From the developer:
You rush to your master’s side and await his instructions. He is studying a fragile looking scroll and muttering to himself.
He looks up and says, “Ah, there you are. This ...” -- he hands you the scroll -- “... goes back in the vault. I believe it is still open. And this little beastie ...” -- he hands you a small, empty brass cage -- “... goes back to my private quarters. Thank you, that will be all.”
You bow, and head downstairs to the vault. The heavy stone door is wide open, and a golden key juts out of the lock.
Without warning, someone shoves you roughly from behind. The scroll and the brass cage fly out of your hands as you fall to the ground. There is a loud “click”, and everything turns black.
Suveh Nux is a game of magical experimentation, written for the 2007 One Room Game Competition. It came first place out of nine games, and also received an Xyzzy award for Best Puzzles.