The Angband Ladder: Pious Anabasis, Archon Paladin by <>

  [Hengband 1.6.2 Character Dump]

                          Name  : Pious Anabasis

 Sex      : Male             Age               230    STR!:  18/210
 Race     : Archon           Height             81    INT!:   18/60
 Class    : Paladin          Weight            186    WIS!:  18/***
 Magic    : Crusade          Social Class       92    DEX!:  18/210
                             Align          Lawful    CON!:  18/***
                                                      CHR!:  18/***

 Right hand      (+90,+60)   Hit point   1188/1188    Fighting    : Amber [22]
                             SP (Mana)    477/ 477    Bows/Throw  : Amber [25]
 Blows/Round           7+0                            Saving Throw: Chaos Rank
 AverageDmg/Rnd      595+0   Level              50    Stealth     : Superb
                             Experience   36758507
 Shooting        (+48,+20)   Max Exp      36758507    Perception  : Bad
 Multiplier          x0.00   Exp to Adv      *****    Searching   : Poor
 Shots/Round          1.00   Gold         11723007    Disarming   : Excellent
                                                      Magic Device: Chaos Rank
 AC              [42,+131]   Time     Day 75  4:10
 Speed               (+22)   Play time   112:16:46    Infra-Vision: 50 feet

                         (Character Background)
          You are of the blessed host of heaven.  You have been sent
          to earth to eradicate the wicked, and shall not rest until
          you have succeeded.

          ...You retired from the adventure after the winning.

 Sex   : Male          Stat    BaseRacClaPerMod ActualCurrent  abcdefghijkl@
 Race  : Archon        STR!:  18/70  2  3  0  9 18/210         2...12...4...
 Class : Paladin       INT!:  18/90  0 -3 -1  1  18/60         ....1........
 Level : 50            WIS!: 18/110  4  1  2  6 18/***         ....123......
 Hits  : 1188/1188     DEX!: 18/100  1  0 -1 11 18/210         2...1....44..
 Mana  : 477/477       CON!: 18/110  2  2  0  7 18/***         .2..1....4...
                       CHR!: 18/120  3  2  1  4 18/***         ....1.3......
           }                        }                            }
         abcdefghijkl@            abcdefghijkl@                abcdefghijkl@
 Acid  : ........+.+..    Sound : .......+.+...    Speed     : +.+.+......+.
 Elec  : ........+....    Nether: ..+..........    FreeAction: +...++....+..
 Fire  : .+..*...+....    Nexus : ...........+.    SeeInvisi.: +...++......+
 Cold  : ........++...    Chaos : .....+.+.....    Hold Life : ..+..+.......
 Poison: ........+....    Disnch: .......+.....    Warning   : .............
 Light : .+...........    Fear  : ............+    SlowDigest: +...+........
 Dark  : .+...........    Reflct: .............    Regene.   : +...++.......
 Shard : .......+.....    AuFire: .............    Levitation: ............+
 Blind : .++......+...    AuElec: .............    Perm Lite : +............
 Conf  : .....+...+...    AuCold: .............    Cursed    : .............

                                  }                              }
             ab@                abcdefghijkl@                  abcdefghijkl@
 Slay Evil : +..    Telepathy : ......+......    Add Blows   : ...+.........
 Slay Und. : ...    ESP Evil  : .............    Add Tunnel  : .............
 Slay Demon: ...    ESP Noliv.: .............    Add Infra   : .+...........
 Slay Drag.: ...    ESP Good  : .............    Add Device  : .............
 Slay Human: ...    ESP Undead: .............    Add Stealth : .++..........
 Slay Anim.: ...    ESP Demon : .............    Add Search  : .............
 Slay Orc  : ...    ESP Dragon: .............
 Slay Troll: ...    ESP Human : .............    Riding      : .............
 Slay Giant: ...    ESP Animal: .............    Throw       : .............
 Acid Brand: ...    ESP Orc   : .............    Blessed     : .....+.......
 Elec Brand: ...    ESP Troll : .............    No Teleport : .............
 Fire Brand: ...    ESP Giant : .............    Anti Magic  : .............
 Cold Brand: ...                                 Econom. Mana: .............
 Poison Brd: ...    Sust Str  : ....+........
 Sharpness : +..    Sust Int  : .............    Drain Exp   : .............
 Quake     : ...    Sust Wis  : .............    Rnd.Teleport: .............
 Vampiric  : ...    Sust Dex  : ....+........    Aggravate   : .............
 Chaotic   : ...    Sust Con  : .............    TY Curse    : .............
 Force Wep.: ...    Sust Chr  : .............


  [Quest Information]

< Completed Quest >
  Thieves Hideout                          (Danger  level:   5) - level  3
  Warg problem                             (Danger  level:   5) - level 10
  Hobbes the Tiger                         (Dungeon level:   6) - level 11
  The Ghost 'Q'                            (Dungeon level:  12) - level 14
  Orc Camp                                 (Danger  level:  15) - level 17
  Doom Quest 1                             (Danger  level:  15) - level 18
  The Sewer                                (Danger  level:  15) - level 19
  Vapor Quest                              (Danger  level:  25) - level 23
  Tengu and Death Swords                   (Danger  level:  25) - level 24
  The Mimic's Treasure                     (Danger  level:  25) - level 24
  Old Man Willow Quest                     (Danger  level:  22) - level 25
  Dark Elven Lords Quest                   (Danger  level:  25) - level 25
  Logrus Master                            (Danger  level:  25) - level 25
  The Vault                                (Danger  level:  30) - level 26
  The Tower                                (Danger  level:  30) - level 27
  Grendel                                  (Dungeon level:  24) - level 28
  The Cloning Pits                         (Danger  level:  45) - level 36
  Haunted House                            (Danger  level:  48) - level 37
  The Old Castle                           (Danger  level:  50) - level 38
  Judge Death                              (Dungeon level:  38) - level 39
  Shuten-douji, the King Ogre of Ooe-Mountain (Dungeon level:  44) - level 39
  Water Cave                               (Danger  level:  50) - level 39
  Killing Fields                           (Danger  level:  50) - level 39
  The Rise and Fall of Micro$oft           (Danger  level:  50) - level 39
  Daoloth, the Render of the Veils         (Dungeon level:  50) - level 40
  Doom Quest 2                             (Danger  level:  55) - level 40
  Kenshirou the Fist of the North Star     (Dungeon level:  56) - level 43
  Tselakus, the Dreadlord                  (Dungeon level:  62) - level 47
  Spawning Pits                            (Danger  level:  65) - level 50
  Eric's Stronghold                        (Danger  level:  70) - level 50
  The Royal Crypt                          (Danger  level:  70) - level 50
  Cerberus, Guardian of Hades              (Dungeon level:  88) - level 50
  Oberon                                   (Danger  level:  99) - level 50
  Serpent of Chaos                         (Danger  level: 100) - level 50

< Failed Quest >
  Azriel, Angel of Death                   (Dungeon level:  76) - level 50

  [Miscellaneous Information]

 Recall Depth:
    Angband         : level 101
   !Yeek cave       : level  13
   !Dragon's lair   : level  72
   !Graveyard       : level  70
    Hell            : level 666
   !Castle          : level  65
   !R'lyeh          : level  96
    Mountain        : level  42
    Anti-melee cave : level  40

 Preserve Mode:      ON
 Autoscum:           ON
 Small Levels:       ENABLED
 Arena Levels:       ENABLED
 Num. Random Quests: 10

 Arena: Defeated by Great Wyrm of Power in the 38th fight

 You have defeated 33354 enemies.


Your alighnment : Lawful

You are the living embodiment of Justice.
You are the living embodiment of Valour.
You are very virtuous in Honour.
You are the living embodiment of Faith.
You are the living embodiment of Sacrifice.
You are a bitter enemy of Compassion.
You have strayed from the path of Patience.
You are the living embodiment of Harmony.


 You can send evil creatures directly to Hell.

  [Character Equipment]

a) The Long Sword 'Vorpal Blade' (5d5) (+32,+32) (+2) {SpStDx;FaSiSdRgLu|S/*}
b) The Small Leather Shield 'Lion in Flame' [3,+17] (+2 to stealth)
c) The Gun 'Crimson' (x0) (+20,+20) (+4 to speed) {SpSl;BlNt;Hl}
d) a Ring of Extra Attacks (+2 attacks)
e) The Ring of Power (Narya) (+10,+10) (+1)
f) The Amulet of Sacred Knights [+10] (+2) {StWi;CfCa;FaSiHlRgBs}
g) The Palantir of Westernesse (+3)
h) Balance Dragon Scale Mail (-2) [30,+15]
i) The Cloak 'Colluin' [1,+15]
j) The Jewel Encrusted Crown of Titans [0,+19] (+4)
k) The Set of Cesti of Fingolfin (+10,+10) [5,+20] (+4)
l) The Pair of Hard Leather Boots of Feanor [3,+20] (+15 to speed) {Sp;Nx}

  [Character Inventory]

a) 3 Books of Crusade Magic [Rites of Initiation]
b) 3 Books of Crusade Magic [Ways of War]
c) a Book of Crusade Magic [Exorcism and Dispelling]
d) a Book of Crusade Magic [Wrath of God]
e) 23 Rations of Food
f) 4 Potions of Restore Life Levels
g) 24 Scrolls of Phase Door
h) 18 Scrolls of Teleportation
i) 10 Rods of Perception
j) 5 Rods of Recall
k) 4 Rods of Illumination
l) 5 Rods of Enlightenment
m) 4 Rods of Detection
n) a Ring of Slaying (+16,+12)

  [Home Inventory]

 ( page 1 )
a) 6 Books of Crusade Magic [Exorcism and Dispelling]
b) a Book of Crusade Magic [Wrath of God]
c) 48 Mushrooms of Restoring
d) a Potion of Ruination
e) a Potion of Detonations
f) a Potion of Death
g) 71 Potions of Speed
h) 6 Potions of Berserk Strength
i) 12 Potions of Cure Critical Wounds
j) 25 Potions of Healing
k) 4 Potions of *Healing*
l) 9 Potions of Life

 ( page 2 )
a) 34 Potions of Restore Mana
b) 7 Potions of Restore Life Levels
c) a Potion of Augmentation
d) 22 Potions of Enlightenment
e) 36 Potions of Resistance
f) 17 Potions of Curing
g) a Potion of Invulnerability
h) 6 Potions of New Life
i) 14 Scrolls of Summon Pet
j) 9 Scrolls of Teleport Level
k) 2 Scrolls of Mundanity
l) 42 Scrolls of *Destruction*

