Star Swirl's Parser-Based Pony Adventure

Help defeat present-day Discord from the past. Overcome tests set before you by the master of chaos and eventually choose the ultimate fate of Equestria. This is a text adventure.
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Star Swirl's Parser-Based Pony Adventure

Few ponies know that when Discord was liberated during the Return of Harmony, his strength swelled across the timeline and it's during the time of founding of Equestria that the true battle takes place. As Star Swirl the Bearded, you must explore the mines under future-day Canterlot to find an artifact that will grant you the power to choose and change the face of Equestria FOREVEEER!... too dramatic?

This is Windows parser-based interactive fiction. This means that there are no graphics to speak of - that takes place in your imagination. Instead, surroundings and events are described and you interact with the world by typing commands. But do not worry: It is not as difficult as old school games are. There is a suggestion system that will help find the commands you need and the game is set up in a way that you cannot truly lose.

The story itself is about the journey of Star Swirl to the depths. He encountes obstacles (locked doors, mostly), other ponies (Clover the Clever and Twilight and her friends). Most rooms usually have some sort of puzzle you must overcome, for example, figure out a combination to open the door and find a proper item or spell. In the end, you will choose one of four different fates of Equestria.

Remember that you are supposed to use a combination of the suggestion system and command typing. Usually, typing three letters of a word should be enough to eliminate most unwanted possibilities and then you use arrow keys and Enter to choose.

I'm sorry about the need to make it into an installer, but it just makes sure you have XNA libraries installed (or installs them silently, if neccessary).

A Walkthrough file is included for if you get stuck.
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Runs on: [Win32]
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Total rank: 10th place!

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5th place - Average score: 4.13 out of 5

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14th place - Average score: 3.67 out of 5

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35th place - Average score: 2.46 out of 5

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6th place - Average score: 4.38 out of 5

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10th place - Average score: 4.17 out of 5

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