Mansion of Maleficence by Per Jorner - Introduction - Rules - Start - Sections

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You walk around the nearest corner of the house, noting that the windows on this side are barred as well. Bordered by a thicket of tall ash trees, the vegetable garden still shows the remains of ordered rows and ridges, as well as the tops of some lean vegetables that stubbornly continue to grow among the weeds although no one is waiting to harvest them. Just beyond a tangle of bean creepers, an ancient scarecrow is rocking back and forth in the wind, maybe just a little too enthusiastically. All that remains of its clothing are a few tatters of burlap and a slouching hat. A path continues on to the front of the house, grass sprouting from between the lichen-stained flagstones. It's beyond unlikely that your disc could have flown that far, but if you like you can go that way by turning to 27. If not, you return to the back of the house (turn to 15).