 ( page 3 )
a) 20 Scrolls of Genocide
b) 12 Scrolls of Mass Genocide
c) 16 Scrolls of Summon Kin
d) 3 Rods of Recall
e) 5 Rods of Illumination
f) 2 Rods of Detection
g) 2 Rods of Probing
h) 2 Rods of Curing
i) 2 Rods of Healing
j) a Rod of Speed
k) a Rod of Teleport Other
l) 2 Rods of Drain Life

 ( page 4 )
a) 3 Rods of Acid Balls
b) 3 Rods of Lightning Balls
c) a Rod of Fire Balls
d) 5 Rods of Cold Balls
e) 2 Rods of Stone to Mud
f) 4 Rods of Aggravate Monster
g) 5 Wands of Heal Monster (0 charges)
h) 7 Wands of Tame Monster (47 charges)
i) 2 Wands of Disintegrate (7 charges)
j) a Wand of Dragon's Flame (5 charges)
k) 2 Wands of Rockets (6 charges)
l) 2 Wands of Striking (9 charges)

 ( page 5 )
a) a Wand of Annihilation (3 charges)
b) 2 Staffs of Healing (2x 4 charges)
c) 2 Staffs of Healing (2x 3 charges)
d) a Staff of Healing (2 charges)
e) a Staff of the Magi (3 charges)
f) 5 Staffs of Speed (5x 8 charges)
g) 6 Staffs of Speed (6x 7 charges)
h) 8 Staffs of Speed (8x 6 charges)
i) a Staff of Speed (5 charges)
j) a Staff of Power (5 charges)
k) a Staff of Power (4 charges)
l) 2 Staffs of Holiness (2x 5 charges)

 ( page 6 )
a) a Staff of *Destruction* (5 charges)
b) a Staff of Mana Storm (0 charges)
c) a Ring of Damage (+14)
d) a Ring of Slaying (+10,+13)
e) a Ring of Slaying (+13,+7)
f) a Ring of Speed (+12)
g) a Ring of Speed (+10)
h) a Ring of Speed and Regeneration (+8)
i) The Ring 'Frakir' (+1)
j) The Ring of Tulkas (+4)
k) a Ring of Chaos Resistance
l) a Ring of Lordly Protection [+18] {PoShDi;FaHl}

 ( page 7 )
a) The Ring of Cower (Darnya) (-15,-15) (-5) {cursed}
b) a Ring of Extra Shots
c) a Ring of Mana
d) a Ring of Reinforce Muscle (+5)
e) an Amulet of Brilliance (+2)
f) an Amulet of the Magi [+7] (+6 to searching)
g) an Amulet of Reflection
h) The Amulet of Carlammas (+2)
i) The Amulet of Ingwe (+3)
j) The Necklace of the Dwarves (+3)
k) an Amulet of Anti-Magic
l) an Amulet of Anti-Teleportation

 ( page 8 )
a) an Amulet of Telepathy
b) The Amulet of Faramir (+12,+0) (+3)
c) The Torque of Boromir (+0,+8)
d) The Bead 'Yasaka-no-Magatama' (+3)
e) an Amulet of Wisdom (+3)
f) an Amulet of Magic Device Mastery (+2)
g) The Amulet of The Pitch Dark Night [+5] (+4)
h) The Collar Harness of the Hell (+15,+15) [-5] (-2)
i) The Charmed Pendant [+5] (+2)
j) The Pendant of Gogo (+4)
k) The Incandescent Light of Yeduson (+3 to infravision)
l) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching)

 ( page 9 )
a) The Star of Elendil (+1 to speed)
b) The Jewel of Judgement (+3 to speed)
c) The Stone of Lore
d) The Levitation Stone of Laputa (+2 to speed)
e) The Multi-Hued Dragon Scale Mail 'Razorback' (-4) [30,+25]
f) The Gold Dragon Scale Mail 'Avatar of Hope' (-2) [30,+18] (+4)
g) The Rusty Chain Mail of The High Preist of Morlok (-5) [14,-40] (-2)
h) The Ring Mail 'Spiritual Focus' (-2) [12,+16] (+3)
i) The Metal Scale Mail of Julian (-2) [15,+40] (+4)
j) The Chain Mail of Mughash (-2) [14,+12] (+4 to speed)
k) The Chain Mail of Arvedui (-2) [14,+15] (+2) {StCh;AcElFiCoShNtNx}
l) The Augmented Chain Mail of Caspanion (-2) [16,+20] (+3)

 ( page 10 )
a) The Double Chain Mail of the Immortals (-2) [16,+14] (+4 to infravision)
b) The Bar Chain Mail 'Phantom' (-2) [18,+18] (+2 to speed)
c) The Metal Brigandine Armour of the Rohirrim [19,+15] (+2)
d) The Metal Brigandine Armour of Meng Huo (-3) [19,+17] (+2)
e) The Splint Mail 'Yaveelen' (-2) [19,-12] (-7) {cursed}
f) The Metal Lamellar Armour of The Padre (+5,+5) [23,+17] (+2)
g) The Metal Lamellar Armour 'Laurecel' (-3) [23,+12] (+3 to stealth)
h) The Full Plate Armour of Isildur [25,+25] (+2) {Cn;AcElFiCoCfSoNx}
i) The Mithril Chain Mail of Sad Giant (-1) [28,+9] (+3) {StCn;ShNx}
j) The Robe of Incanus [2,+20] (+3) {InWiSr;AcElFiCo;MaFaSiLv(InWi}
k) The Soft Leather Armour 'Hithlomir' [4,+20] (+4 to stealth)
l) The Soft Studded Leather 'Avatar of Might' [5,+18] (+3 to speed)

 ( page 11 )
a) The Hard Leather Armour of Himring [6,+15] {PoNtCa[C}
b) The Rhino Hide Armour 'Dasai' (-1) [8,+64] (-10)
c) The Leather Scale Mail 'Thalkettoth' (-1) [11,+25] (+3)
d) a Robe of The Twilight [0,+0]
e) The Cloak of Jack of Shadow [1,+19] (+7 to stealth)
f) The Cloak of Thorongil [1,+10]
g) an Elven Cloak of the Bat (-9,-10) [4,+6] (+6)
h) The Fur Cloak of Mook [3,+20]
i) The Ethereal Cloak 'Grand Prix' [0,+24] (+4 to stealth)
j) an Ethereal Cloak [0,+18]
k) The Large Leather Shield of Celegorm [6,+20] {AcElFiCoLiDkDi}
l) The Large Metal Shield of Anarion [8,+18] {AcElFiCoSo(StInWiDxCnCh}

 ( page 12 )
a) a Dragon Shield [8,+16] {PoSoNtCaFe}
b) a Dragon Shield [8,+19] {ShCfFe}
c) a Dragon Shield [8,+13] {PoDkBl}
d) a Dragon Shield [8,+15] {LiCfNt}
e) a Dragon Shield [8,+15] {LiDkSh}
f) The Knight's Shield of Earendil [10,+20]
g) The Mirror Shield of Gil-Galad [10,+20] (+4)
h) The Mirror 'Yata-no-Kagami' [0,+18] (+3)
i) The Massive Iron Crown of Chaos [0,+0] (+125) {cursed}
j) The Hard Leather Cap 'Roaring Lightning Dragon' [2,+14] {*El;PoDkCf}
k) The Hard Leather Cap of Thranduil [2,+10] (+2)
l) The Hard Leather Cap 'Urpo' [2,+11] (+4 to stealth)

 ( page 13 )
a) The Metal Cap of Thengel [3,+12] (+3)
b) The Metal Cap 'Echring' [3,+11] (+2)
c) The Iron Helm 'Holhenneth' [5,+10] (+2)
d) The Iron Helm 'Terror Mask' (+18,+18) [5,+10] (-1) {cursed,
e) The Steel Helm of Hammerhand [6,+20] (+3) {StDxCn;AcNx}
f) a Dragon Helm [8,+18] {FiCoLiNtDi}
g) The Kabuto 'Springsleeper' [7,+14] (+4 to infravision)
h) The Set of Leather Gloves 'Cambeleg' (+8,+8) [1,+15] (+2)
i) The Set of Leather Gloves 'Ingzunjo' [1,+14] (+4 to stealth)
j) The Set of Leather Gloves 'Cool Mint' [1,+18] (+2 to stealth)
k) a Set of Dragon Gloves [4,+13] {PoSoNtNxDiFe}
l) a Set of Cesti of Power (+4,+2) [5,+8] (+5)

 ( page 14 )
a) The Pair of Soft Leather Boots of Shiva's Avatar (+5,+5) [4,+16] (+4 to
b) The Pair of Soft Leather Boots of Flora [2,+15] (+5)
c) a Pair of Dragon Boots [5,+20] {ElDkCaDi}
d) a Pair of Dragon Boots [5,+15] {NxCaDi}
e) a Pair of Dragon Boots [5,+18] {ShSoCa}
f) The Pair of Metal Shod Boots of Thror [6,+20] (+3)
g) The Pair of Metal Shod Boots 'Tetsu-geta of Flame' (-5,+10) [6,+20] (-1 to
h) The Broken Sword 'Narsil' (2d2) (+6,+10) (+1)
i) The Dagger of Rilia (2d4) (+4,+3)
j) The Dagger 'Grimtooth' (1d4) (+5,+5) (+1 attack)
k) The Rapier 'Quickthorn' (1d7) (+27,+9) (+3 attacks)
l) The Rapier 'Forasgil' (1d6) (+12,+19) {CoLi;Lu|Co/Z}

 ( page 15 )
a) The Small Sword 'Sting' (1d6) (+7,+8) (+2 attacks)
b) The Small Sword 'Excalibur Jr.' (2d6) (+6,+7) (+2 attacks)
c) The Sabre 'Careth Asdriag' (1d7) (+6,+8) (+1 attack)
d) The Khopesh of Darkness Strom (2d4) (+17,+16) {|PV/XD/U}
e) The Tulwar 'Photon Torpedo' (2d4) (+35,+34)
f) The Broad Sword 'Chainsword' (11d5) (-30,+7) (-2)
g) The Broad Sword 'Aranruth' (3d5) (+20,+12) (+4)
h) The Broad Sword 'Glamdring' (2d5) (+10,+15) (+1 to searching)
i) The Broad Sword 'Tailbiter' (2d5) (+18,+9) (+1 attack) {AtCnSr/XD/*~D}
j) The Broad Sword 'Acidic detergent' (2d5) (+14,+19) (charging) {|A}
k) The Long Sword of the Dawn (3d5) (+20,+20) (+3 to infravision)
l) The Long Sword 'Werewindle' (2d5) (+8,+12) (+2)

