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1. Weeping Door
An obstacle/character that appeared in Series 4 only. Each weeping door took the form of a raised drawbridge, on which crying faces would appear shortly after a dungeoneer approached, and ramble lamentingly. The doors were said to be spellbound creatures (prisoners with the function of gaolers), and could only be opened by truth, i.e. correct answers to questions. The number of truths required by each weeping door depended upon which level it was on. To enable this opportunity, the dungeoneer had to speak the 'calling', of which Pickle (having received Treguard's grudging permission) would inform each and every team during their first weeping door encounter:

'True and false, false and true, open up and let us through.'

Having acknowledged this (even if it had been recited inaccurately), the weeping door would ask three true-or-false questions. If, having done so, it had received enough correct answers (which happened during every weeping door encounter), it would declare plangently that 'truth will out, and so will you'; the face would disappear; then the door would lower.

Each weeping door's name was a pun. Level 1's weeping door was named Dooris, Level 2's was named Doorkis, Level 3's was named Dooreen.

Although the weeping doors were an interesting concept, their formulaic nature made them seem repetitive and montonous to some.

Provided By: David, 2006-07-31 18:08:04
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