The Angband Ladder: Naphra, Half-Titan Blood-Mage by poschengbandplayer

***:The sections marked with an "\\" are comments I wrote myself and are\were
not part of the original file. 
 [PosChengband 3.3.1 Character Dump]

 Name       : Naphra                       ========== Stats ==========
 Sex        : Male                               STR! :        15
 Personality: Patient                            INT! :    18/***
 Race       : Half-Titan                         WIS! :    18/150
 Subrace    : None                               DEX  :         7
 Class      : Blood-Mage                         CON! :    18/100
 Realm      : Life, Chaos                        CHR! :    18/160

 Level      :       50                           HP   : 1014/1014
 Cur Exp    : 99999999                           SP   :       0/0
 Max Exp    : 99999999                           AC   :       150
 Adv Exp    :    *****                           Speed:       +30
\\99 million experience..:D.I didn't exactly scum for it.I was artifact hunting
and clearing out vaults gave an insanse amount of experience.I 
\\gained ?? million exp. that way.The rest came from conquering Heaven and
Hell.(killing wyrms of power and their summons does that)
                                           ========== Skills =========
 Gold       : 12930419                     Melee      : Good
 Kills      :    38143                     Ranged     : Poor
 Uniques    :      288                     SavingThrow: Heroic
 Artifacts  :      225                     Stealth    : Superb
                                           Perception : Excellent
 Game Day   :      219                     Searching  : Very Good
 Game Time  :     9:54                     Disarming  : Excellent
 Play Time  :    32:50                     Device     : Legendary[12]
\\I think this may be a relative long play time,but I wanted to utterly and
completely defeat the game.It was enjoyable :-).

============================= Character Equipment =============================

a) The Wizardstaff 'Bloodchannel of Naphra' (1d2) (+12,+25) (+4 to speed)
\\Chris,if you see this,make this an artifact for the next game version,lol
\\item description:At first glance it seems to be an oddly shaped,but normal
wizardstaff.As you take it in your hands you feel the
\\power of Naphra flooding into your veins.
b) The Scimitar 'Soulsword' (3d5) (+4,+6) (+3) {Sh}
\\Normally I get this one extremely early.But not this time,I think I got it
after level 50,and then some.
c) The Harp of Apollo (+5 to speed) {cursed}
\\Really nice artifact
d) The Ring of the Ages [+20] (+4)
i didn't need the time resistance really,but I needed the +4 to CON.
e) a Ring of Speed (+13)
\\Aaaah,rings of speed...I think I might have gotten better ones,but my
manastorm just destroyed pretty much all my loot(except artifacts >.>)
f) a Barbarian Talisman [+15] (+1) {Dx;-In[Sm, Noktagades}
\\I don't know.Did I got lucky with that or are these "common"?I just know that
even with the Anti summoning,I got a lot of summons.I am positive that
\\without this amulet I wouldn't have won.Chris,if you see this,make this an
artifact too!
\\item description:"Noktagades",or voice choker was once the most treasured
posession of a barbarian chieftain named Nanoc.He was given 
\\this amulet by benevolent nature spirits to destroy the Quylthulgs which had
infested the lands.Unfortunately,the Amulet isnt foolproof.
\\Nanoc learned that the hard way.Since then,many travellers and adventurers
used this amulet,but none for too long.
g) The Wooden Torch of Demeter (+2) {cursed}
\\Needed for the CON.
h) The Splint Mail 'Genesis' (-2) [19,+2] (+4 to speed)
\\Somehow,every random artifact with the name "genesis" tends to be insanely
powerful.I searched for a power dragon scale mail
\\to replace it,but I didn't find it(Or perhaps I did,and my Manastorm destroyed
i) The Shadow Cloak of Luthien [6,+13] (+2) {Nx}
j) The Iron Crown of Beruthiel [0,+24] (+25) <+192%> {cursed}
\\One of my main goals!Guess who dropped it?Morgoth,and that AFTER I killed the
Serpent.This may have been actually good though,because if I would
\\have found it earlier,I most likely would have used it even if I could not
have taken the hit to CON(and died in subsequence).
\\It gave me 450 healing with 0 failure rate :DDD.Henceforth I didn't use "True
healing" anymore(11% failure rate).In gameplay terms,It gave me practically
\\3 free turns,because my spells were 3 times more powerful.Thats
INSANE!!!!Thanks to the iron crown of beruthiel I theoretically could do 3400
damage with
\\Logrus Breath.With Blood rite,it jumped up to 4500!!!!!!!!!!!!Fear my wrath
k) The Set of Leather Gloves 'Destiny Star' [1,+24] (+4 to stealth)
l) The Pair of Metal Shod Boots of Thror [6,+20] (+3) {Fe}
\\I didn't find good boots :-(.I didn't need it anyway though,with so much

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 Acid       : +......++....  72%           Speed      : +.+.+..++..+.
 Elec       : .......+.....  50%           Free Act   : ..+......++..
 Fire       : .......++.+..  72%           See Invis  : .+.......+...
 Cold       : .......++....  65%           Warning    : .............
 Poison     : .......+.....  50%           SlowDigest : ..........+..
 Light      : ..+.....+....  65%           Regenerate : ......+.....+
 Dark       : .......++....  65%           Levitation : .............
 Confusion  : .......+.....  50%           Perm Lite  : ......+......
 Nether     : .++..........  65%           Reflection : .............
 Nexus      : .+.....++....  72%           Hold Life  : .+.+.........
 Sound      : .......+.....  50%           Sust Str   : ..++.........
 Shards     : .+........+..  65%           Sust Int   : ..++.........
 Chaos      : .+..........+  65%           Sust Wis   : ...+.........
 Disenchant : .+...........  50%           Sust Dex   : ...+.........
 Time       : ...+..+......  65%           Sust Con   : ...+......+..
 Blindness  : .............   0%           Sust Chr   : ..++.........
 Fear       : ..+....+...+.                Dec Mana   : +........+...
 Aura Fire  : .............                Easy Spell : .........+...
 Aura Elec  : .............                Anti Magic : .............
 Aura Cold  : .......+..... 6d7+2          Telepathy  : .........+...
\\Ultimate resistance took care of the resistance hole(s).Im curious.Did
ultimate resistance grant resistance to things like Force and Mana too?