 ( page 16 )
a) The Long Sword 'Anduril' (2d5) (+10,+15) [+5] (+4)
b) The Long Sword of Falis (2d5) (+20,+15) (+5)
c) The Long Sword of Holiness (2d5) (+9,+13) (+4 to speed)
d) The Long Sword 'Worpal Blade' (5d5) (+32,+32) (+2)
e) The Scimitar 'Soulsword' (2d5) (+9,+11) (+2 attacks)
f) The Ninjato of Kamui the Escapee (2d9) (+15,+2) (+4 to stealth)
g) The Katana 'Aglarang' (8d4) (+10,+9) (+2) {AtSpDx|S(Dx}
h) The Katana 'Zantetsuken' (10d4) (+17,+21) (+2)
i) The Katana of Musashi (3d4) (+28,+17) (+3)
j) The Bastard Sword of Eowyn (4d4) (+12,+16) (+4 to speed)
k) The Bastard Sword 'Calris' (5d4) (-20,+20) (+5) {cursed}
l) The Two-Handed Sword 'Gurthang' (3d6) (+13,+17) (+2)

 ( page 17 )
a) The Two-Handed Sword 'Hither' (3d6) (+11,+10) (+3)
b) The Two-Handed Sword 'Twilight' (4d6) (-40,-60) [-50] (+10 to speed)
c) The Flamberge of Holy Smoke (3d7) (+18,+13) [+6]
d) The Executioner's Sword 'Crisdurian' (4d5) (+18,+19)
e) The Blade of Chaos 'Stormbringer' (6d6) (+16,+16) (+2) {cursed}
f) The Spear of Hagen (1d6) (+11,+13) (+3 to speed) {SpSlIf;CoDk;ThSi|Co/L}
g) The Trident of Ulmo (4d8) (+15,+19) (+4)
h) The Trident of Arryu-Chien-Kun (2d8) (+12,+16) (+2)
i) The Trident 'Basher' (1d8) (+17,+20) (+1 attack)
j) The Broad Spear 'Tonbo giri' (4d9) (+6,+23) [+10] (+3)
k) The Broad Spear of Destiny (2d9) (+15,+15) (+4)
l) The Beaked Axe 'Crusader' (2d6) (+20,+14) (+3) {WiCh;Bs|QM/L(Wi}

 ( page 18 )
a) The Lucerne Hammer 'Turmil' (2d5) (+10,+6) [+8] (+4)
b) The Halberd 'Osondir' (3d5) (+6,+9) (+3)
c) The Guisarme 'Skullbuster' (2d5) (+20,+20) (+4 to speed)
d) The Battle Axe 'Girlomelhach' (2d8) (+15,+7) (+3 to infravision)
e) The Fishingpole of Taikobo (1d1) (+0,+0)
f) a Death Scythe  (10d10) (+10,+30) {cursed, |AEFCoPVS/*DoTPULZ}
g) The Whip of Bolshoi (2d6) (+6,+9) (+4)
h) The Mace 'Taratol' (3d4) (+12,+12)
i) The Ball-and-Chain 'Iron ball' (25d4) (-30,+0) [+20] (-6) {cursed}
j) The War Hammer 'Mjollnir' (5d3) (+3,+15) (+4)
k) The War Hammer 'Aegis Fang' (3d3) (+11,+22) (+2)
l) The War Hammer 'Grizzly Bear' (3d3) (+14,+14) [+12] (+2 attacks) {AtCnIf}

 ( page 19 )
a) The Mighty Hammer 'Grond' (9d9) (+5,+25) [+10]
b) a Short Bow of Accuracy (x2) (+13,+9)
c) The Long Bow of Bard (x4) (+17,+19) (+3) {Dx;FaXm}
d) The Light Crossbow of Brand (x4) (+10,+14) (+10 to speed)
e) The Heavy Crossbow 'Herugrim' (x4) (+13,+15) (+3 to speed)
f) The Heavy Crossbow 'Insect's Poison' (x5) (+20,+20)
g) 22 Seeker Bolts of Wounding (6d5) (+16,+14)
h) 25 Seeker Bolts of Wounding (6d5) (+13,+12)
i) 57 Seeker Bolts (6d5) (+10,+10)
j) 22 Seeker Arrows of Slaying (7d4) (+14,+15)
k) 29 Seeker Arrows of Holy Might (6d4) (+13,+11)
l) 33 Seeker Arrows of Slaying (7d4) (+10,+18)

 ( page 20 )
a) 28 Seeker Arrows of Hurt Animal (6d4) (+11,+10)
b) 42 Seeker Arrows of Hurt Animal (6d4) (+10,+10)
c) 27 Seeker Arrows of Frost (6d4) (+9,+10)
d) 93 Seeker Arrows (6d4) (+10,+10)
e) 99 Seeker Arrows (6d4) (+10,+10)
f) 99 Seeker Arrows (6d4) (+10,+10)
g) 31 Seeker Arrows (6d4) (+10,+10)
h) The Black Arrow of Bard (8d4) (+30,+19)
i) a Capture Ball (a Law drake)


 ( page 1 )
a) The Inro of Mito Koumon (+2)
b) The Double Chain Mail 'Camouflage' (-2) [16,+20] (+4 to searching)
c) The Double Chain Mail of Transylvania (-2) [16,+20] (+2 to infravision)
d) The Small Metal Shield of Severe Pain [5,-20] {cursed}
e) The Jewel Encrusted Crown of Passion [0,+20]
f) The Set of Gauntlets 'Paurhach' [2,+15]
g) The Set of Gauntlets 'Paurnen' [2,+15]
h) The Set of Gauntlets of Thanos (-11,-12) [2,+0] (+2) {cursed}
i) The Pair of Dragon Boots 'Tome of Intelligence' [5,+28] (+3)
j) The Dagger of Fiona (2d4) (+6,+9) (+2)
k) The Dagger 'Dethanc' (1d4) (+4,+6)
l) The Dagger 'Narthanc' (1d4) (+4,+6)

 ( page 2 )
a) The Dagger 'Nimthanc' (1d4) (+4,+6)
b) The Cutlass 'Gondricam' (1d7) (+10,+11) (+3)
c) The Sickle 'Ruincuisir' (3d3) (+18,+7)
d) The Pike 'Til-i-arc' (2d5) (+10,+12) [+10] (+2) {In;FiCo;SdLu|FCo/TPU(In}
e) The Naginata of Benkei (3d6) (+5,+23) [+5] (+4)
f) The Beaked Axe of Theoden (2d6) (+8,+10) (+3) {WiCn;SdBs/D~Tele}
g) The Broad Axe 'Barukkheled' (2d6) (+13,+19) (+3)
h) The Scythe 'Dioxin' (5d3) (+10,+15) (+4 to stealth)
i) The Scythe 'Avavir' (5d3) (+8,+8) [+10] (+3) {DxCh;FiCoLi;FaSiLu|FCo}
j) The Battle Axe of Balli Stonehand (3d8) (+8,+11) [+5] (+3)
k) The Great Axe of Durin (4d4) (+10,+20) [+15] (+3) {Cn;AcFiLiDkCa;Fa/XD/oTU}
l) The Lochaber Axe of the Dwarves (3d8) (+12,+17) (+10 to searching)

 ( page 3 )
a) The Whip of Dr. Jones (1d6) (+16,+13) (+1) {InWi;SiLv}
b) The Quarterstaff 'Nar-i-vagil' (1d9) (+10,+20) (+3) {In;Fi;Lu|F/Z}
c) The Nunchaku 'Hyousi-gi' (1d2) (-3,-7) [+6] (+3) {Sr}
d) The Flail 'Totila' (3d6) (+6,+8) (+2 to stealth)
e) The Flail 'Winblows' (8d6) (+0,+30) (-4 to speed) {cursed, SpInWiSl;Ag|CaQ}
f) The Bo Staff 'Ray Storm' (1d11) (+17,+19) (+1 attack)
g) The Tetsubo of Shuten-douji (4d7) (+0,+20) [+10] (+6) {St;Fe}
h) The Dwarven Pick 'Hothrochlonde' (1d4) (+14,+16) (+4)
i) The Dwarven Pick 'Starlit Angel' (3d4) (+14,+20) (+4)
j) The Dwarven Pick 'Molotov Cocktail' (2d4) (+17,+20) (+4 to searching)
k) The Mattock of Nain (3d8) (+12,+18) (+6 to searching)
l) The Sling of Buckland (x3) (+19,+15) (+3 to speed)

 ( page 4 )
a) The Long Bow of Jack (x4) (+16,+8)
b) The Light Crossbow 'Kliitederner' (x3) (+14,+17) (+4)

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On 26.8.2005 20:52 wrote:
I'm taking some time off from my Void-diver to work on Heng. Here's the paladin I'm tring to learn. I've died about 30 times, but I think I am getting the hang of it a little.

I assume that this uni broadsword I just found is pretty good--I think I got it from Robin Hood on Angband 6. I'm going to take a stab at the sewers, since I have these wands of stinking cloud. I've only been down there once before, and it didn't end well--a white croc got me, I think.

Can't wait for fail rate to go down on Star Dust. That's a mighty handy spell. OTOH it looks like by the time it's reliable, it is not so strong anymore; but what the heck do I know?

On 26.8.2005 21:57 wrote:
You should buy lots of !oHeroism (it gives a bonus ToHit), and you should also carrying more ?oTeleport for the Sewer Quest. Do NOT let the Blue Ickies breed too much, or else you'll have to abandon.

I'd also walk to Telmora and fight a few Arena fights, to get another !oSpeed.

On 26.8.2005 22:11 wrote:
One other thing: if you happen to die and restart, you should consider using the Autoroller to get you a better starting DEX. Usually, you can get away with specifying two 17's, one 16, and one 15. I'd say 17 STR and DEX, 16 CON, and 15 WIS, but exact distribution is up to you.

On 27.8.2005 05:14 wrote:
Thanks for the tips. I was so happy with my overall stats that I let the Dex slide, but I am wishing I had more attacks. The broadsword fixes that for now I guess.

