I Learned Something Today: King’s Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

I rarely take time off from adventuring. What is life without a grand adventure? However, everyone needs a little vacation once in a while so I decided to let my sister take over my adventures for 24 hours. Thanks to the lessons she learned from King’s Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella, I can take longer vacations.  So I’m taking this week off and I’m giving the reigns of this week’s I Learned Something Today over to her.

King's Quest IV

The Lessons of King’s Quest IV

  1. Come out at night and day
  2. Tickle the uvula
  3. Read up on Greek Mythology

Come out at night and day

I learned something today. I am not an experienced adventurer. I usually leave that kind of stuff to my dad and brother. Sometimes both of them are off doing other things and it’s up to me to be the adventurer. I was never one to go outside and get dirty with the tomboys. I liked dolls and clothes. Sure I might be a stereotype, but I like what I like. I also never went outside at night. Dangerous things happen to pretty girls at night. I could be walking in the garden during the day and see nothing out of the ordinary. Walking through the same area at night will lead to a surprise I might not be able to handle. I guess if I ever wanted to be a successful adventurer I would need to explore during both times. But I have to stay away from the cave. I hear there is a troll in there. Thanks, King’s Quest IV.

How did Pinocchio get out of this jam?

Tickle the uvula

I learned something today. I never knew what that dangling ball thing was at the back of everyone’s throat until my first adventure. I was swimming in the ocean. Now, I kept my dress on because I might need to get out of the water at a moment’s notice. It’s not an ideal way to go swimming in the ocean but for me it was practical. When you’re swimming in the ocean you have to be aware of your surroundings. It’s unfortunate that I didn’t learn this until after I was swallowed by a humongous whale. After spending an inordinate amount of time trying to climb up his slippery tongue, I remembered that I had a feather in my back pocket. Amazingly enough, it was dry and I used it to tickle the dangling ball. Seconds later, I was shot out of the whale’s mouth and onto an island I’d never been before. The ball thing is called a uvula and I have never forgot the name since that day in the whale. Thanks, King’s Quest IV. 

Read up on Greek Mythology

So what if I'm an anti-witchite

I learned something today. If you ever wanted to skip out on a week in school, don’t do it during Greek Mythology week. You’ll learn valuable lessons that will carry you through many dangerous situations. Read The Odyssey. Talk about a guy who knew what adventuring was all about. Not only is the The Odyssey a great adventure, the adventures of Perseus should also be studied. That story taught me things that I have used in my own travels. When I came upon a trio of blind sisters sharing one eye and stirring up a black pot of something or other, I knew that if I snatched that eye, they would no longer give me any trouble. It might sound cruel to take the one thing that those witches used to see with, but they’re witches. And everyone knows that witches are always up to no good. I saved the land from the machinations and chicanery. I’m a hero. Thanks, King’s Quest IV.


Wow, my sister has had some crazy adventures. Obviously they aren’t as cool as the ones I’ve had but then again I’ve never been swallowed by a whale. Nor do I ever want to. I guess after this trial run I’ll let her go on more of my adventures. Turns out, I kind of like this vacation thing. Thanks, video games.

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2 Comments I Learned Something Today: King’s Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

  1. moses5885

    i learned about 5 months ago when i bought the collection off of steam that these damn games are hard as hell. i didn’t have my brothers helping me out, i had to ask google and jeeves.

    I would also have to add that rosella learned that ogre’s like lady stew more than deer stew.

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