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malcontent March 23, 2022 19:30

Here is a bizarre item I found - it maps and lights an entire level - but I can't read any scrolls because of the -3 light :/

There are some other nice aspects to it, and some other not so nice aspects...

Code:

l) the Arkenstone of Gelwilda <+3, +5, +2, -3> (charging) {cursed}
    Taken from a chest found at 2550 feet (level 51)
   
    It paralyses you every now and then.
    It poisons you from time to time.
    +3 wisdom.
    +5 searching skill.
    +2 infravision.
    -3 light.
    Provides immunity to Fire.
    Provides resistance to Nexus, Chaos.
    Cannot be harmed by Fire.
    Feather Falling.  Prevents teleportation. 
    Intensity -3 light.
   
    When activated, it lights and maps the entire level, sensing
    objects.
    Takes 107 to 210 turns to recharge at your current speed.
    Your chance of success is 94.7%


Estie March 23, 2022 22:55

Interesting item - presumably you could use it if you somehow got >3 light from elsewhere ?

malcontent March 24, 2022 02:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by Estie (Post 158014)
Interesting item - presumably you could use it if you somehow got >3 light from elsewhere ?

Yeah, I would definitely consider it.

The "Prevents teleportation" aspect is also a bit unnerving - I've never intentionally played that way. I like carrying a few !PD with me, they are disposable, but I could probably live without them at this stage.

Julian March 24, 2022 20:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by malcontent (Post 158013)
Here is a bizarre item I found - it maps and lights an entire level - but I can't read any scrolls because of the -3 light :/

There are some other nice aspects to it, and some other not so nice aspects...

Code:

l) the Arkenstone of Gelwilda <+3, +5, +2, -3> (charging) {cursed}
    Taken from a chest found at 2550 feet (level 51)
   
    It paralyses you every now and then.
    It poisons you from time to time.
    +3 wisdom.
    +5 searching skill.
    +2 infravision.
    -3 light.
    Provides immunity to Fire.
    Provides resistance to Nexus, Chaos.
    Cannot be harmed by Fire.
    Feather Falling.  Prevents teleportation. 
    Intensity -3 light.
   
    When activated, it lights and maps the entire level, sensing
    objects.
    Takes 107 to 210 turns to recharge at your current speed.
    Your chance of success is 94.7%


That’s a swap item; you wear it to take the stairs, use it, then forget about it until you’re going down again. (With the option of swapping for fights against big fire breathers.)

Cryomaniac March 24, 2022 21:05

Yet another item from the Touhou mod, this time more risky to use:

Code:

X Ribbon of C('i)adan [1,+6] (+4 to speed) {+SpCnChIf;*Co;InLv[T(Cn}                                                 
      Hard                                                                                                           
Score:174285        Item Attributes:                                                                                 
              It affects your constitution.                                                                         
Moon-Rabbit    It affects your charisma.                                                                             
Udonge        It affects your infravision.                                                                           
LEVEL    13  It affects your speed.                                                                                 
EXP      438  It sustains your constitution.                                                                         
AU      4704  It provides immunity to cold.                                                                         
| ~  "~(()))  It provides resistance to otherworldly horrors.                                                       
STR :    22  It allows you to levitate.                                                                             
INT :    15  It prevents teleportation.                                                                             
WIS :    13  It cannot be harmed by the elements.

Randart names can sometimes be weird in my translation, I'll be looking into that later; anyway, +4 CON/CHR/speed, an immunity, insanity resistance... and anti-teleportation. That was one of early game quest rewards, by the way.

RegalStar March 26, 2022 10:46

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t) the Zweihander of Corion (3d6) (-14,-13) <-3> {cursed}
Found lying on the floor in a vault at 2450 feet (level 49)

It makes your skin harder to damage, but conduct electricity.
It paralyses you every now and then.
It makes you hallucinate sometimes.
-3 speed.
Cannot be harmed by Acid.
Sustains dexterity.
Prevents teleportation. Aggravates creatures nearby.

When activated, it teleports you five levels down.
Takes 387 to 522 turns to recharge at your current speed.
Your chance of success is 94.4%

Combat info:
5.0 blows/round.
Average damage/round: 67.5.
What did this thing do to piss off the RNG so badly :confused:

Estie March 26, 2022 14:42

Finding such a thing early on at least gets one some runes known when "selling" it.

Julian March 26, 2022 14:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by RegalStar (Post 158040)
What did this thing do to piss off the RNG so badly :confused:

Hey, it sustains dexterity! Totally worth it!

malcontent March 26, 2022 17:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by Julian (Post 158021)
That’s a swap item; you wear it to take the stairs, use it, then forget about it until you’re going down again. (With the option of swapping for fights against big fire breathers.)

For me, fire immunity has fallen off of my priority list as a swap item. I tried to make use of this item but never could get enough +Light to offset the -Light effect. What I really liked was the map/light/detect aspect, but you need to wield damn thing in order to get any reuse out of it. In the end I Barandil was victorious using the phial.


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