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Old July 2, 2017, 04:47   #1
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Depleted Uranium Oil

A lantern can hold 3 flasks' worth of oil. Yet it weighs only 5 pounds, which if I recall correctly is less than the combined weight of three flasks alone.

Why is oil so heavy in Angband?
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Old July 2, 2017, 05:02   #2
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Not to mention it apparently no longer does extra fire damage: it does extra damage vs all enemies (not that this is important, since there are essentially zero fire-resistant things you might throw it at.) But the description is wrong, in any case.
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Old July 2, 2017, 08:51   #3
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oil flasks are heavy terracotta jars. the container weights more than the oil within.
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Old July 2, 2017, 17:28   #4
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The lantern actually burns all the oil immediately, but captures all of the photons in a special mirrored chamber. It then gradually lets some of the photons escape over time to provide illumination.
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@Derakon--of course! Why didn't I think of that; it makes perfect sense. Except I think it turns the oil into a light-emitting fluid like firefly juice.
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Old July 2, 2017, 22:39   #6
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A lantern can only hold 15000 / 7500 = 2 flasks' worth of oil; and two flasks of oil weigh less than a lantern does. That said, a lantern weighs the same whether it's empty or full
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