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 Slay Evil  : ++...........                Telepathy  : .........+...
 Slay Undead: .+...........                ESP Evil   : .............
 Slay Demon : .+...........                ESP Noliv. : .............
 Slay Dragon: .+...........                ESP Good   : .............
 Slay Human : .............                ESP Undead : .............
 Slay Animal: .+...........                ESP Demon  : .............
 Slay Orc   : .............                ESP Dragon : .............
 Slay Troll : .............                ESP Human  : .............
 Slay Giant : .............                ESP Animal : .............
 Slay Good  : .............                ESP Orc    : .............
 Acid Brand : .............                ESP Troll  : .............
 Elec Brand : .............                ESP Giant  : .............
 Fire Brand : .............                Magic Skill: .............
 Cold Brand : .............                Spell Pow  : .........+... +192%
 Pois Brand : .............                Spell Cap  : .............
 Mana Brand : .............                Magic Res  : .............
 Sharpness  : .............                Infravision: .............
 Quake      : .............                Stealth    : +.......+.+..
 Vampiric   : .............                Searching  : ..........+..
 Chaotic    : .............                Cursed     : ..*...*..*...
 Add Blows  : .............                Rnd Tele   : .............
 Blessed    : .+...........                No Tele    : .............
 Riding     : .............                Drain Exp  : .............
 Tunnel     : .............                Aggravate  : .............
 Throw      : .............                TY Curse   : .............

              abcdefghijkl@   Base  R  C  P  E  Total
        STR!: ..5s.....*43. 18/100  5 -4 -1-13     15
        INT!: .35s.1..2.... 18/120  1  3 -1  9 18/***
        WIS!: .3.s..2.2....  18/70  2 -2  1  7 18/150
        DEX : ...s.1...*4.. 18/116 -2  1 -2-20      7
        CON!: 4..4..2..*43. 18/110  3  2  2 -8 18/100
        CHR!: ..5s....2....  18/80  3 -2  0  7 18/160

==================================== Melee ====================================

 Hand #1: The Wizardstaff 'Bloodchannel of Naphra' (1d2) (+ Accuracy
 Weight : 4.0 lbs                                            AC Hit
 To Hit : 12 + 5 = 17                                        25  5%
 To Dam : 25 + 0 = 25                                        50  5%
 Blows  : 1.00                                               75  5%
 Skill  : 11.2%                                             100  5%
 Damage                                                     125  5%
 Crits  : 1.06x                                             150  5%
 Normal : 26 (26-27) [1.06x]                                175  5%
 Evil   : 28 (27-29) [2.12x]                                200  5%

 Hand #2: The Scimitar 'Soulsword' (3d5) (+4,+6) (+3)       Accuracy
 Weight : 13.0 lbs                                           AC Hit
 To Hit : 4 + -2 = 2                                         25  5%
 To Dam : 6 + 0 = 6                                          50  5%
 Blows  : 1.00                                               75  5%
 Skill  : 10.0%                                             100  5%
 Damage                                                     125  5%
 Crits  : 1.07x                                             150  5%
 Normal : 15 (9-22) [1.07x]                                 175  5%
 Animals: 30 (14-46) [2.67x]                                200  5%
 Evil   : 25 (12-38) [2.14x]
 Undead : 34 (15-54) [3.21x]
 Demons : 34 (15-54) [3.21x]
 Dragons: 34 (15-54) [3.21x]

=================================== Shooting ==================================

 Shooting: The Harp of Apollo (+5 to speed)
 Range   : 140'
 Shots   : 1.00
 Mult    : 0.00x
 To Hit  : 0 + -3 = -3
 To Dam  : 0 (Multiplier Applies)
 Xtra Dam: 0 (Multiplier Does Not Apply)

=================================== Powers ====================================

                     Lvl Cost Fail Desc
Probe Monster         15    7   0% 
Blood Rite            30   75   0% 

==================================== Spells ===================================

Realm: Life

     [Book of Common Prayer] Profic Lvl  HP Fail Desc
  a) Cure Light Wounds         [Un]   1   1   0% unknown
  b) Bless                     [Un]   3   3   0% unknown
  c) Regeneration              [Un]   4   4   0% unknown
  d) Call Light               ![Ma]   5   4   0% dam 2d25
  e) Detect Doors & Traps     ![Ma]   7   5   0% rad 30
  f) Cure Medium Wounds        [Un]   9  10   0% heal 4d10
  g) Cure Poison               [Un]  12  14   0% 
  h) Satisfy Hunger           ![Ma]  15  10   0% 

     [High Mass]             Profic Lvl  HP Fail Desc
  a) Remove Curse              [Un]  16  17   0% 
  b) Fasting                   [Sk]  17  14   0% 
  c) Cure Critical Wounds      [Un]  18  22   0% unknown
  d) Resist Heat and Cold      [Un]  19  22   0% dur 58+1d58
  e) Sense Surroundings       ![Ma]  20  14   0% rad 30
  f) Turn Undead               [Un]  23  28   0% unknown
  g) Healing                  ![Ma]  30  28   0% heal 876
\\My most favourite spell of all time
  h) Glyph of Warding          [Un]  35  83   0% unknown

     [Book of the Unicorn]   Profic Lvl  HP Fail Desc
  a) Dispel Curse              [Be]  26  25   0% 
  b) Perception               ![Ma]  28  17   0% 
  c) Dispel Undead             [Un]  33  39   0% unknown
  d) Sustaining                [Un]  35  40   0% dur 146+1d0
\\Only used it once,against Hela,queen of the dead.
  e) Cure Mutation            ![Ma]  35  24   0% 
\\Extremely useful,as higher tier chaos spell cause mutations when failed.
  f) Word of Recall           ![Ma]  35  38   0% delay 15+1d20
  g) Transcendence             [Un]  39  47   0% dur 14
  h) Warding True              [Un]  46  78   7% rad 1
\\Neither used glyph of warding nor warding true once.In the description it said
that it prevents monsters from attacking me,but it sounded to
\\good to be true,so I guessed it was dispellable or somesuch,so I didn't

     [Blessings of the Grail Profic Lvl  HP Fail Desc
  a) Sterilization             [Un]   9  14   0% 
  b) Detection                ![Ma]  25  17   0% rad 30
  c) Annihilate Undead         [Un]  35  65   0% power 292
  d) Clairvoyance             ![Ma]  42  69   0% 
  e) Restoration               [Ex]  45  66   3% 
  f) Healing True             ![Ma]  48  35  11% heal 5846
  g) Holy Vision               [Ex]  49  73  15% 
  h) Ultimate Resistance      ![Ma]  50  69  17% dur 73+1d73
\\"blessings of the grail'' is pure awesomeness.I didn't find it until level 50
though :l(dropped by Scatha,who was a quest monster)
Realm: Chaos

     [Sign of Chaos]         Profic Lvl  HP Fail Desc
  a) Magic Missile             [Un]   1   1   0% unknown
  b) Trap / Door Destruction  ![Ex]   1   2   0% rad 1
\\pure gold
  c) Flash of Light            [Un]   2   3   0% unknown
  d) Touch of Confusion        [Un]   5   6   0% unknown
\\I never used it in any game.Mages don't touch filthy creatures
  e) Mana Burst               ![Ex]   9   5   0% dam 3d14+219
\\It was the main offense of my early and mid game.With beruthiel it is a mini
Manastorm(note,it isn't mini as in small,it has a radius of 8 i think!!!
  f) Fire Bolt                 [Un]  13  11   0% unknown
\\Cost too high.
  g) Fist of Force            ![Ex]  14   7   0% dam 55d8
\\Mainly used it for making hole in walls
  h) Teleport Self            ![Ex]  15   7   0% range 250
\\The true lifesaver.All hail to teleport!!!!!!!!