Sewer went fine. In my last trip it was actually the gremlins that caused the most trouble--they resist poison, so I had to take them out before they bred. Only the nether worms managed to breed, so the sewer was actually pretty easy.

Of course, I have NO IDEA what to do next. Maybe I will try the arena like you say; I guess orc caves or another few floors of Angband.

On 27.8.2005 05:51 wrote:
I'd try the orc camp quest in Angwil.
Some potions of speed, scrolls of magic mapping and your spells (detect evil especially) will be heplful out there. And some scrolls of monster confusion against Golfimbul, maybe?

Or perhaps you can do the 2nd random quest in Angband.

On 27.8.2005 15:50 wrote:
Thanks, I'll look into that. But to prove my newbishness: I don't know where Angwil is! =)

On 27.8.2005 22:06 wrote:
Oh, then go into world map and try 'look' ('l' or 'x' key) command and search. There are interesting places all around.
And the town is northeast of Angband.

On 28.8.2005 02:18 wrote:
CLevel 19

Thanks again. I know how to look around the map, but of course nothing is labeled. Anyway, I hiked over to Angwil and easily dispatched the Orcs and the Demons. It was entirely trivial with my sword, except for those two more powerful demons--vile beasts? Whatever. Cleaned up those quests, and now I feel a little more confident. Time for some Angband and Arena.

On 28.8.2005 18:21 wrote:
Clvl 25 Dlvl 24

I don't know much about Heng but I assume finding Five Aces on Angband 16 is pretty rare. And this trump weapon is pretty neat, though not up to my sword I don't think. Angband 24 was Grendel and I just could not do it, so I've failed my first quest. =( That sucker can dish some damage. I did manage to kill a cyclops and find Thengel, which was fun. Next dump will show my arena progress.

On 28.8.2005 19:16 wrote:
Don't sweat it. Grendel and Gachapin are the two hardest ones you can draw for dlvl24.

BTW, you know you can 'l'ook on the World map, and if you highlight the purple ">" for dungeon entrances, it tells you exactly what each is, as well as the starting level.

I'd recommend going to the Castle before too long.

The 5 Aces, while being a OOD find, isn't actually useful to you. Sell.

On 28.8.2005 20:02 wrote:
Oh, I didn't realize I could get a description on the map like that. Thanks. As for 5 Aces, I know it's no good for me--just wanted to show it off before ditching it.

Castle, eh? I'm about finished with Orc Cave, so Castle it will be.

(No dump)

On 29.8.2005 16:45 wrote:
Good luck in the castle and with Hengband overall.

Out of curiosity, why are you stockpiling corpses in your house?

On 29.8.2005 17:00 wrote:
Dead at Clvl 27, Castle 25 (26?)

Taking on my second troll pit, I waited a little too long to teleport out. I ended up eating a mana bolt from a DE Warlock after a few teleports. Stupid stupid stupid.

On the other hand, I think I'll have little trouble getting back this far.

On 29.8.2005 17:01 wrote:
Oh, the corpses are just leftover from the early game. I'd keep them on hand to turn in for rewards (and maybe Justice points? Not sure). The uni corpses were just to amuse me.

On 31.8.2005 05:09 wrote:
My newer Anabasis is slick-cool but lower exp, so no dumps yet. Found BDSM on Angband 12, a Chaotic beaked axe, and a Defender spear. All very good fun.

If any of you are still reading: How do I set up all those inscriptions on my *ID*ed gear to show their attributes? Or do I just have to do it manually (ick)?

On 31.8.2005 10:41 wrote:
You need to specify the B in BDSM... is it Blue, or Balance? I personally don't really like Chaotic items (it tends to polymorph and/or teleport your target), and Spears are great weapons, so I'd go with the Defender.

Inscribe your items with {%all} and it'll show.

Is your new Paladin Crusade Realm still?

On 31.8.2005 13:01 wrote:
Hah! You failed to guess my super-secret BDSM. It's black! Hahahaha! 8) I like Chaotic weapons a bit more than you I think, but I still agree--I'll go defender. I've already maxed my skill in beaked axe anyway--Paladins can only get to skilled with them. And yes, still Crusade. I really like Star Dust (50-100 dmg to one target in a hallway). BTW, I'm now lvl 18 and I did reroll his stats like you suggested. I get 3 attacks with my spear (and axe), making me much more formidable than the first time around.

Thanks on the inscribing.

On 31.8.2005 22:55 wrote:
Just scored a Westernesse battle axe in an Angwil quest (demons I think). Keep that handy for troll pits I guess, but I really need some swords--paladins are kind of gimped on what weapons they can master.

On 1.9.2005 13:42 wrote:
At your level, that's not actually true. First, Paladins have great bonuses to Fighting skill, and second, you can't go above Skilled (7000) until you're level 35. So, at most you are losing 1000 skill on your max (or about +5 tohit)... a rather small difference.

On 1.9.2005 14:26 wrote:
Yeah, I know I can't get above Skilled even with swords right now--I just mean long term, axes and spears aren't such a great go for paladins it seems. The to-hit difference between Skilled and Master must be pretty large.

I'm about to run through the lvl25 quests, so I should be able to dump him soon. I've added a Holy Avenger and and EQ weapon to my arsenal, and my stats are much nicer this time around. I really hope I've learned enough to not die...

On 2.9.2005 04:07 wrote:
Ok here's a new dump Clvl 27

Very happy with the way things are going, except that my superior con was nexus-shuffled with my atrocious int, leaving me with a too-cerebral paladin. How does Dave put it? >_<

Just noticed that I've picked up two corruptions, not sure when though. The chaos deity sort of wrecks my character concept, but whatever. Hopefully nothing crazy will happen to me.

Glad to be able to dump with this guy again...

On 2.9.2005 04:09 wrote:
Err, make that Clvl 28.

On 2.9.2005 07:56 wrote:
Wield your Defender Spear, man. You're deep enough that RBase is pretty essential, and I really doubt you're getting much more damage with that Sabre.

Chaos patron should help stats along, and your shuffle isn't nearly as bad as it could be (i.e. 10 base STR?). Play carefully for now, and the Chaos gifts should kick in before too long.

Oh, and REALLY REALLY REALLY important! You NEED a source of FA, like right now. Go back to town and rest until something stocks a pair of gloves or boots of Free Action. Trust me, you need it.

On 2.9.2005 07:58 wrote:
Or even, a Ring of Free Action... You don't need Fear Resistance, since you'll most likely be quaffing !oHeroism during the battles (which, I might add, you still don't seem to be carrying with you.. ^^)

On 2.9.2005 14:31 wrote:
All my Heroism got shattered/drunk/dropped to carry one last item--I carry 20 at a time. Also, not sure where my FA went--I could have sworn I was wearing boots of FA. But yeah, this last trip down has hit me with enough fireballs that I've decided to switch back to spear--my spells are good enough that even a hit to my damage won't be too bad.

BTW, what's that statue of Great Cthulu do? I've seen lots of statues, I assume they summon monsters, so...

On 2.9.2005 17:00 wrote:
Clvl 28

Had a fun running battle with Gachapin across Angband 24. After taking chaos breath (which gave me random healing mutation) and nether breath, I let him surround me with hydras. That seemed to stop his breathing (mostly) so I could lob Holy Orbs at him. I cleaned up 20 or so hydras and took 2 randarts off of the little reptile. Good fun.

On 2.9.2005 17:10 wrote:
No, "Magical Figurines" summon monsters when you throw it against a wall. Statues do nothing, except weigh 30-50 pounds and burden you down. It's a flavor thing.

On 2.9.2005 18:17 wrote:
You mean they're really heavy shards of pottery? Shoot, I'm glad I didn't pick up the iron statue of Shelob.

On 3.9.2005 00:31 wrote:
Well, depending on what they're made of "i.e. Gold Statue of (Foo)", they can sell for a little cash (IIRC 1000gp or so), which might be important in the very early game. But for the most part, most players ignore them (except for the ones that try to collect them for museums ^^)

On 5.9.2005 20:23 wrote:
Clvl 32

Still plodding along with this guy. I've hit a bit of a wall with killing power for now, but Sting is serving me quite well. Found Taratol, but no electrical beasts to use it against yet. Got a few nice resists patched together, but a long way to go there. I kept hearing about skimming Dragon Lair, so I'm trying that now--holy cow that is scary. It seems like I see every D unique every time down. I did manage to kill a Death Drake, who dropped !Str and !Con, which was cool.

On 5.9.2005 21:53 wrote:
Well that was pretty stupid. I was happily chopping up mature and ancient dragons with Taratol when I saw Stormbringer. I've heard lots about it, so I figured I had a golden opportunity to take it out--keep it on the other side of a chasm and pound it with orbs.

Too bad the Hell Wyrm decided he was hungry. Took me out while resting.

On 5.9.2005 21:56 wrote:
Oops. Here's the death dump.

On 6.9.2005 17:51 wrote:
You know, Paladin's aren't very stealthy. Maybe you should hang out in the Castle with me around clvl 30, instead of doing the Dragon Cave diving like those crazy guys ;-)

On 6.9.2005 18:56 wrote:
That's too bad. The Dragon Lair is a great place for level 25+ characters to pick up exp and equipment they normally wouldn't be able to find for a long time (which is really handy because in Hengband making the jump from level 27 or 28 to level 35 or 36 is, well, not the hardest part of the game, perhaps, but certainly a much bigger hurdle than in other 'bands). Some characters handle the Dragon Lair much better than others, though. Plus, as a player, you'll pretty much have to assume that the first few characters you try it with will get slaughtered while you figure out how to handle it.

Incidentally, your strategy wouldn't have worked with Stormbringer and its extremely nasty in melee (I think you could make a case that, for its level, its the nastiest melee opponent in the game. The Destoyer, for example, is worse, but he's like level 90 or something). I personally avoid that thing until my character can swat it like a fly.

On 6.9.2005 19:51 wrote:
Hehe, you both make good points. I didn't think Stormie could levitate over the pits, so that would have been a REAL short experiment I guess. And the Castle was starting to give me a headache at lvl 34, otherwise I'd do what Dave suggests. I think once I get back there--hopefully soon--I will make another try at the Dragon Lair. Seems to me that if you get a bit lucky there just once or twice, you set yourself up for a while.

On 7.9.2005 05:24 wrote:
Definitelty the dragons Lair will advance your character and give you access to stuff you otherwise wouldn't see for a while but stealth is important and you must be very picky. My monk has benefited greatly from it but sometimes he's had to go up and down the stairs 20 or 30 times before he finds something suitable near the stairs....

