You awaken in a foul crypt with only the following items at your disposal...
ROPE, BOOTS, AMULET, MAP, FLAIL, CHAIN, CUP, BELL, STAFF, RING, CODEC, RUM, FLUTE
You also have the following tools.
Awl (x1 use) — destroy a single letter from any string
Hammer (x1 use) — destroy any string of 2 or more letters in a string
Dagger (x1 use) — slice up any string with 3 or more letters, leaving only the first 2 letters
Katana (x1 use) — slice up any string with 3 or more letters, leaving only the last 2 letters
Halberd (x1 use) — slice up any string with 3 or more letters, leaving all but the first 2 letters
Falchion (x1 use) — slice up any string with 3 or more letters, leaving all but the last 2 letters
Mirror (x1 use) — reverse a string
Sieve (x1 use) — remove the vowels from a string (all vowels are destroyed)
Transmogrify Spell (x1 use) — convert every letter in a string to the letter that comes before it or after it in the alphabet (A and Z are neighbors)
Plurality Spell (x1 use) — make any word plural
Reduplication Spell (x2 uses) — double any string (for example, BO becomes BOBO)
Glue (x99 uses) — affix any string to any other
Being the kind Puzzlemaster that I am, let's start you off with a simple exercise in survival.
- Use the Transmogrify Spell on CHAIN to get DIBJO
- Use the dagger on DIBJO to get DI
- Use the katana on CODEC to get EC
- Use the mirror on EC to get CE
- Use the glue to affix DI to CE, ending with DICE
Congratulations, DICE is added to your inventory and everything else magically replenishes!
That's about the only good news, though. The air of this crypt is heady and foul, and you can feel a thousand eyes peering at you from every corner of the darkness. If only you had a TORCH...
The base puzzle has already been solved by @Deusovi w/ a sequence I didn't intend, but no intrepid adventurer has yet solved the following variant.
Pretend you’ve drunk all your RUM, worn out your BOOTS, dropped your AMULET into the murk, you’re using the ROPE to hold up your pants, and you wouldn’t dare part with the CHAIN because you love the metallic clinking sound it makes as you walk.