     [Chaos Mastery]         Profic Lvl  HP Fail Desc
  a) Wonder                    [Un]  17  12   0% unknown
\\Who in their right mind would use this?
  b) Chaos Bolt                [Un]  19  14   0% unknown
\\Polymorphing and healing the monster to full hp?not for me,thanks.
  c) Sonic Boom                [Sk]  21  11   0% dam 197
\\Didn't use it really.
  d) Doom Bolt                ![Ex]  23  11   0% dam 64d8
\\It was the main"now you made me angry you stupid dragon'spell before I got
proficient enough to cast rockets.I used it very very sparingly as it 
\\destroys loot in a stage of the game where every single piece is crucial.
  e) Fire Ball                 [Un]  25  19   0% unknown
\\cost too high
  f) Teleport Other           ![Ex]  25  14   0% power 292
\\It is the bane of all vaults.Flee!!!!!!
  g) Word of Destruction      ![Ex]  30  15   0%
\\Old but gold.I *destroyed* every single parcel of the last level of Hell and
Heaven with it! 
  h) Invoke Logrus            ![Ex]  33  30   0% dam 581
\\Tremendously useful against some uniques.Not so against monster and monster

     [Chaos Channels]        Profic Lvl  HP Fail Desc
  a) Polymorph Other           [Un]  11   9   0% unknown
  b) Chain Lightning           [Un]  15  18   0% unknown
  c) Arcane Binding            [Un]  16  17   0% unknown
  d) Disintegrate              [Be]  25  23   0% dam 350
\\destroying loot and walls?meh^infinity
  e) Alter Reality            ![Ex]  30  19   0% delay 15+1d20
\\extremely useful spell for resource gathering.Never used it for fleeing or
  f) Magic Rocket             ![Ex]  35  31   0% dam 643
\\best offense spell till Manastorm is ready,and even then it is useful since it
doesn't destroy loot!
  g) Chaos Branding            [Un]  45 105   9% 
\\why the heck would a level 45 caster want to brand something with chaos????I
only used it once for curiosities sake.
  h) Summon Demon              [Un]  47 119  25% unknown
\\The description says the demon may turn against you.No thanks.

     [Armageddon Tome]       Profic Lvl  HP Fail Desc
  a) Beam of Gravity          ![Ex]  20  15   0% dam 58d8
\\it is actually useful against uniques :D
  b) Meteor Swarm              [Be]  35  28   0% dam 292 each
  c) Flame Strike              [Un]  37  37   0% dam 657
\\meh^2(why would anybody use flame strike or meteor swarm instead of invoke
logrus and magic rockets???)
  d) Call Chaos                [Un]  39  50   0% unknown
\\it's so meh i am not even gonna describe how meh it is.
  e) Polymorph Self            [Un]  42  60   5% unknown
\\whoever reads this.DONT.USE.IT!it will screw you up a thousand thimes over and
then some.Yes,you can end up as a zombie with 3 intelligence and no
\\you can't revert it since you're too dumb to cast spells anymore.(happened to
  f) Mana Storm               ![Ex]  45  44  13% dam 1461
\\Bow before the king.All hail the lord.Kneel,for you are not worthy.
  g) Breathe Logrus           ![Ex]  48  75  17% dam 2964
\\This may be the ultimate damage spell.With 1270 Hp plus Beruthiel and blood
rite it does 4300 DAMAGE!!!!!!!!!!!
  h) Call the Void             [Un]  49 119  26% unknown
\\I didn't see a point in using it.

 You were able to use Armageddon magic before.

=================================== Dungeons ==================================

!Angband         : level 127
!Camelot         : level   6
!Orc cave        : level  23
!Labyrinth       : level  26
!Dragon's lair   : level  72
!Graveyard       : level  70
!Forest          : level  32
!Volcano         : level  60
!Hell            : level 696
!Heaven          : level 585
!Numenor         : level  75
!Castle          : level  65
!R'lyeh          : level  96
!Mountain        : level  50
!Mine            : level  80
!Anti-melee cave : level  50
!Chameleon cave  : level  45
!Dark cave       : level  72
!Glass castle    : level  60
!Icky cave       : level  32
!Mount Olympus   : level  99
!Lonely Mountain : level  40
!Giant's Hall    : level  40
 Arena           : level  75
\\According to some dumps I read,the dungeon master of the Arena is the effing
metal babble.It's immune to all,so I didn't even bother.
\\And of course,I didn't even enter the Anti magic cave.I played with the
thought a little bit of diving to the bottom of it but reconsidered.
\\It had too much YASD potential./_\(probably not,but I was too lazy,so thats

 You ascended after destroying all greater powers of the world.
\\Dying from old age or retiring?I don't think so.

 Last Message: I conquered Earth,Heaven and Hell.Now I can rest and smile.

==================================== Quests ===================================
< Completed Quest >
  Thieves Hideout                          (Danger  level:   5) - level 14
\\The reward is only good for selling it for money
  Vapor Quest                              (Danger  level:  25) - level 24
\\Beware.You need to have atleast see invisible.The chances of getting your
stats scrambled are reasonably low if you are
\\able to kill the weird fumes QUICKLY!
  Orc Camp                                 (Danger  level:  15) - level 25
\\just hold macro till everything falls
  The Sewer                                (Danger  level:  15) - level 25
\\You need to kill everything quickly,as some monsters on that level are really
  Doom Quest 1                             (Danger  level:  15) - level 25
\\Atleast one fire resistance source.See invisible is nice too.(and bring alot
of identify)
  The Mimic's Treasure                     (Danger  level:  25) - level 25
\\Love this quest.Doing it with a ranged attack char either can go awesomely
well(chest mimics don't summon) or horribly bad(chest mimics summon)
  Tengu and Death Swords                   (Danger  level:  25) - level 25
\\lvl 25 and a potion of speed is all that's needed.Except,if youre unlucky
enough to get teleported INTO the midst of the nasty nasties.
\\don't forget to illuminate
  Logrus Master                            (Danger  level:  25) - level 27
\\I had captured four 9(or was it 11??)-headed hydras extra for him.He didn't
stood a chance :-)
  The Vault                                (Danger  level:  30) - level 27
\\The same hydras here too.Unfortunately,they all died in this quest.Rest in
peace,my loyal companions(Their names were Renly,Menly and Aenly)
  The Barrow Downs                         (Danger  level:  35) - level 27
\\Captured new hydras for this quest and unleashed them on the poor undead.four
unresisted 500ish damage breath attacks...ouch
  Old Man Willow Quest                     (Danger  level:  22) - level 32
\\Just hold down the macro and count the corpses.
  Dark Elven Lords Quest                   (Danger  level:  25) - level 32
\\Same here
  The Cloning Pits                         (Danger  level:  45) - level 33
\\Now,that was just simply ***EPIC***.You see,one of the random monsters was
Dwar,lord of Waw.I had already accepted the demise of my character
\\but I somehow got lucky.Just in time,i remembered I had an effin teleport
other spell with a reasonably fail rate.Thus I damaged him and
\\Teleported him away,and he like any other good dog came back,again and
again.At the end,that wasn't enough tho,but then I remembered yet again
\\my Blood rite.I invoked it and send him to smitherens.
  Wormtongue, Agent of Saruman             (Dungeon level:   6) - level 41
  Gorbag, the Orc Captain                  (Dungeon level:  12) - level 41
  Jaian, the Boss of the Kids              (Dungeon level:  24) - level 41
  The Rise and Fall of Micro$oft           (Danger  level:  50) - level 41
  Node of Chaos                            (Danger  level:  65) - level 44
\\Poor hell wyrms.Peta equilant of middle earth will sue me for this.
  Killing Fields                           (Danger  level:  50) - level 45
\\Tip:The warriors of dawn can be killed again and again for some very nice
XP.Of course,you gotta have an infinite healing spell like the blood mage :-)
  The Old Castle                           (Danger  level:  50) - level 45
\\Interesting in ways you cannot imagine.Thanks god lesser wall monster do not
resist Chaos.It was like this:I entered the place and out of habit,I
\\hold down my macro attack key.I had miserable stealth,so the effin wall
monsters woke up.Too late I realized how screwed I was.I panicked and
\\started killing them,but they bred too fast.This was a major setback,because
there was no way I would retreat.Either win the quest or die!
\\So,I thought for a short while and suddenly I had an idea.LOGRUS!The battle
was just crazy,stark raving mad.There were so many wall monsters,and they
\\all polymorphed.All the while I was holding my golden macro key(tab).There
were so many monsters on the screen that the game actually slowed down!!
\\It is a sign of my power that altough I was surrounded by 70> nasties,I still
did prevail.
\\Simple words cannot describe it,but suffice to say that at the end,there was
not a single piece of (nonpermament) wall standing in that place
\\One of my greatest moments in video games,truly <3.
  Doom Quest 2                             (Danger  level:  55) - level 45
  Spawning Pits                            (Danger  level:  65) - level 47
\\I wouldn't have even dared to attempt this quest without my "Noktagades".With
it,though,it was smoother than soap.(But the reward was crapBuff it!
  Warg problem                             (Danger  level:   5) - level 50
\\The poor wargs didn't even knew what him em'.A legendary blood mage who
couldn't resist the urge to help outpost in it's time of need.
  Scatha the Worm                          (Dungeon level:  38) - level 50
\\dropped blessings of the grail.
  Fafner the Dragon                        (Dungeon level:  44) - level 50
  Haunted House                            (Danger  level:  48) - level 50
  The Lernean Hydra                        (Dungeon level:  50) - level 50
  Brand, Mad Visionary of Amber            (Dungeon level:  56) - level 50
  Hypnos, Lord of Sleep                    (Dungeon level:  62) - level 50
  Eric's Stronghold                        (Danger  level:  70) - level 50
\\Pushover.After killing every single living thing on the level,I razed the
entire surrounding forest AND the castle.I left a single piece of an once
\\mighty tower as a remainder of my wrath.
  The Royal Crypt                          (Danger  level:  70) - level 50
\\It was a pushover.Too easy mayhaps?I just manastormed the druj rooms from out
of their line of sight.It probably would be harder for warrior types tho
  The Tarrasque                            (Dungeon level:  76) - level 50
  Kaschei the Immortal                     (Dungeon level:  88) - level 50
  Oberon                                   (Danger  level:  99) - level 50
\\And with him,the last of the Amberites has fallen.May their twisted race
wither and diminish.
  Serpent of Chaos                         (Danger  level: 100) - level 50
\\I killed him.Twice.I thought the zombified serpent is a unique too,but it
seems that it can respawn again and again?unfair!change this please.

