There are a few thing about the storyline that just don't add up. For one, wouldn't a meteoroid hitting somebody in the head knock them unconcious (and even that is stretching the concepts of the imagination in a game). Sorry, but a random meteoroid (unless it has some other significacne) hitting the main character in the head, then being Cursed (which seems to have a more profound effect than the meteoroid, as you said lethal) is kind of odd. Even if it just zoomed by close enough to distract the Dusclops would be less of a stretch.
But that's about all I can critique, since the rest seems pretty good and I can't play it for a while. Either way, good luck on this hack, and I hope you can get it finished.