SO, after another swift telling off, Keef was pushed out of the town to survive the perils of the jungle. Realising that he was new to this civilisation, he studied some of his many notes strewn throughout his clothing, and remembered the history of the Tri-City and Tel Mercon.
Many centuries ago, a man without power or influence rose to become Emperor. Nobody knows how, Telloc was his name.
Telloc was more egotistical than Duncan Evans, loved himself more than Green, and showed it by plastering his name on all and sundry. A city was built called Tel Mercon. After a prophet predicted his future. Telloc had a fortress built and named it Tel Hande. He locked himself away for many years and forgot about the welfare of his people.
Tel Mercon began to look strangely like the streets of London, with peasants begging on the roadside, living in dark corners and alleys. The rich stayed wealthy and the poor grew poorer.
Enough was enough. Grouping together, the streetbound and homeless revolted. They lay siege on Telloc's fortress, while the man himself was locked inside chanting spells he believed would save him from the prophet's prediction. But a single word out of place caused Telloc to disappear in a puff of sickly smelling green smoke.
The city rose from the gutter and was renamed Same Mercon, The Jewelled City.
Releasing the notes from his grasp, Keef looked around this foreboding place. Surviving he must, because at least one elder from his old town had 50 gold pieces riding on him.
Keef The Thief is another game in the long line of point and click adventures.
Keef begins in the jungle close to the city of Same Mercon, where he can talk to many people and steal from many houses. But Same Mercon has a great police force which patrols most streets and has an incredible knack for catching low-
The objective of the game is to break into the city's treasury and steal a most valuable ancient artefact. But the treasure is periodically moved around a maze - pinching it is not as easy as it at first seems.
There are a few busty women in the game, all of them quite tempting for a young thief like yourself. I had no luck chatting them up. But then I'm ugly.
The game is certainly challenging, especially creeping into empty houses and walking out with the booty without getting caught. I still haven't got the hang of combat and rarely survive an attack.
I enjoyed Keef The Thief, but can see that my days as a tea-leaf are numbered.