< Failed Quest >
\\Actually,I didn't manage to kill the metal babble in the town arena,so it's
rather 1 quest failed,not "none"

 Arena: Champion

============================== Defeated Monsters ==============================

You have defeated 38143 enemies including 288 unique monsters in total.

< Unique monsters top 20 >
  a Plain Gold Ring                        (level 110)
  The Serpent of Chaos                     (level 100)
\\He was ALOT(which is not much)harder then the gold ring.At the end he was
running away in fear.
  Morgoth, Lord of Darkness                (level 100)
  Oberon, King of Amber                    (level  99)
  The Unicorn of Order                     (level  99)
\\I thought it might be a tough battle,but it was as soon over as it
started.Rest in pieces.
  Sauron, the Sorcerer                     (level  98)
  Great Cthulhu                            (level  96)
\\May the stars curse me,for I have killed the great Ctulhu!!
  Gothmog, the High Captain of Balrogs     (level  95)
  The Destroyer                            (level  94)
\\I destroyed the destroyer pretty badly
  Cerberus, Guardian of Hades              (level  94)
\\They have to find another guard(altough I didn't even leave something to
guard,hell needs some renovation.Closed until further notice)
  Azathoth, Seething Nuclear Chaos         (level  93)
\\Not it's seething nuclear dust
  Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos         (level  93)
\\It tried to crawl away,but couldn't
  Nodens, Lord of the Great Abyss          (level  92)
\\Lordship of the great abyss vacant.
  Carcharoth, the Jaws of Thirst           (level  92)
\\I satiated his thirst with some Mana.
  Shub-Niggurath, Black Goat of the Woods  (level  91)
  Zeus, King of the Olympians              (level  90)
\\This time he wasn't the screwer,but the screwed one.
  Yog-Sothoth, the All-in-One              (level  90)
  Kaschei the Immortal                     (level  90)
\\Immortality is such a relative term,as Kaschei has learned.
  Fenris Wolf                              (level  90)
  Hera, Queen of the Gods                  (level  89)
\\Extremely annoying and cowardly goddess.Teleported away many times.At the
end,it wasn't enough.

============================= Character Inventory =============================

a) 2 Life Spellbooks [Book of Common Prayer] {@ma!k}
b) 2 Life Spellbooks [High Mass] {@mb!k}
c) 2 Life Spellbooks [Book of the Unicorn] {@mc!k}
d) 2 Life Spellbooks [Blessings of the Grail] {@md!s!d!k}
e) 2 Chaos Spellbooks [Sign of Chaos] {@me!k}
f) 2 Chaos Spellbooks [Chaos Mastery] {@mf!k}
g) 2 Chaos Spellbooks [Chaos Channels] {@mg!k}
h) 2 Chaos Spellbooks [Armageddon Tome] {@mh!s!d!k}
i) 3 Potions of Healing {!k!q}
j) 5 Potions of *Healing* {!k!q}
k) 4 Potions of Life {!k!q}
l) 40 Scrolls of Teleport Level
\\its THE ultimate lifesaver.Saved me a dozen of times.Don't be greedy,USE
it!You can still visit the level from whence you teleported,so don't worry!

================================ Home Inventory ===============================

 ( page 1 )
a) 13 Life Spellbooks [Book of Common Prayer] {@ma!k}
b) 8 Life Spellbooks [High Mass] {@mb!k}
c) 14 Life Spellbooks [Book of the Unicorn] {@mc!k}
d) 2 Life Spellbooks [Blessings of the Grail] {@md!s!d!k}
e) 2 Chaos Spellbooks [Sign of Chaos] {@me!k}
f) 20 Chaos Spellbooks [Chaos Channels] {@mg!k}
g) a Chaos Spellbook [Armageddon Tome] {@mh!s!d!k}
h) 2 Crusade Spellbooks [Exorcism and Dispelling]
i) a Crusade Spellbook [Wrath of God]
\\I really really wanted to change my realm to crusade,but it would have been
out of character because I was playing a char who hated the current order.
j) a Daemon Spellbook [Immortal Rituals] {50% off}
\\Used it once to brand a wizard staff with fire(or was this on another char??)
k) 2 Mushrooms of Restoring {!E}
l) 37 Potions of Speed {!k!q}

