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King of Spain built a tower to hold safe a secret, and he
sealed the tower with a mighty padlock, and charged his
successors with the obligation each in turn to add extra
padlocks so as to preserve ever more inviolable whatever
was concealed within. Twenty-six kings in succession came
to power, ruled their reigns, and died, but each
respected the wish of the of the tower builder. Then a
rash and headstrong, young king named Roderic came to
power and instead of respecting the custom of his
predecessors, resolved instead to own the secret of the
tower for himself. Against the advice of all his
counselors, he had the 27 padlocks opened and he entered
the chamber within. On its walls were painted Arab
horsemen, scimitars at their belts, spears brandished in
their right hands. In the middle of the room stood a
table made of gold and silver set with precious stones,
upon it were carved the words:
"This is the table of King Solomon, son of David, peace be upon his name"
There was an urn on the table containing a parchment scroll. Upon the scroll was written:
"Whenever this chamber be violated, and the spell contained by the urn is broken, the conquerors painted on these walls will invade Spain, overthrow its Kings, and subdue the entire land."
That very day word came that the invaders had landed . . .
What is Quirkat?
The short answer:
Quirkat is a game of strategy that arrays 2 armies, of 12
men each, on a gridded battlefield in a battle to the
Quirkat.zip (1.9 Mb)
Interested in just the rules and history of the game? Then download just the Windows Help file if you'd like.
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