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December 18, 2005 1:33 PM   Subscribe

Master Manole built the Curtea de Arges Monastery. According to legend, he couldn't complete the work without sacrificing someone dear to him, and his hubris upon completing the work lead him to a tragic end. It's a touching story, and now you can play the game.
posted by empath (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Strategy for the game: Fly low, catch as many haystacks as you can. You can pretty easily get over 200,000 points that way. Don't bother going for the wings, they don't give enough extra energy to be worth it.
posted by empath at 1:37 PM on December 18, 2005


Yep. Get 220000 or so following htat approach -- anything else seems to be a losing game.
posted by verb at 2:02 PM on December 18, 2005


So do I have to rtfa to know why a well magically appears wherever he crashes?
posted by edgeways at 2:28 PM on December 18, 2005


Yes.
posted by empath at 3:57 PM on December 18, 2005


I know people who actually still sing this ballad. I heard it sung about two months ago. They live in houses with no electricity. Finding a (page won't load for me) web based game based on Mesterul Manole means I can no longer deal with the 21st century. La revedere. Acuma ma duc sa fi baut. Sanitate!
posted by zaelic at 4:48 PM on December 18, 2005


And my mutant ability to miss haystacks once again manifests itself...

(sigh)
posted by Samizdata at 5:11 PM on December 18, 2005


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