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Old March 24, 2018, 23:30   #4
Quirk
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I've a few thoughts here.

Firstly, you wouldn't have been able to use a Staff of Slumber against Morgoth with so low a Will score. With Song of Lorien likewise you really want to get to a very high Song score to feel safe trying to put Morgoth and friends to sleep - on my last successful pacifist run I had 33 Song (http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21310). This is higher than is absolutely necessary to get one Sil and run, but I'd probably want at least 20 Song to take on the throneroom.

Secondly, saving the character dump and posting it to the Sil ladder is slightly more useful because it shows us what skills your character currently has.

I'm actually a little surprised you managed to descend so fast with relatively low Stealth, no Sprinting and no Song of Silence. Normally wargs, shadows and Easterling spies pose serious difficulties. You don't have a lot of experience as a result of going down so quickly; and if you're pacifist, I'm not sure why you spent so much of it in Archery. Noldor Feanor is also not a terribly useful choice if you're not going to claim the free Smithing skill. Noldor Finarfin or Sindar Doriath are probably the best pacifist choices.

One of the main reasons to hang around at 900'-950' though is to find a weapon capable of cracking the crown. Typically you want something with sharpness; there's a lot of protection to get through. Cutting the crown tends to make a lot of noise, and without Song of Silence your stealth is liable to fail you.

Hope the next one does better!
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