The Frobozz Magic
Balloon was composed of an extremely heavy wicker
basket, an enormous cloth bag (which was firmly attached to the
basket), and a metal receptacle fastened to the center of the basket.
When afloat, this aerial vehicle could be anchored by the tying of its
braided wire. It was not only helium and hydrogen that would lift such
devices, these balloons could be carried aloft by hot air manufactured
in the receptacle by the burning of something which produced heat.
not entirely magical in nature, Frobozz Magic Balloons had some
incantations built into them, as the user was informed of upon purchase:
!! FROBOZZ MAGIC BALLOON COMPANY !!
Instructions for use:
To get into balloon, say 'Board'
To leave balloon, say 'Disembark'
To land your balloon, say LAND
Otherwise, you're on your own!
No warranty is expressed or implied.
You're on your own, sport!
|SOURCE(S): Zork II, The Zork Chronicles, Zork Quest IV:Conquest at Quendor|