On 8.9.2005 02:46 wrote:
This re-roll is coming along Ok. Won 26 arena battles, got Dr. Jones whip from the ?acquirement, still looking for Rbase. If I could get FA somewhere else, I'd train him a bit with the Spear of Hagen I've had sitting around for a while.

On 8.9.2005 17:57 wrote:
=FA means I can use Hagen, which is a really slick weapon. First time I've had speed in Heng. It's, umm, useful. :)

Also got a really fun mutation. A wierd fume hit me with chaos, I saw that I mutated, and got all annoyed. Then I saw that I was filled with Holy Wrath. My angel paladin can now send evil monsters directly to hell! What a great addition to my character concept. =)

Still no dump--I'm at 25.

On 10.9.2005 07:12 wrote:
Whoa... Holy Wrath is probably one of the rarest mutations available! That'll really help, when you get high enough level to use it consistently! I still argue Eat Magic is better for all characters with SP though :-P

On 11.9.2005 04:44 wrote:

Hurray! Back to dumping my paladin, and this time we're having some serious fun. Dragon Lair skimming has gone well, I like my gear, and I have the 3rd Crusade book. It's not doing too much for me yet, but Holy Aura is nice. I want to try the cloning pits, but I remember there being lots of chaos breathers/casters in there, so I need the res before I go--other than that, I'm pretty well stocked (3 staves of speed).

Quick Q on potion of self-knowledge: my max str and int are low (70 and 90) but my HP is 121/100--is that high? Seems to be. My other stats max at 100-120 (con and wis at 110), but I don't really know what a "good" set of scores would be.

BTW, can you flip cursed items in Heng? And does res chaos give res conf as well? Bah, too many questions. I know just about 0 about this game...

On 11.9.2005 05:11 wrote:
121/100 is EXTREMELY high! I've never gotten anything over 113/110 myself, personally.

I'd say keep those stats, 18/70 STR is fine, since you have +5 bonus from Race and Class anyway, and 110 CON and WIS are the really important ones.

Rings of RChaos always give RConf as well, but random items with RChaos do not. You cannot "flip" cursed items in Heng, AFAIK, so no Amulet of Destruction trick. Like I said, Heng is *Balanced* ^^

On 11.9.2005 05:13 wrote:
18/70 STR is bad. I don't think you care about an 18/90 INT, though. 121% life rating is phenomenal. Do not drink !NewLife, as you are good to go. Especially with the 18/110 CON. Actually, that's a pretty darn good initial roll, and be happy with it ;-)

No flipping of cursed items (what does that mean?? You can uncurse them, but they generally will still suck) Chaos stopped giving Conf resistance a while back in Zang ... Don't worry about Heng knowledge. If you have questions, just ask :-)

BTW, I'd hold off on the cloning pits until your damage output is better. 106/round probably is not enough. Perhaps Zantetsuken and your 3 staves of speed would do the trick?? Ishikawa is your friend. He can be found on DL33 of the Castle ...

On 11.9.2005 05:26 wrote:
Thanks for the input--I thought 121 was high from what I'd read on other dumps. I can get Zantetsuken on Castle 33? Boo-ya. I can wreck some people with that thing.

Blackreaver, do you ToME? In ToME you can "flip" the pval of a cursed item by uncursing it (chance to flip based on your level). In other words, a =Damage -16 can become +16, etc. Glad to see you can't do that in Heng--I needed a break from the ADHD of ToME.

Well, my mission is clear--Castle 33 until I get my katana of apocalypse.

On 11.9.2005 07:21 wrote:
His problems aren't just his damage output... AC is only 43!! You'll get ripped apart by even a single Grendel, I think. Look for Grendel or Ultimate Dungeon Cleaner in the Castle and see how easy/hard they are. If you can't take on one of them easily, forget 5 of each, plus tons of summoners.

Your stealth is also kinda bad, and your only source of FA is the Ring. I'd say, even with Zantesuken, you're not ready, with only 9 !oHealing. As a Paladin of your level, you really should have AC of at least 100ish..

On 11.9.2005 08:09 wrote:
Wand of Rockets!!! Happy Dance!!

On 11.9.2005 09:30 wrote:
Er... apologies, that was supposed to go on my dump :-P

On 12.9.2005 04:28 wrote:
Clvl 33

Well this is fairly cool. Zantetsuken, Thengel a ResChaos Dragon Shield, and a very funny mutation--attracts dragons?? Heh. I attracted a pet mature bronze, which I rode into battle several times. Wouldn't mind doing that some more.

I may hold off on Cloning Pits a bit, but not for too long. I keep seeing you guys clear it out at 33-35, and I'm jealous. Oh, and I tore up Grendel and the UDC a while ago, but mostly with spells and phasing. That will probably get me into trouble in the pits. Once I train up this katana a bit, I'll have a better idea of what I can do to the clones of those guys.

On 12.9.2005 04:42 wrote:
Ahm - you might think it's a funny mutation now but you'll probably want to fix that "attract dragons" mutation before you get in to the serious levels. You might be smack bang in the middle of a serious fight and and have a couple of hostile Wyrms join the fray - definitely not recommended.

With regard to the cloning pits you're just about ready. What you still need though is resistance to poison and perhaps your stealth could be a bit better. Try to get it to superb at least - The cloning pits can go very wrong if too much stuff wakes up early. Having a means of resisting poison is very important otherwise the Gachapin clones will eat you for breakfast. Also I would get rid of the Attract Dragons mutation before you do the quest as they might appear and start breathing and then everhone will start waking up and you'll have a real s*(^tfigh on your hands.

Also remember to take a backup weapon to Zantetsuken as it won't fight the Ant Queens (female) - I made that mistake once and ended up using a crappy standard longsword (+5,+5) which was on the ground next to them at the time...

On 13.9.2005 00:46 wrote:
So I was looking around the castle for a law drake to tame and ride, when I received horrible visions of death. I killed Rolento and found a nice randart armor with +2 speed and res chaos, but I decided to clear the level just to make sure I hit everything.

So, is this Robe of the Twilight pretty cool, or what? ;)

I'm going to experiment with it and see if I can handle the AC=0 side of it. It may not be possible, but it sure is a slick-o armor. But why is it not in the 1.6.0 spoilers? Was it really just added to the game recently?

On 13.9.2005 01:13 wrote:
It's not an artifact... it's an ego item. Thus, it actually is in the spoilers under Ego Armor.

The Robe of the Twilight, like the Sword of the Twilight, has a very very specific use... it's useful in the Arena, where summons are disallowed, and if you have a spell for Phase Door, Teleport, or Teleport Other, you can continually shoot arrows/magic at the Arena opponent. In everyday play it's very dangerous, as even a group of Forest Trolls could become deadly.

On 13.9.2005 14:52 wrote:
Yeah, when you're AC 0, not only do monsters hit you with pretty much every single attack, they also (AFAIK) seem to inflict more critical hits as well.

If your spells and missle weapons are enough offense, you could try the anti-melee cave with the cloak of twilight.

On 13.9.2005 18:54 wrote:
No dump

Twilight experiment is going well. I do unspeakable things to Halfling slingers and Dreads--a room full of them wakes up to my d140 Dispel Evil/Undead, and I take little to no damage thanks to reflect/resists. Also I can still take down Ancient dragons with my Holy Orb, although now they can get my hp pretty low in the process. With a little scooting, I took out an AMHD. So I think I may try the Anti-melee cave...I hadn't thought of that.

And I do so much damage that trolls can't pose a threat as long as I control their approach. Now bigger stuff, that's another matter. Unless I can scoot, there's no way to take on a real melee threat.

On 14.9.2005 15:42 wrote:
Clvl 37

Wow the Cloning Pits were a trip. I went in at 36 and came out at 37, but in between...yikes, I wasn't ready for all that. I went up and left, taking out Rogrog (or the other troll? whatever), It and Grendel, and UDCs. I swung right to take out the other troll and Fasolt, but a few Fasolts got away. Jurts got loose, which scared the heck out of me, but I managed to kill them off pretty fast. For some reason the Bokrugs went on a summoning spree and took more effort than I planned on. It really hit the fan from there though. The summoners at the bottom went bazonkers on me. Father Dagon, not too bad--he summoned stuff up to and including Byakees, but Crusade realm is built for dealing with demons. Spammed Dispel Demon, hammered Dagons. A pair of greater basilisks from the Bokrugs got loose in the Ant room, which caused a total bloodbath. The Gachapins summoned hydras and a party started. Unfortunately I had no (good) spells for taking out natural non-evil creatures. Cleanup was a bitch.

The take was fairly impressive--in addition to all the artifacts, I destroyed ten level 3 spell books (gaining Sacrifice but also experience--nifty paladin ability). Now if I could just get poison and chaos from something other than rings, I could really strap on some killing power.

On 14.9.2005 17:44 wrote:
Clvl 37

Quick update: found Feanor in Haunted House. I didn't want to give up the hit/dam from Shiva's but I don't think I can pass up another 11 speed. Opinions welcome on that one.

On 14.9.2005 17:49 wrote:
Hey, all's well that ends well, right?

Wow, multiple Greater Basilisks from the Bokrugs? Yikes. I usually start with the summoners and go left to right, so the Bokrugs generally go first. Them summoning just 1 greater basilisk is bad luck.

For me anyway, the measure of how well the Cloning Pits went is how bad the hydra vs fire ant melee is by the time I get to them. Unless the run goes perfectly, it'll be going on. Its just a question of how bad it is, because you have to wade through it to get to the Queen Ants and any remaining Gachapins.

Good thing you waited a while before going in. Nice job cleaning up a tough one.

On 14.9.2005 17:54 wrote:
You found Feanor in the Haunted House?!?! Holy moly. That's one darn fine pair of boots. You're going to want to go with them.

If you get to the end game, and you've got great speed from other places, then maybe you can think about switching back, but at this stage its a no brainer. I believe they activate for haste as well, so while (+5,+5) and a speed of +4 is nice and a worthwhile reward for the Cloning Pits, a hasted speed of +25 is MUCH better.

On 14.9.2005 17:58 wrote:
No one will oppose your plan! You are an archon and you have innate levitation, and have free action from the gauntlets, and you have currently no source of speed other than the boots, so you *MUST* wear the boots of Feanor.