 ( page 2 )
a) 43 Potions of Heroism
\\I don't need that,I am a hero already!
b) 11 Potions of Cure Serious Wounds
c) 2 Potions of Restore Mana {!k!q}
\\Chris,remove them from auto pickup for blood mages
d) 3 Potions of Strength {!k}
e) 17 Potions of Intelligence {!k}
f) 5 Potions of Wisdom {!k}
g) a Potion of Dexterity {!k}
h) 7 Potions of Constitution {!k}
i) 4 Potions of Charisma {!k}
j) 3 Potions of *Enlightenment*
k) 2 Potions of Self Knowledge {!k}
l) 2 Potions of Resistance
\\I never ever used them once,well maybe once but thats about it.mayhaps remove
them from auto pickup too?
 ( page 3 )
a) 19 Potions of Curing
b) 3 Potions of New Life {!*!*}
\\Had no luck with stats in general.started with a 93 liferating,then a 87
liferating until the new life of the arena iron lich
\\gave me 101.....sigh.I DID get an 111 liferating at the and,but this was
nothing to my previous characters 123>.>.
c) 2 Potions of Stone Skin {!k}
\\ultimate resistance gives me 100 plus AC.Nobody needs you :P
d) 5 Scrolls of Protection from Evil
e) 12 Scrolls of Destruction {!*}
\\Before my destruction spell thou art nothing.
f) a Scroll of Genocide {!*}
g) a Scroll of Mass Genocide {!*}
\\Used maybe only once in the entire game,only because it was eating storage
h) 11 Scrolls of Forest Creation
\\Never used it.Planned to use it in the royal crypt but it was so easy,forest
creation wasn't required *yawns*
i) 6 Scrolls of Wall of Stone
\\Never used it
j) 5 Scrolls of Reset Recall
k) 3 Rods of Perception
l) 3 Rods of Recall

 ( page 4 )
a) 7 Rods of Detection
b) a Rod of Healing {@zh}
c) a Rod of Speed
d) a Rod of Polymorph
e) 2 Rods of Lightning Bolts
f) a Rod of Lightning Balls
g) 2 Wands of Disintegrate (3 charges) {@ad!s!d!k}
\\I think I got a wand of disintegrate early.It was a BIG help!
h) a Wand of Rockets (3 charges) {@ar!s!d!k}
i) a Staff of Curing (8 charges)
j) a Staff of Healing (4 charges) {@uh}
k) a Staff of Healing (3 charges) {@uh}
l) 2 Staffs of Healing (2x 0 charges) {@uh}

 ( page 5 )
a) a Staff of the Magi (1 charge)
b) a Staff of Speed (6 charges)
c) a Staff of Dispel Evil (0 charges)
d) a Staff of Holiness (3 charges)
e) a Staff of Destruction (5 charges) {@ud}
f) 2 Rings of Speed (+10)
g) a Ring of Speed (+9)
h) 2 Rings of Speed (+9)
i) a Ring of Speed (+5)
j) a Ring of Combat (+7,+19) (+5) {Cn}
k) a Ring of Nazgul (+17,+17) (+2) {cursed}
l) a Ring of Combat (+0,+16) (+3) {DxCn}

 ( page 6 )
a) a Ring of Combat (+0,+6) (+3) {StDxCn}
b) an Elemental Ring {AcElFiCoPo}
c) a Ring of Wizardry (+2) [+10%] {In;Dm}
d) an Elemental Ring [+11] {Sh[Sh}
e) a Ring of Archery (+14,+5) (+2) {Dx}
f) a Ring of Combat (+0,+12) (+1) {St}
g) a Ring of Archery (+5,+0) (+3)
h) a Ring of Archery (+3,+6) (+1)
i) a Ring of Wizardry (+2) [+10%] {In}
\\Competitons just too though,no love for wizardry rings.
j) an Elemental Ring {Fi}
k) a Ring of Wizardry
l) a Ring of Protection [+7]

 ( page 7 )
a) a Ring of Archery (+3,+0) (+2) {cursed, Dx;-ShCa;Xs}
b) The Ring 'I killed the GHB and all I got was this lousy t-shirt!' (+1)
c) The Ring of Power (Nenya) (+2) {Wr}
d) The Ring of Power (Narya) (+1)
e) The Ring of Tulkas (+4)
f) The Ring 'Frakir' (+1)
g) The Ring of Cower (Darnya) (-15,-15) (-5) {cursed}
h) The Ring of Destruction (+4)
\\I sold it to the magic shop and bought it back for the exact same amount of
money!xD.As a side note,I sold the gloves of the master tonberry
\\to the black market for 30 thousand coins.Guess what he did charge for them?42
i) an Amulet (Defender) [+7] {AcElFiCo;FaSi}
j) an Amulet of the Magi (+1 to searching) <+7%> {InSr;-StDxCn;DmFaSi}
k) an Amulet of the Magi (+4 to searching) {InMdSr;FaSi}
l) a Dwarven Necklace (+5) {If;DkDi;RgLu}

 ( page 8 )
a) an Amulet of the Magi (+5 to searching) {MdSr;EsFaSi}
b) an Amulet of Devotion (+1)
c) an Amulet of Trickery (+4) {SlSr;Dk}
d) an Elemental Charm
e) an Elemental Charm
f) a Dwarven Necklace (+2)
g) an Amulet of the Magi (+2 to searching) {InSr}
h) an Amulet of Trickery (+2)
i) a Hell Harness (+0,+6) [-5] (+3) {cursed}
j) The Amulet 'Aether Flash' (+7,+3) {ElNtDi;Hl(In}
k) The Amulet of Aphrodite [+25] (+5) {cursed}
l) The Amulet of Sacred Knights [+10] (+2)

 ( page 9 )
a) The Amulet of Gogo (+4)
b) The Charmed Pendant [+5] (+2)
c) The Necklace of the Dwarves (+3)
d) The Harness of the Hell (+15,+15) [-5] (-2)
e) The Amulet of Faramir (+12,+0) (+3)
f) The Amulet of Carlammas (+2)
g) The Amulet of Boromir (+0,+8)
\\Those amulet artifacts are all whack.
h) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching)
i) The Star of Elendil (+1 to speed)
j) The Jewel of Judgement (+3 to speed)
k) The Stone of Lore
l) The Palantir of Westernesse (+3) (charging)

 ( page 10 )
a) The Levitation Stone of Laputa (+2 to speed)
b) The Stone of Nature [+5]
c) The Stone of Life (+3)
d) The Sorcerer's Stone (+2)
e) The Stone of Chaos
f) The Stone of Death
g) The Trump Card (+2)
h) The Brimstone
i) The Stone of Craft (+2 to speed)
j) The Stone of War (+6,+6)
k) The Eye of the Hydra (+3 to speed)
l) The Bronze Dragon Scale Mail of the Holy Grail (+2,+6) [40,+23] (+1 to
searching) {CnChSr;CoSoFe}

 ( page 11 )
a) The Augmented Chain Mail of Caspanion (-2) [16,+20] (+3)
\\Chris,rename it to "The augmented Chain Mail of the Blood mage.It is THE
artifact for blood mages,assuming it is found early(not after lvl 50 like
b) The O-yoroi of the Bando Musha (+5,+5) [24,+20] (+2) {Sh}
c) The Mithril Chain Mail of Lohengrin (-1) [28,+20] (+4 to stealth)
d) The Adamantite Plate Mail 'Soulkeeper' (-4) [40,+20] (+2)
e) The Robe of Crystal [2,+18] (+2 to infravision) {cursed, ChIf;-Dx;LiSh}
f) The Robe of Incanus [2,+20] (+3) [+15%]
g) The Paper Armour 'Icy Princess' [4,+18]
h) The Elven Cloak 'Holcolleth' [4,+15] (+3)
i) The Ethereal Cloak of Ariel, Queen of Air (+17,+2) [0,+15] (+5 to speed)
j) The Pair of Dragon Wings 'Living Wall' [4,+16] (+2) {Wi;AcFiCoLiNxCa;Te(Wi}
k) The Small Metal Shield 'Scale of Ice Dragon' (+13,+7) [5,+15] (+4 to stealth)
l) The Small Metal Shield of Thorin [5,+21] (+4) {Cf}

