> Go south
You enter the foyer of a fairly decent home. The living room is over to the left and a flight of stairs that lead up. There is also a locked trapdoor in the center of the room. There is a large boulder in front of you. You're not getting through there.
> And the sword?
Yeah, the elfin sword is still up there. But it looks a little bit lower than where it was a while ago.
> Get sword
Alas, it is still too high. Ye can't get ye sword.
> Examine boulder
The boulder seems to be made out of granite and looking through a small gap in the boulder, you can barely make out the remains of an abandoned laboratory. There is a small inscription on the boulder.
"D WY TU BRK DZ RK Z TU PRNNC XYZZY CRKT WN TH BRS BBL Z WT U"