On 14.9.2005 20:36 wrote:
That last poster must have been Dave. He's the only one around here who tells me I *MUST* do this or that. =)

Thanks for backing up my choice guys. I've taken down a few Great Wyrms now.

On 14.9.2005 21:12 wrote:
I'll second the anonymous demanding poster :-)

+25 speed is about 50 friggin' orders of magnitude better than +4 speed.

You are darn lucky ;-) Enjoy!

On 14.9.2005 23:57 wrote:
HAHAHA... actually that wasn't me... I don't usually leave anonymous posts. But I also agree... Having seen Feanor all of once (during ToME, of course), I think Feanor is an item that you just MUST wear once you find it.

On 15.9.2005 00:23 wrote:
Heheh. I guess I don't get the fascination with Feanor--I mean, I love the boots, they totally rock--but I've found them twice in Vanilla and 3 times in ToME, so I guess I don't appreciate them as much.

I can tear through Great Wyms now--power up with haste, holy aura, protection from evil, and bash away. Dropped a few lvl40 uniques like Gorlim and Malekith this way too. I just got Holy Blade, but I can't get the brand to take on Zantetsuken. Does it not work on artifacts?

No dump

On 15.9.2005 00:28 wrote:
Nope. Holy Blade, Trump Branding, Elemental Branding, Poison Branding, Vampiric Branding and Craft's Brand Weapon all only work on non-ego's, though the Priest ability to "Bless Weapon" works on everything (with a decent fail rate for artifacts though).

Not really worth it, unless you use it on a Diamond Edge. But if you have a Diamond Edge, you probably want to use a ?oArtifactCreation on it..

On 15.9.2005 04:42 wrote:
Clvl 39

Things are really taking off. I found a 5d5 longsword clearing out the Old Castle--of course it was Worpal. Blah. But the castle is done and the reward was well worth it--tough place though. Glad I scouted it with my rods of detection before making my move. Between the carnage of Cloning Pits and Old Castle, my virtues have gone way down. We'll see if I have the patience to bring them back up.

A fairly new kit. My Str is at max, Con is 1 away. I'm sort of at a loss as to where to go--I'll probably fiddle in Dragon Lair and Angband.

I really hope I don't kill this guy off. He's doing quite nicely.

On 15.9.2005 06:08 wrote:
With your strength, I'd say doing the next few random quests in Angband (38, 44, 50, and 56) is pretty safe. Maybe you'll pick up some excellent loot! I'd do that before heading to Dragon's Lair.

You could also consider exploring Castle.

On 15.9.2005 15:10 wrote:
I'm down on Angband 50 and my quest is for Daoloth. I spoiled him and...ick. A teleporting summoner with 7000hp? Frankly, I might not even bother. Sigh. Saving the world is hard work some times.

No dump.

On 15.9.2005 15:10 wrote:
Nice job. Looks like you're cruising, now. I say head to Angband and clear out the next few random monsters. You should be up to it. With your newfound great speed, your killing power is probably pretty impressive.

Have you *ID*'ed that heavy crossbow? Many extra-might launchers have a random resist and it might be something useful.

Also, I know this is heresey, but with your speed, resists, and hp, you might want to consider leaving the ring of +Con at home. Instead, swap the ring of rPoison to the other hand, and then equip the ring of extra attacks on your right hand. It would increase your damage output by about 20% and while it would likely cost you 100 or so hp, you should be slaughtering most stuff anyway.

On 15.9.2005 19:58 wrote:
Clvl 40

Thanks for the tips. I handled Daoloth with a little trouble--none of the drops were worth anything, although he did summon Rinaldo so I could turn in his corpse. I wish I'd used Elliott's setup for that fight though--the extra damage would have been handy. I only lose about 80 hp with that new setup, so I'll stick to it for now. Launcher issues were solved by sling of Buckland--never thought I'd be so happy to find that thing. Speed and ResBlind=good for me. Also fun is my innate ResFear and the Holy Word spell that I have now that I'm 40.

Now my issue. As you may notice in this dump, *SOMEONE* is draining all my stats. It's Santa Claus. I'm at Angband 54, I can definitely do enough damage to kill him, and I want those crazy drops. My question is, should I kill him now or save him for a deeper dungeon level?

Wonder who I'm going to fight at lvl 56...

On 16.9.2005 15:49 wrote:
If you're in a good position to kill Santa, then I say mug the fat man and take the toys now. Remember that he can summon uniques, so if you wait until, say, the 70s before fighting him again, he can summon much nastier stuff. Think Garm vs Huan or Smaug vs Tiamat.

On 16.9.2005 20:19 wrote:
Clvl 40 (almost 41)

Yeah I went ahead and dropped him, which was easier than I expected. He dropped Himring + junk...

...but I got to kill Maeglin and Brand, along with a host of baddies. Brand didn't drop, his crossbow...and I had to run from Stormbringer, Charybdis, and one of the Chthulu types. So it wasn't a total success, but things went ok. My stats were sooooo low by the time I was finished, I just couldn't stand up to those other uniques.

I've held off on Angband 56 after looking at some of the uniques you guys have fought there in your dumps. Since he's fast, has a ranged attack, and is not evil, I don't think I could kill Kenshirou. I've gone back to the Castle for a while--I think I'll try to finish it off.

Oh, and quick funny. I decided to take Doom 2, and I strapped on all my stuff--!s, ?s, staves, etc--expecting Balrogs and crazy Heng stuff. When I detected the level I laughed at loud. I could have cleared Doom 2 at level 35 easily. Found Durin, but nothing else of note.

On 16.9.2005 21:15 Mars wrote:
Well, most of the quest is easy, but it's the last part that can give trouble; the Iron Lichs both in the same room, with their heavy fire breaths and possible undead summons. And also the Hell Knight with his 'summon monsters'. Don't forget that the quest is "level 55", which means summons can be that bad, too: Demilichs, Nightwings/walkers/crawlers, Elder Vampires, etcetera. And for the Hell knight, it can be anything.

On 17.9.2005 04:14 Atriel wrote:
True power of Heng paladins is achieved when u can consistently cast Crusade(spell) before every boss ;) good luck!

On 17.9.2005 16:00 wrote:
Clvl 42

Castle 49 was good to me--2 !Augmentation (my first two) and Cambeleg. I've been mowing down the level 40-60 uniques with ease, so I think I'll gear up and head down for Angband 56. If it's Kenshirou I'll probably go through a fair number of potions, but I doubt he can stand up to me. I'm also going to kill all the lower level D uniques in the Dragon Lair--I've passed up Glaurung and Scatha a few times in the Castle to kill them at better depth. If I can set it up right, I'll take Ancalagon too--he's on my wanted list.

On 17.9.2005 16:08 wrote:
Oh, hey Atriel, when did you find Wrath of God book? I've found a few lvl4s of other realms, but no WoG. I could really make use of Armageddon.

On 17.9.2005 17:12 wrote:
Wrath of God is native to DL95 ... You need to be really lucky to find it sooner ;-)

On 17.9.2005 18:03 wrote:
Wow are all the lvl4s dlvl 95? If so, I've been crazy lucky--I've seen life4, chaos4, death4, song4, and daemon4.

And that also means I'll probably never find WoG. Darn it.

On 17.9.2005 18:28 wrote:
Just about to ask the same question that Rob did...played a Sorcery High-Mage once, found several copies of Necronomicon in particular, as well as some other 4th level spellbooks, but died around dlvl 70 without finding Grimoire of Power...

On 17.9.2005 23:50 wrote:
Clvl 43

Slew most of the lower level dragons--Eibra was pretty tough. Actually got Soulsword from one of them, so I guess I get ?acquirement if I do graveyard? I practiced with the scimitar for a while, but it doesn't have the killing power of Zantetsuken. Also picked up Judgment Thunder and trained that to Master--not very efficient, but ok damage.

Then it was Kenshirou on Angband 56, and he was pretty rough--needed 3 healing to take him down. He dropped a unique Executioner--which was, of course, Crisdurian. Blah. Also got Rohirrim, but I would lose Nether to gain Sound with it, so I guess I'll hold off.

I think I will start heading down the Dragon Lair, maybe kill Ancalagon at a slightly better depth. Level 44 coming up soon.

On 18.9.2005 01:59 wrote:
People bash Crisdurian, but I actually think its great and arguably as good as Zantetsuken in many situations. Great to-hit and to-damn bonuses, good dice, a ton of slays, poison brand, plus vorpal.

On 18.9.2005 03:07 wrote:
I don't know the Heng math on slays, so could someone tell me how close Crisdurian gets to Zantetsuken with slays factored in? I saw a similar post in another dump recently, but I can't remember where...

Starting to get cocky with this guy. I can feel an RNG blessing coming on...

On 18.9.2005 03:53 wrote:
Well, the weakest Crisdurian slay is slay evil, which will apply to 99% of the monsters you fight ;-) This is a 2x slay, so most of the time, Crisdurian is an 8d5 weapon, on par with a 10d4 weapon. And Crisdurian has better more targeted slays ... I think Slay Human is 2.5x and the rest are 3x, but I might be wrong.

Also, Crisdurian has no problems killing women or slicing up jellies ...

On 18.9.2005 04:59 wrote:
Clvl 44

Well here's my training with Crisdurian. I'm definitely worse in killing Ancient Dragons now--Z could take them in two rounds--but that's probably just because my Hit is lower. Master Executioner, on the other hand...

And yes, being able to kill Banshees, Harpies, and Yukionnas without wasting two turns trying to hit one is...nice.

Dropped Ancalagon and Fafner, so I think all low level Ds are done. Colluin lets me finish off my resists at the cost of stealth, but my sneaking days are over--at least for now.


On 18.9.2005 16:46 wrote:
Clvl 45 Castle 61

Crisdurian was good enough to kill Jack of Shadow and Jack was good enough to lend me his cloak. Unfortunately, I really really like Colluin for right now. I could switch the cloaks, but I would lose my resistance activation and either poison or sound (depending on what ring I choose to wear) to gain telepathy. Of course I want telepathy, but I think that might be too high a price.

On 18.9.2005 17:45 wrote:
Clvl 45

Wow. I had my first run-in with Blood Curse (Brand didn't use one on me or I didn't notice). Fiona was on my wanted list and I forgot she was Amberite, so I fired away. After a moderately tough battle she went down while running away from me...AH! Blood Curse!

I almost had a heart attack when I remembered that it can paralyze you. Eihort got dropped in right beside me, along with a few demons and undead. My stats were drained. Buckland got cursed...and no paralysis! Haha! I blow my nose at you, Amberite!