 ( page 12 )
a) The Large Leather Shield of the Makers [6,+8] (+4 to speed)
b) The Knight's Shield of Idaten (+11,+9) [10,+14] (+4) {In;AcElFiCoLiSoFe}
c) The Mirror 'Yata-no-Kagami' [0,+18] (+3)
d) The Iron Crown of White Ice [0,+18] {FiSh;SdLu(Ch}
e) The Golden Crown of Kevlar [0,+17] (+2 to stealth) {StSlSr;Sh}
f) The Golden Crown of Amber [0,+15] (+3) {Po~o}
g) The Jewel Encrusted Crown of Thor [0,+19] (+4 to stealth)
h) The Jewel Encrusted Crown of Eyes [0,+21] (+3 to searching)
\\I think this is an ueber rare artifact.It served nicely too,because of DIS
i) The Massive Iron Crown of Chaos [0,+0] (+125) {cursed}
j) The Hard Leather Cap of Thranduil [2,+5] (+2) [+10%] {Cf}
\\It served long and well.May it rot in peace in my basement.
k) The Metal Cap of Helldiver (+4,+5) [3,+16] {El;RfSi}
l) The Jingasa of the Empire [4,+25] (+4 to speed)
\\My life for the empire!

 ( page 13 )
a) The Iron Helm of the Dark Tiger [5,+15] (+2 to infravision) {StCnIf;Li}
b) The Steel Helm 'Genesis' [6,+19] (+4 to searching)
\\See what I mean?:DDDD
c) The Steel Helm 'Dal-i-Thalion' [6,+26] (+1 to speed) {SpStSl}
d) a Dragon Helm [8,+10]
e) The Dragon Helm of Dor-Lomin [8,+20] (+4)
f) The Set of Gauntlets of Phasing [2,+9] (+2) {St;AcFiCoCfNt;Rg}
g) The Set of Gauntlets of Thanos (-11,-12) [2,+0] (+2) {cursed}
h) The Set of Cesti 'Steelskin' [5,+18] (+2) {Cn;ShCa}
i) The Set of Cesti of Kevlar (+3,+6) [5,+12] {CfNt;Fa~Nolv(In}
j) The Set of Cesti of Fingolfin (+10,+10) [5,+20] (+4) {Wr}
k) The Pair of Soft Leather Boots 'Rubber Coat' [2,+17] (+4) {In;ElCoSoFe}
l) The Pair of Soft Leather Boots of Shiva's Avatar (+2,+2) [4,+13] (+4 to

 ( page 14 )
a) a Pair of Dragon Boots [5,+10] {PoNt}
b) The Pair of Dragon Boots 'Shadow' [5,+30] {AcPoSo}
c) The Pair of Metal Shod Boots 'Stomper' [6,+20] (+3)
d) The Dagger of Fiona (3d4) (+6,+9) (+3)
e) The Rapier of the Duelist (1d7) (+7,+17) [+17] (+4 to speed)
f) The Rapier 'Forasgil' (1d6) (+12,+19) (+1 to speed)
g) The Small Sword 'Excalibur Jr.' (2d6) (+3,+5) (+3)
h) The Sabre 'Grayswandir' (2d7) (+20,+12) (+4)
i) The Long Sword 'Ringil' (5d5) (+22,+25) (+5 to speed)
j) The Long Sword 'Werewindle' (3d5) (+8,+12) (+3)
k) The Ninjato of Kamui the Escapee (2d9) (+15,+2) (+4 to stealth)
l) The Katana 'Aglarang' (8d4) (+0,+0) (+5)

 ( page 15 )
a) The Katana 'Kusanagi-no-tsurugi' (4d4) (+15,+15) (+3 to stealth)
b) The Bastard Sword 'Calris' (5d4) (-20,+20) (+5)
c) The Executioner's Sword 'Crisdurian' (4d5) (+23,+24)
d) The Hatchet 'Cubragol' (1d5) (+14,+21) (+2) {Ch;Sd/*}
e) The Hatchet of Elmi the Murder (3d5) (+5,+19) (+2)
f) The Broad Axe of Awe (2d6) (+8,+19) (+3) {cursed, -Sl|CoV/oZ}
g) The Broad Axe 'Barukkheled' (2d6) (+13,+19) (+3)
h) The Glaive of Pain (9d6) (+0,+30)
i) The Guisarme of Koga (2d5) (+18,+18) (+3 to searching) {Sr;Rg|A/*L}
j) The Battle Axe of Hatred (3d9) (+14,+13) (+4 to searching)
k) The Lochaber Axe of Djinni (3d8) (+9,+20) (+3 to searching) {AtSr;Bl|EF/L}
l) The Mace 'Taratol' (3d4) (+12,+12)

 ( page 16 )
a) The Jo Staff 'Kraken' (1d7) (+15,+20) (+4) {cursed}
b) The Jo Staff 'Matoi' (1d7) (-5,+10) [+3] (+3)
c) The War Hammer 'Mjollnir' (5d3) (+3,+15) (+4)
\\It was used to slay Zeus.Good riddance.
d) The Bo Staff of Osric (1d11) (+16,+18)
e) The Bo Staff of Asclepius (2d11) (+15,+15) [+5] (+3)
f) The Great Hammer of Hephaestus (5d6) (+0,+0) (+1 to speed) {cursed}
g) a Wizardstaff (Chaos) (1d2) (+7,+8) {99% off}
h) The Wizardstaff of Gandalf (3d2) (+10,+13) (+4) [+20%]
\\The wizard staff of Naphra is a thousand times mightier than thou!
i) The Mighty Hammer 'Grond' (9d9) (+5,+25) [+10]
j) The Short Bow of Artemis (x3) (+12,+18) (+3 to stealth) {cursed}
k) The Short Bow of Robin Hood (x3) (+15,+17) (+2)
l) The Long Bow 'Cubragol' (x3.60) (+15,+8)

 ( page 17 )
a) The Gun 'Crimson' (+4 to speed) {Nx;Sd}
b) The Black Arrow of Bard (8d4) (+30,+19)
c) a Capture Ball (empty)
\\Rename those to capture stones??Sound too much like poke ball lol.

==================================== Museum ===================================

 ( page 1 )
a) a Staff of Detect Invisible (15 charges)
b) The Incandescent Light of Edison (+3 to infravision)
c) The Nunchaku 'Hyousi-gi' (1d2) (-3,-7) [+6] (+3)
\\Should have been more generous :l.

=================================== Options ===================================

 Preserve Mode:      ON
 Small Levels:       OFF
\\I did enable it once or twice,but mainly played without it.Small levels are
just "meh"
 Arena Levels:       ENABLED
\\What were those supposed to be??!
  [Check Sum: "ba7e866655027cd8a1"]
\\And wtf is that??

