THE ARC OF YESOD
Many month's have passed since the Rt. Hon. Charlemagne Fotheringham - Grunes, Charlie to his
friends, found himself caught up in the affairs of an organisation calling itself 'ICUPS', (International
commission tor Universal Problem Solving). Month's over which Charlie has had time to regret his
impulsive decision to help them out of a tight spot. It all began innocently enough early one Sunday
morning when he met a foreign gentleman who went by the name of Smith. Little did Charlie realise
that this encounter would mean his being whisked off to the Moon in an attempt to locate and destroy
a device buried deep in the Lunar Caverns. A device that was transmitting data out into the Galactic
Spiral, data that told of the vulnerability of Earth's defences against an attack by a hostile force from
Outer Space. The search for the device had all gone off smoothly enough. The various Moon inhabitants
had proved a bit of a worry at first, but after a while Charlie learned how to deal with them fairly
effectively, and so it came as no great surprise to him when he finally confronted the alien artifact
that was transmitting such compromising information out to this, as yet unseen enemy. No, the real
surprise came when he tried to destroy the Monolith, for the slab like structure threw him off and
promptly vanished. Teleported back to its home planet by the creators of this ultimate in eavesdroppers.
On Charlie's sombre return to Earth after suffering this defeat, the man calling himself Smith met and
escorted him away from the landing area. He told Charlie that they had tracked the ionic disruption
in the Time Space Continuum caused by the teleporting Monolith, and that it led to a planet called
Ariat, and furthermore that a Spacecraft had been readied for immediate lift off — its destination Ariat!
As Charlie ascended the small flight of steps leading into the new craft that had been prepared for
him, Smith imparted these final words. *As we now know the Monolith was really an extremely
sophisticated tactical warfare Computer. This means that if you don't succeed in this mission before
the Ariatans can make use of the information contained within it there will be no Earth to come back to.'
Now as Charlie's craft touches down safely but not undetected on the outskirts of the Capital City of
Ariat where the Monolith is being stored, you must become Charlie - his mission is now yours.
The Arc of Yesod · ©1985
Action/Jump'n Run · Datasette/Tape
Publisher: Thor Computer Software