Well, you’ve come this far and it’d be a shame to turn back now. So, taking a deep breath and steeling yourself, you raise the dagger above your head and look down at the goat. The goat looks back at you quizzically.
Clang! The clock strikes midnight!
Remembering the ritual, you wait until the third chime before plunging the dagger downwards. I’ll spare you the gory details, but you’re probably going to have a rather awkward conversation at the dry cleaners’ tomorrow morning.
Once the sacrifice is completed, the room is filled with ominous chanting. A low rumbling sound fills the air and High Priestess Lachard steps into the middle of the room and shouts: ‘Silence! Our glorious Elder Goddess Zuccax speaks!‘
A deathly silence falls over the room. After what feels like an eternity of silence, you hear an unearthly voice echo around the room. Thanks to the room’s terrible acoustics, you can’t quite work out exactly what the voice said, but you could have sworn that it said: ‘ANOTHER bloody goat!? *Sigh* Fine then, welcome to my eternal service. Asshole.‘
When the voice has finished speaking, the room is filled with chanting and frenzied applause. You are now a member of the Eternal Ancient Order Of The Golden Rain!
Your quest, it seems, is now at an end and all that remains is to eat your celebratory box of chocolates, pay your membership fee and begin your apprenticeship. But, somehow, you can’t shake the feeling that this moment should have been better somehow. Still, who cares? You’ve won! Woo hoo… I guess.
The End :I …. Meh.
(You goat the “okay” ending. It’s ok, I guess. Still, if you want to do better you could always start again. Or, if you’re the kind of unprincipled swine who likes to flick back a couple of pages when playing a gamebook, I suppose you could cheat)