Posted on 30.5.2014 23:26

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On 30.5.2014 23:52 poschengbandplayer wrote:
First of all,sorry for my bad english and sorry for the bad text structure.Here we go...

So,I made alot of comments within the file,all marked by a "\\".
This is the first time I won any *Band.It is also the second non commercial roguelike I won(Third if I count the commercial one too)
The first was DCSS,second FTL,and third obviously POSCHENGBAND!

I hope my comments help newer player who want to try blood mages out and also point out some flaws within the game to the variant maintainer(chris kousky).I want to thank him very much for this awesome experience.Not only did it provide me with alot of inspiration,it also increased my sanity treshhold(I don't believe anything in the future can drive me so mad as some YASDS that happened to me in this game,at times i was literally jumping up and down,lol)So,again.THANK YOU !!!!!!!!

Poschengband was also the second game where I could play a blood mage class.I just LOVE blood magic for some reason.Mayhaps for the sheer oddity of it?(first game that included blood mages was dragen age origins).As a side note,add in bone mages,visceral mages and wall mages too :DD.let the insanity unfold and embrace the whole world!!!!

To my character.I started with crappy stats and a crappy life rating of 93 and I didn't use any game exploits,so I feel extremely good about this is indeed a deserved victory.
I gained my first 15-20 levels of experience in the wilderness,courtest of water trolls and the ogre horde of grendel.I then proceeded to visit Morivant and Telmora,and also changed my magic realm to chaos(teleportation,mana burst<3)
I did the sewers quest which thanks god ran smoothly(it could have gone horribly wrong if those nasty icky things breeded towards me).With my new lamp,I did the arena for the potion of speed and went back to morivant.There,I quaffed the potion of speed and did the Tengu and death sword quest.After that,I did the mimics quest,and after that I visited Angvil,decimating the orcish and demonic host.Aaaaaaaafter that,it was time for good ol' dungeon diving.I think I did the orc caves if I remember correctly.My memories are very vague from this stage of game,but I remember that I had discovered the beauty of pets.After getting a lil bit power,I took on lone flame hydras and captured them rather easily.Believe me,neither the logrus master (telmora quest),nor the vault nor the undeads(both telmora quests yet again)can withstand the combined power of four eleven(or 9 headed) headed hydras!!!!!!!!!!11111
Even though much later,I used the same strategy yet again for the cloning pits.Of course,this time even 4 11headed hydras didn't cut it,but they bought me much needed time to escape.As I have mentioned in my dump,the effin LORD OF WAW was there,and I had not nether resistance(hint,he casts nether spells).Well,I took some screenshots.I am gonna figure out how to upload them and resume the post!

On 31.5.2014 00:10 krazyhades wrote:
Congratulations on the win! I'm still YASDing my way towards my first one in PosChengband. Sounds like it was a heck of a ride!

On 31.5.2014 00:22 poschengbandplayer wrote:
Thank you!A heck of a ride as in dangerous?Hmm,infact it GOT dangerous,but that was because of my own stupidity,and it even happened AFTER I won the game.I was in the volcano,and some miscast summoned three dragons around me.They somehow miraculously were able to drop me exactly down to 10 hp.I was like WTF,because I had no problem with the serpent of chaos and the olympian gods,and there i was,being in the process of getting killed by some whimpy wyrms.I quaffed a potion of life and teleported away.Remember kids,even if the monsters cannot kill you,hubris can.And it is always lurking behind the corner

*Resumee of my initial post*
Well,As I remember,the rewards for the cloning pits were underwhelming,as was the quest reward.As I said,I have a very vague memory from that stage of game.Well,from there things may have gone smoothly.I mostly travelled the swamps north of outpost,visited ancient ruins of numenor(random seas),and got artifacts and nice loot in general.I remember that after getting my fourth chaos realm spell book and some decent spell fail rate,I wreaked havoc upon the denizens of the ocean.I gained *alot* of experience from krakens and fastitocilans.I also did the arena dungeon.In hindsight,my rise to power began with the extensive use of the gravity bolt+heal.All hail to the physical laws(and not obliging them,lol)
post to be continued.

On 31.5.2014 00:46 poschengbandplayer wrote:
*Reumee of last post*
As a side note,I feel the NERF hammer hanging heavily above the blood mage.I am not gonna play them anyway anymore,but bad luck for you guys :P.As another side note,I don't know how you(chris) can possibly balance them out,really.I feel that the game is heavily balanced around the mana system...But they got staff of magi,common restore mana potions and an artifact amulet that restores mana too,so maybe i am wrong,and blood mages aren't OP?hmmm.I would have one or two suggestions on how to balance them a little bit,but I am a stalwart enemy of nerfs,so i am gonna stay silent :P!

So,where was I?correct,I was just telling how I gained experience and stuff.I must say that the chaos spell*alter reality* is insanely useful.It increases the speed of artifact finding inmeasurably!When I finally felt badass enough,I took on the BIG quests.That is,erics stronghold,old castle,and the royal crypt.I came in with lotsa *healing* and *life* aswell as forest creation.Guess what?didn't need em :o.Yes,I was that strong lol.My attack macro key was the tab key,and i was holding it down and down till eveything in sight fell(my macro was attack spell\immediate hell spell).It was a safe bet tho,because my life warning was "60%"

I didn't even think about doing the spawning pits quest in Angvil UNTIL i found an anti summoning amulet.Wow....just how lucky was i exactly?

Anyway,from there it was pretty straightforward.Does it live?->manastorm\rockets. Does it move->manastorm\rockets.
Is it dead and inanimate?Surprise->manastorm\rockets!


I was so strong,I didn't even bother retreating into corridors.3 enemies at once were nothing.4 still managable.I only teleported when they surrounded me from all sides,and even then it was extreme precaution on my part.(I considered 300-400 hp low.:-P).For the later stages of the game(with beruthiel)I took down 3 great wyrms of power in the open.

Post to be continued

On 31.5.2014 01:11 poschengbandplayer wrote:
There is not much left to say.the endgame was a hunt for CON increasing artifacts,as thanks to beruthiel,I had lost 25!!! of it :-()
I never was able to max it out though,because I would have lost 13 speed and electricity resistance if i did.:0.I had kinda "scummed" for extra resilience and fat mutation though,but I cured all of my mutations before ascending\winning the game(and as you may have noticed,I edited the winning message to something worthy of my char!!!!*lol*)

I wanted to have more spell power artifacts aswell a power dragon scale mail.I may have found several pdsm,but y'know,manastorm tears everything apart,including all non artifacts >.>.

The fight with the plain gold ring was ridiculously easy,easier than the fight with azog(lol!).it was in a small vault and simply didn't was just standing there.So i retreated out of its los and cast manastorm after manastorm.It feebly tried to summon,but only a handful of liches heard its call(anti summoning,anyone?).As a side note,it didn't drop the ring of power.From a roleplaying point it is absolutely logical,since not even the one ring can withstand my awesome arcane might,it probably got torn to pieces.From a technical point of view.WTF?
Anyway,my plan was to cast a scroll of mundanity on it and then drop it into lava.The important thing is,that it is destroyed <3!

however,there is always,ALWAYS somebody stronger,nastier and more clever than you.In my case,it was the effin metal babble.It was COMPLETELY immune to every single spell in existence.I changed it's visual to a big pink "Y" and *destructed* and ran away whenever I saw it.May it rot for eternity in whatever dimension destructed monsters end up in

Oh,and I also killed the serpent twice :-).I thought its zombified version was a unique,but it sadly wasn't.I somehow felt that its zombified version was stronger?!