Oh, and she left me Crimson and her dagger. Now I can wear Jack's cloak if I give up shards and the activation on Colluin. I wonder if that might be worth it...

On 19.9.2005 04:31 wrote:
Clvl 47 Castle !65

Had some serious fun on Castle 63 with Lords of Chaos. Summoning got way out of control, xp was skyrocketing, and second 5d5 longsword hits the ground. Woohoo. Never played a *band where I could make use of Vorpal before, and it fits in with how I wanted to play this paladin. The damage is simply awesome--I carved Orochi into thanksgiving dinner with no trouble at all. Same level had Padre and Gogo, but I can't quite put Padre into my kit yet. Hard to plug all the holes. As a finale I cleared the Castle--Layzark went down hard. Hard to imagine switching to another weapon now, although I'll probably try to ?Artifact some Diamond Edges should the chance come along.

One more level to Summon Angel. I'm high enough now that I would get real mileage out of WoG, so it's time to start heading to the bottom of dungeons with greater purpose.

On 19.9.2005 13:53 wrote:
Clvl 48 Angband 70

On the same level Tselakus dropped Palantir, Julian dropped his armor, and Dworkin dropped the jewel. Scored Aglarang in a giant pit, but it still can't match up to Vorpal--if I got it to 10/10 it would be close, but I think I've settled on my weapon. The first 3 angels I summoned were hostile--Fallen Angel, Solar (yikes!), and Cherub--so I killed them for xp and loot. Kind of a silly way to xp farm, but I want to train the spell, so...

On 19.9.2005 16:03 wrote:
You are right, Vorpal Blade is much better than Aglarang:
VB: 6*(1.66*5d5 + 60) = 509
Ag: 8*(1.22*8d4 + 37) = 491

Close, but consider an evil foe like the Serpent (and I submit that 99% of monsters in Heng are evil!):
VB: 6*(1.66*2*5d5 + 60) = 659
Ag: 8*(1.22*8d4 + 37) = 491

Where 1.22 is the "Vorpal Factor" for normal vorpal weapons and 1.66 is the "Vorpal Factor" for a couple of special vorpal weapons, of which Vorpal Blade is one.

Congratulations on 2 extremely rare finds in Heng! Most of my winners never find either and I've never had a character that I can remember find both (excluding the Unusual Rooms option, of course ;-)

On 19.9.2005 18:00 wrote:
Thanks! I was going to ask about the vorpal rate--it seems like my "Vorpal Blade goes snicker snack!" nearly twice per round of attacks! I am in awe of its damage output, which is making the uniques out there pretty pathetic. Breys came the closest to giving me a headache, and that's because he is always teleporting away--had to Holy Orb him.

Corwin just showed up on my telepathy--highest unique I've seen, but his stats don't look too bad. I'm going in!

On 20.9.2005 20:43 wrote:
Clvl 50!

The old news is that I had to give up on an uber-vault in the Dragon Lair...and then I killed Y'g-what's-his-name in *MOUNTAIN 36* greater vault (39 levels OOD?). The new news?

I clobbered the Royal Crypt--just worked it--and got my first RoS, a +9, out of it. I felt pretty screwed when I didn't get a reward though. If you never pick anything up, do they still give no reward?

Then I did Spawning Pits. Wow. For the first 4/5 I breezed through it, taking out the Qs and hammering their summons with Holy Word. When I got to the Master Q, I needed that +9 speed BIG TIME. I ran in at +40 and started hacking him up. His first summon was Ancient Dragons, one of which was GWoChaos. I thought, no problem--Master Q was only going to take a few more shots, so I took him. And of course he summoned Tiamat (and another GWoC) right before I took him down. I teleported out and began breaking up the pack--dropped one GWoC, then another, then ran down to the altar, killed the rest of the Ds, and waited for Tiamat to get to me. Buffed up, she summoned 2 rounds of Ds (Hell Wyrm included, thanks alot), I took her down and mopped up. The take was pretty modest all things considered, and the level 4 spellbook she dropped wasn't Crusade. Bleh.

So now I have to decide if I want to run with 30 base speed without Str and Con maxed (wear the Balance Scale Mail) or without ResSound...or stay at 21 with all holes covered.

On 21.9.2005 01:16 wrote:
I'd personally keep the speed and wear the Balance DSM. I think you will go to 18/210 Str and 18/200 Con, correct? You might lose 50hp and go down to a pitiful 1138 ... We should all have such troubles ;-)

On 21.9.2005 03:57 wrote:
OK, I've decided to lower myself to your mortal realm. :) I'm off to dive the Dragon Lair, and then maybe bounce around some dungeons I haven't been to yet. My wanted list is Ok, I need Gerard and six others above him (up to Loki). I'm debating on fighting the Shambler in the Arena--I've tangled with one in the Dragon Lair (or Angband, can't remember) and it did a TON of lightning damage, even with double resist on (and I can't do that in the arena!). I may need lightning immunity to get past him.

On 21.9.2005 12:42 wrote:
Wow... everyone's coming along really well! Congrats on making it this far, Rob!

Personally, I'd take all resists. Sound is kind of important, because otherwise your potions will shatter fairly often against Vibration/Sound breathes, and that for me is really really annoying.

On 21.9.2005 12:43 wrote:
And besdies, Crusade (spell) hastes you, no? So you should always be at +21+10, which is enough for most circumstances.

On 21.9.2005 23:27 wrote:
Thanks Dave. Actually I was listing 3 scenarios and I'm going with the third--blackreaver's suggestion--of 31 speed, ResAll, but not quite maxed Str and Con. It seems to be working well. Also, unless the spoilers are incomplete, Crusade doesn't haste you--just your pets. Of course, I still don't have WoG, so I wouldn't know for sure...but then there's always Feanor, right? :)

On 22.9.2005 03:05 wrote:
I've noticed a few inaccuracies on the spoilers site, actually. For example, Forcetrainers don't get innate FA until clvl 25. And I think Leafsrock also noticed something about Xbows being more accurate with High-Mages..

I just tested Crusade once more with my debug character. It does indeed haste yourself as well. Oops, I didn't see that you don't have Wrath of God yet.. but once you get that, I'd say the +21+10 way should be your staple.

On 23.9.2005 04:09 wrote:
Clvl 50 Dlvl 75

Whew! Took out Vecna on Graveyard 70. The first time I went down, I got swarmed by Lloigor, Keepers and Lords of Chaos, with a demon pit off screen. I thought these were Vecna's escorts and tried to take them out, but there were literally 20 of each. Didn't realize there was a pit of them nearby! Second time down was more reasonable, and I took him out.

Much more interesting was Angband 75. I saw a big vault (long vertical rectangle) cutting the level in half, so I Palantired the level--yikes! Klingsor, Benedict, Phoenix, Tsathgfejkh, Defiler, Witch-King, Biketal of Fire. Ok, let's avoid that vault for a minute..agh! Defiler, Biketal, and Tsath were all in the same normal room outside the vault! Hahah. I stopped screaming like a girl and mowed them down, along with the cyberdemon and a few other U escorts. While killing those three, battle broke out in the vault and the Phoenix teleported out at 2 stars...right next to me. Bam! Now for the vault...Take down Klingsor first, but he summons Dio Brando while Benedict is running down the hall toward me. Kill Brando, but now I've got undead swarming about, so I regroup and clear the area. Benedict is wanted, and I make sure to kill him in a safe zone (no blood curse), then go back for Witch King, who brings out Nazgul like mad, and a GWoC from the vault lets loose some Ds all around me, and now the Black Reaver is loose...

My holy powers got a workout, that's for sure. When the dust settled I pillaged the vault and ended up with a nice stash of stuff. I tried a fairly elaborate gear-switch to get reflect into my setup, but I can't make it work. So...

Do I need Light and Dark res for the Destroyer? If not I will just bring the Mirror as a switch for when he shows up and I gun him down. Eh...right?

On 23.9.2005 04:21 wrote:
Destroyer has mana bolts, disintegration and very heavy fists ... nothing more. Also, you might consider Teleport Other ...

But what do you plan to gun him down with? If you plan to use your Vorpal Blade, then you better plan on having a whole lot of healing with you ;-)

On 23.9.2005 05:19 wrote:
Heheh, yeah I know not to stand up to him. I was planning on a combination of spells and arrows, but I have a more specific plan now.

My 76 quest was Azriel, and, well, I don't know much about Heng but I'm going to risk saying that I can't beat him without the spells in WoG. Holy WOW that angel was scary. If I'd brought all my healing I could have beaten him--I think--but that's just not enough reward for that kind of risk. I did take 4 stars from him before giving up.

But...with Wrath of God (the spell) I think I could inflict serious damage on him (and the destroyer). So it's down through the deep dungeons in search of my WoG book.

On 23.9.2005 05:44 wrote:
What do you guys do when your Palantir tells you this:
Dionysus, Fenris, Richard Wong, Gerard, Yig, Mouth of Sauron, Banor=Rupart, Abhoth?

Yeah, I tried to start picking them off...until I ran into the Sky Drake that started summoning right away. Ok, we'll be back for you guys later...

On 23.9.2005 15:05 wrote:
Nice work on the Spawning Pits. That's rough quest for a melee character.

On 23.9.2005 21:31 wrote:
Yeah, I heard that a lot going in, so I was overprepared. That's really the nice thing about Paladin, I think. There are better spellcasters and there are better melee warriors, but Paladin is pretty good at both. You move back and forth from melee with spell support to spellcaster with melee support.

On 24.9.2005 06:36 wrote:
Dlvl 90

Well something had to go wrong. After taking great pains to isolate him from other monsters, I lost Gerard's corpse thanks to his blood curse. I didn't see it get destroyed, but I was surrounded by Aether Hounds and Solars so I teleported out. I guess a fight broke out between them a bit and the body got consumed, finishing the Wanted Monsters list.

88 quest was Cerberus, who was pretty easy--except Loki and Combat Echizen were right next to him. I drew out and finished off Echizen, which was pretty fun, and then I got Cerberus down to 2 stars before Loki showed up and summoned Atlach and Kaschei. I was at 600 hp so I risked teleporting Cerberus, which worked, and I teleported out the next turn. Took out the doggie and went back to town.

Now at 90, and I took Carcharoth and Wahha after letting them duke it out in a greater vault. Wahha was down to 2 stars, but by the time I got to him he was back to 5 and the battle was not easy. After them I took Pazuzu, and now I'm cleaning up.

