish
  • rope
  • salad
  • sandwich
  • screwdriver
  • soup
  • tree
  • umbrella
  • vehicle
  • water
  • weevil
  • wheel
[OBJECTS]
  • blood
  • butter
  • candy
  • dogs
  • fire
  • fish
  • grain
  • liquid
  • machinery
  • messages
  • papers
  • skeletons
[RELATION]
  • above
  • beside
  • instead of
  • near
  • underneath
  • with
[USE]
  • accounting
  • animal husbandry
  • bowling
  • cooking
  • courtrooms
  • dessert recipes
  • engineering
  • farming
  • museums
  • operas
  • religious ceremonies
  • surgery
  • symphonies
  • taxidermy
  • teaching
[VERB]
  • align
  • analyze
  • attract
  • brighten
  • build
  • capture
  • carry
  • construct
  • inflate
  • lengthen
  • mince
  • peel
  • preserve
  • recruit
  • repel
  • sequester
  • sing to
  • smoke
  • store
  • transport
  • twist
[VERBS]
  • analyses
  • educates
  • pickles
  • repairs
  • repels
  • rotates
  • seasons
  • sequesters
  • sings to
  • smokes
  • trains
  • twists
  • yells at
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