For this character,I even wrote a (roleplaying) journal,depicting the most remarkable things in its adventure,here is the last entry,and thus the end of my post :-) hope reading it wasn't too much of a hassle.

My quest is finally completed.I remember those times where I felt destroying an orc pack was a big accomplishment.Now,the blood of Angels and demons,gods and unicorns cover my hand.I killed the serpent of chaos.The only thing remaining from him is a mere zombie.Without a mind and will it is doomed to roam the pits of Angband for eternity,Troughout my journey a great host of Angels and demons ambushed me at every step.I had remained patient and focused my mind on my true goal,but now that I have finished it,I will set an example.

It is done.The cries of dying Angels filled the world on this day.I had opened a portal to the celestial plane and massacred every living being on my way.Those arrogant fools thought they were safe from my packback in their sphere.They were wrong.

I am above death.I am above punishment.There is no living being who doesn't turn pale from the thought of going to hell.I went to hell on my own free will.I killed the denizens of that doomed place with the most agonizing methods imaginable.I shattered their innermost circle and all the while I smiled.I have destroyed all the greater powers of this world.I single handedly conquered Heaven and Hell.There is no entity I couldn't destroy on a whim.I have ascended my mortal bounds and unlocked the power of my blood.Power enough to burn the world.Burn the world a thousand times over,to bathe it in a sea of raw Mana and Logrus till it is nothing but a lifeless rock.Aban the halfbreed died a long time ago.The time of Naphra the Bloodmage has ended.

The era of Naphra the God has begun.

On 31.5.2014 01:48 HugoTheGreat2011 wrote:
That Breathe logrus damage...!!!!!!!!

On 31.5.2014 01:49 krazyhades wrote:
Yeah, I have no idea how or whether anybody ever kills that damn Metal Babble. It's probably happened.

On 31.5.2014 02:04 poschengbandplayer wrote:
@Hugo the great
I also wanted to thank you too,since I learned alot from reading your character dumps.thanks!

On 31.5.2014 02:04 HugoTheGreat2011 wrote:
Personally, I've been able to knock off a few stars with Possessors. Hint: Use the Poison Needle.

On 31.5.2014 02:22 HugoTheGreat2011 wrote:
No problem, boss.

As of now, you officially have the best legit character on the ladder.

On 31.5.2014 13:26 chris wrote:
Congrats on an impressive win.

>As a side note,I feel the NERF hammer hanging heavily above the blood mage.

I think Life needs to be disallowed, actually. 11% fail on Healing True means you can cast infinitely as it still heals 1000hp. Normal mages can only do 3,000 to 4,000 damage before having to retreat.

This is one of Dave's classes I haven't gotten around to trying out yet.

On 31.5.2014 20:01 chris wrote:
>I hope my comments help newer player who want to try blood mages out and also point out some flaws within the game to the variant maintainer.
Thanks! I'll try to patch things up for next release.

>Did I get lucky with that [Antisummoning] or are these "common"?
You got lucky. Actually, you are the first one to find one. It just might be the most powerful object in the game :)

>One of my main goals (Beruthiel) ...
Definitely this is still too easy to overcome. I'll fix that for next release ;)

>Did ultimate resistance grant resistance to things like Force and Mana too?

>[Disintegrate] destroying loot and walls?meh^infinity
Use it to prep the area prior to a battle. Open things up for shoot and scoot tactics.

>Why the heck would a level 45 caster want to brand something with chaos?
Chaos-Warrior? Still pretty useless though ...

>I didn't see a point in using [Call the Void].
You missed out, then :) It's really a super destruction spell hiding in disguise.

>Chris,rename [Caspanion] to "The augmented Chain Mail of the Blood mage.
Actually, it's too heavy. Currently, Blood-Mages are not being punished for armor encumbrance and rigid gloves since these both affect mana. This will be rectified next release!

>I don't know how you can possibly balance them out,really. But [mana casters] have staff of magi, common restore mana potions and an artifact amulet that restores mana too.
The _Magi is hard to get (late Arena reward and never found in dungeon, though I might have changed that and forgot) and !RestoreMana aren't common enough. I usually get 20 to 30 in an entire game yet there are about 200 uniques that will exceed mana capacity for a mage. The Pendant is one use only and is very useful (Takes 1000 turns to recharge). You missed Eat Magic which is what mages do. Except it takes 20 or 30 actions to get all your mana back so is both frustrating and not something you do on the fly in the heat of battle.

For balance, I hope just removing access to any form of healing spell will suffice. But I fear end game will just involve a rather large stack of healing staves ... That might still be OK since it is only 150 a pop and Beruthiel won't break the device game.

Again, thanks for all the detailed feedback!

On 1.6.2014 00:12 poschengbandplayer wrote:
actually,that's the third time i found one....the first time was waaaay back,i think in a version 1 or so,with an archon blood mage,and of all things in the effin orc caves 0_0.the second time was in some of the newer versions where you had revamped rings and amulets,with a android magic eater.

awww,the nerf hammer hit,and it hit hard :o.but don't forget that blood mages are constantly on the edge of death,what,with hp and mana being the same.i suggest you take that into consideration.thanks again :-)
actually,i wouldn't have a problem if you disallowed life magic.i mean,the roleplaying part gets hit hard,but well.Infact,i suggest you disallow all "good" magic realms.that means crusade too!
i think the best thing you could do,would be this.disallow good magic realms and when the player defeats morgoth\serpent,script it so that they may use life magic again(it's pretty pointless,but this way,roleplaying wouldn't take a hit).wait,side note before i forget it.the staff of the magi DOES appear in dungeons,and also in the random item shop.i once found it in the icky caves with a blood mage(meh),and also got it in the random item shop.

back to the point.if life magic were to be disallowed,the obvious choice would be to switch to sorcery because of recharge(chaos has that too,but i am not sure whether that of sorcery isn't more powerful(doesnt destroy items) or not.the annoying part would be that it would be difficult if not impossible to macro healing this way.because,if you take loot,or loose loot,the item shortcut changes.i suggest you to make an option where players can fix item shortcuts to certain items.infact,that would be very beneficent for all classes.everyone who is using devices heavily and obviously devicemasters.

On 1.6.2014 00:21 poschengbandplayer wrote:
and i also suggest you to playtest blood mages before you do the nerfs.speaking of my own experience,it was like this
early game,its okay if hp falls below 20,or even 10 percent
mid game,if hp hits 40 percent i usually fled
end game.if hp so much as dropped below 60 percent i would attempt to heal myself.if it failed i would quaff a potion of life,and immediately heal next turn see,the enemy damage PLUS the damage you take from cast spells is much too much without some decent healing.i would only cast attack spells if i were at 80-90 percent health atleast,and i wasn't even playing cautious.after reflecting a little about it,i think without SOME form of decent healing(150 isn't enough for endgame),the class may become extremely frustrating.well,it may be that for experienced players it may still be a park walk,but for "newbies" like me(played *band for 1 year as of now),it would become pretty impossible(assuming i don't resort to tactics like scumming for rocket wands and foregoing my attack spells in favor of it)

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