On 24.9.2005 18:25 wrote:
Found Narya after a battle royale in a lesser vault (Mouth, Tulzsdfhakd Green Flame, Banor=Rupart, chaos hounds, etc.). For now I'm taking the speed hit to try it out, but I've gotten pretty used to being at +31/41. Ideas?

On 24.9.2005 18:54 wrote:
Since Narya is on the same arm as your shield, the (+10,+10) slay is wasted. +1 to all stats and speed is OK, but not great. Well, Fire Immunity is nice, but not that much nicer than double fire resistance, which you have through Colluin.

On the other hand, +32 speed is plenty, assuming you can stay hasted all the time.

It is close, but I would probably go with the Ring of Speed +10, if only because +22 speed is not OK at your depth, and Dispel Magic is quite common. But choosing Narya for ImFire is also understandable.

Your call ;-)

On 24.9.2005 19:01 wrote:
Yeah, that was my thinking too. So thanks a lot, big help. :p I did use the Narya setup to kill Richard Wong, Kaschei, and a Caaws. The Caaws did dispel me though, so you're dead on with that speed advice. In that situation it wasn't a problem, but in a bigger battle it could have been much worse (Azriel was nearby, for example).

I'm going to have to experiment some more before I decide...or wait for Dave to come along and tell me what I *MUST* do. =)

On 25.9.2005 16:05 wrote:
No dump

Couldn't figure out why every Angband 97 had Nodens, Destroyer, Shuma, Unicorn, etc...forgot I had autoscum on...

Narya saved my life a few times--a double breath from Tarrasque at full strength was fire-frost, when frost-frost might have killed me. I'll keep it for now, while I look for Wrath of God. I've seen a good 10 lvl4 books, but no Crusade yet...

On 28.9.2005 19:48 wrote:
Eric's Stronghold was SUPER fun, the most I've had playing Heng. I blasted the towers with Wrath of God, dragged the Lords of Chaos and Change around the level killing them in the corners, cleaning up their summons with Divine Intervention, etc. Can't believe I survived all the crap they threw at me--10 healing, 10 mana restore down the drain. And I was furious when I got my "reward." But tons of fun to be had. Now back to Angband, where I need to take out Oremorj, Nodens, and Sauron before Oberon. I just can't bring myself to face the Destroyer--he scares the crap out of me. If I could get reflect in my kit, I'd give it a try, but...

On 29.9.2005 01:07 Atriel wrote:
About Crusade: It is the ONLY buff you need as a Paladin (other than resistance stuff),
Crusade blesses, protects from evil, gives a % to charm all good monsters on sight (ive often charmed GWoLaw in the deep dragon caves), summons a number of knight pets (you want Templar Knights and Ultra Elite Palas, dismiss all the rest), then hastes you and EVERY pet.
Ive found WoG in the end of Dragon Caves, two copies... but then Dragon Caves is easier than most think... with the right weapon ;) and playing safely with AS corridor, etc etc... good luck!

On 29.9.2005 20:26 wrote:
Sauron was pretty easy and was a good little boy--dropped a bunch of artifacts, including Darnya (ugh, but funny) and Fingolfin (definintely not ugh). Found Chainsword shortly after that, and then this slick Death Scythe. The insane damage and the penetrates barriers power are very cool, but I guess it just has to go in the house to look at fondly--can't imagine using it for now. Maybe if I didn't need a shield anymore...

On 30.9.2005 00:20 wrote:
Did you notice anything odd when trying out the Death Scythe? If something looks too good to be true then ... ;-)

On 30.9.2005 00:28 wrote:
Hah! Oberon was a punk. I was seriously over-thinking things, worried about perfect gear, clearing uniques, making sure I didn't die on my first try at beating Heng. Then, after fleeing Azriel AGAIN, I realized how silly this was. Ran down without about 10 each of healing, *healing*, speed, and restore mana and just blasted him. Used about 5 of each of my healings, and ended up running him down while he was teleporting for his life. Actually killed him with a DI. He rewarded me by dropping crapola.

After taking him, I cleared the black dragon pit below him and scored 2 !Life, giving me a handy total for the Serpent. I will try a little more deep Angband scumming for a few uniques and items, then I'm putting on my +12 =Speed and going for broke.

On 30.9.2005 00:31 wrote:
Oh, didn't see your post. Did you mean the part where it hits you sometimes? Yeah, that's why I haven't actually tried it. Does it hit you for full damage?

On 30.9.2005 00:53 wrote:
I've seen single hits return for as much as 550hp of damage. You could very easily just die trying to wield it ... And the Invulnerability penetration was probably not added as a benefit, but rather to ensure that you do not escape the return strike.

On 30.9.2005 02:22 wrote:
Archons are not vulnerable to the slay attributes on the scythe, but still extremely dangerous to use it.

If you are something like a vampire, a Dunadan, or a Balrog, etc.... do not mess with it. some critical hit with sharpness with slaying will inflict instadeath for sure.

On 30.9.2005 02:28 wrote:
Heheh. I compared weapons with it--my max damage with slays is well over 2000. I was close to trying it against that %$# Angel, Azriel, but common sense got the better of me. Anyway, does it check against your AC, or does it just deal the damage to you directly? If you could "avoid" the attack...heh, anyway, I don't plan on using it. It shore is purdy tho.

On 30.9.2005 05:03 wrote:
Knocked off Caldarm, Shuma, and Cantoras--3 ugly summoners, so that's gotta be good. For both Shuma and Cantoras, my Crusade spell was extremely useful--they didn't teleport, my paladins controlled the summons, and I could always step back into the bunch to heal up. I'm getting to like it more each time I use it, although it's just a glorified meat shield. One thing though--there's not much point in having 25 Ulta-Elites, if you get lucky enough to get that many. I just dismiss until I have a number that will surround my enemies but not have anyone stand idle.

On 1.10.2005 17:29 wrote:
Sigh. Killed Great Chthulu, but lost 3 con permanently and all I got was this lousy Razorback...Would love a PDSM or something else that lets me strap on =Speed+12 and Brand and and and...

The "pin them with summons" strategy worked on Chthulu, just like with Shuma and the rest. Interesting if I can make it work on the Serpent...

On 1.10.2005 18:33 wrote:
Thanks for the reminder on the Con drain. One of the bad points of DI is that it encourages you to get up close and personal to monsters you are fighting, exposing yourself to their melee. I think just 2 !Con should restore your damage ...

On 1.10.2005 18:54 wrote:
Yeah, it was a Con and an Aug from blue dragon pits on Angband 99. Have you cleared any D pits with DI? Crazy effective, tons of treasure.

On 2.10.2005 03:04 wrote:
One, two! One, two! And through, and through, the Vorpal Blade went snicker-snack!

After a worthy contest, Anabasis demolished the Serpent! In the final scene, we were surrounded by an ocean of summons, both his and mine, and my final round of attacks brought him to death's door. Then Morgoth and Co. watched in astonishment as the Serpent destroyed itself on my Eye for an Eye! I booked it out of there and destructed all the dungeon guardians that came running after me. Sifting through the remains brought me Gil-Galad and of course the slick combination of Grond and the Crown. I finished with 4 *healing* and 9 life left in hand, and perhaps more crucial, only 4 restore mana (upkeep of an army is tough!). My base speed was a laughable 22, but the Crusade strategy worked so well that it didn't matter.

But I couldn't bring myself to retire without at least LOOKING at Hell and scumming around the world learning a few more tricks. Next dump (promise!) will be a retirement dump with reflections on the character. I hope.

Hurray for me! =)

On 2.10.2005 03:08 wrote:
Hurray, indeed! Well done!

On 2.10.2005 11:48 wrote:
First Heng *WINNER* for me!

Took a peek at Hell and deeper Angband, but couldn't find a reason to care about either one. It might have been fun to play with ?Artifact, but I failed to get either one--I didn't suspend the GWoP like blackreaver. Anyway, on to the final comments:

Paladin is a really, really neat class. Like I mentioned earlier, you bounce between spellcaster and melee, and you do pretty darn well with both. It really is the evil-smiting class: at low levels you have the dispels which work very well on things like slingers, dreads, orcs, trolls, giants. Paladins get a discount on Holy Word, which they gain at level 40 (before judgment thunder) and they get to 3% fail with it. Holy Word is baby Divine Intervention, and it is really powerful against rooms. The healing function (100) is nice, as long as it's used continuously. Once you get WoG, however, you turn into a total killing machine. There was only one time I was ever in any danger at all once I could cast all my WoG spells (double moved by Serpent and Morgoth). The distintegration balls are fun, Armageddon is fantastic, DI and Crusade are must-see-to-believe powerful. AND I was terrific in melee as well, which means I probably never took full advantage of the powers of this class, it being my first time through the game. A more seasoned player could probably do even more impressive things.

The weakness of the character was definitely natural non-evils and goods, but unlike a High-Mage, I had direct combat to plug that hole. Kenshirou was tough, Azriel was borderline unkillable (too much effort to be worth it), and Nodens...well, I only tried him a few times and gave up. Never tried the Unicorn. If you want to kill *every* unique in the game, you'll need a lot of resources, that's for sure. But if you want to purge evil, Crusade realm is the way to go.

Two side comments: 1. destroying lvl3 spellbooks is a nice source of xp at midgame (2500 per), and it gives Sacrifice if you are into virtues. I k'd every book I saw, and it must have added up to 250,000 xp by the end of the game. 2. If you are into virtues, watch out for DI. The first time you cast it on a pit of dragons, it makes them all flee. The second time you cast it, you'll lose 1 honor per monster fleeing! My Honour went from 120+ to 0 in about 5 seconds. Of course by the time I finished the game, I had regained 40 just from hacking up bad guys on Angband 99-100.

I have created two new characters: a Samurai and a Death Paladin. I'm working on the samurai now.

On 2.10.2005 11:51 wrote:
GRRRRR! It SAID I dump successful when I retired the character! Why didn't it overwrite the file?

On 2.10.2005 11:52 wrote:
There, that should do it (forgot to call it a txt file). See above for final comments.

On 2.10.2005 19:08 Atriel wrote:
Congrats! My favest class in Heng...
If you liked the play stile, u should try Demon Chaos Warrior... with the summon demon spells, staves of haste monster, u can get an army of demons stronger than knights before fights, and better, when things get hairy enough to make u teleport away, u can then explode pet (i killed several uniques this way)
Ill try soon a Fearless (love MDs) pala...

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