"Magic has been banned from the Great Underground Empire of Zork. By edict of the Grand Inquisitor, the Empire has been sealed off and the practice of magic declared punishable by totemization (a very bad thing). Can you save the Underground? Adventurer Wanted. Expert puzzle-solver and treasure hunter sought for recovery of three sacred treasures. Experience using a map and inventory helpful but not required. Must collect spells and learn intricacies of magic to save the Underground. Inquire within."