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Old January 8, 2022, 23:04   #1
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Newb: how to use lantern or torch to "fuel" a light source?

I have collected various torches and lanterns, and when examined, they say they can provide light or "fuel another light source" for up to 7000 turns. How do I use them to fuel another light source? And why would I want to do this? Can I just carry 3 torches and a couple lanterns, as I've been doing, until they flame out? My longest run has been 350 feet, so maybe I'm not seeing how "fuel" works.

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Old January 8, 2022, 23:45   #2
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'u' is the "use item" command, and works to do the obvious thing for potions, herbs, etc. Not completely intuitive for "refuel", but there it is.
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Old January 9, 2022, 02:09   #3
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And to answer the "why": it's often advantageous to refuel your torch in a safe place before it runs out rather than spending that turn wielding a new one at a point not of your choosing, and lanterns can bear enchantments, so fueling an enchanted lantern from an unenchanted one normally makes sense.
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Old January 9, 2022, 04:58   #4
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You can also end up with non-stacking torches cluttering up the inventory. At some stage I'll usually compress them all in to a stack with 3k fuel each.
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Old January 9, 2022, 06:55   #5
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Thanks for your replies. So is there a "fuel" item in the game? When I use "u" on a torch, I merely equip it. I suppose there's some sort of fuel item I loot, and then I use "u" on that?
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Old January 9, 2022, 11:47   #6
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Lanterns are normally refuelled with flasks of oil.
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Old January 9, 2022, 12:06   #7
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Is there a way to refuel wooden torches with Mallorn torches?
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Is there a way to refuel wooden torches with Mallorn torches?
No, and doing so would be a bad idea, given Mallorn torches have little fuel but provide a much brighter light.
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Old January 9, 2022, 20:25   #9
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Lanterns are normally refuelled with flasks of oil.
Thanks. That answers my question. I've never found one, but then I'm only only my fourth playthrough.
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