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The Angband Ladder: Elgar the Mad, Beorning Necromancer by <lorddimwit@hotmail.com>

  [ToME 2.3.1 Character Sheet]

 Name  : Elgar the Mad          Age                 44       STR:     11       
 Sex   : Male                   Height              98       INT:  18/40       
 Race  : Vampire Beorning       Weight             364       WIS:  18/10       
 Class : Necromancer            Social Class        98       DEX:     11       
 Body  : Player                                              Con:  18/20  18/40
 God   : Melkor Bauglir                                      Chr:      3      3
                                                                               
 + To Melee Hit         -10 Level             50    Max Hit Points       659   
 + To Melee Damage      -10 Experience  21834868    Cur Hit Points       659   
 + To Ranged Hit        -10 Max Exp     21834868    Max SP (Mana)        357   
 + To Ranged Damage       0 Exp to Adv.    *****    Cur SP (Mana)        357   
   AC                  0+53 Gold          213191    Piety                158   
                                                                               
                         (Miscellaneous Abilities)                             
 Fighting    : Very Bad     Perception  : Very Bad     Blows/Round:  1         
 Bows/Throw  : Very Bad     Searching   : Very Bad     Shots/Round:  1         
 Saving Throw: Superb       Disarming   : Poor         Mel.dmg/Rnd:  nil!      
 Stealth     : Bad          Magic Device: Bad          Infra-Vision: 30 feet   
                                                       Tactic:       coward    
                                                       Explor:       running   
                         (Character Background)                                
          Your father was Beorn.  You are the adopted child of a               
          Townsman.  You are a credit to the family.  You have dark            
          brown eyes, straight brown hair, and a fair complexion.              
                                                                               


  [Miscellaneous information]

 Joke monsters:        OFF
 Maximize mode:        OFF
 Preserve Mode:        ON
 Autoscum:             ON
 Small Levels:         ON
 Arena Levels:         ON
 Always unusual rooms: OFF
 Persistent Dungeons:  OFF

 Recall Depth:
        Mirkwood: Level 15 (750')
        Mordor: Level 65 (3250')
        Angband: Level 104 (5200')
        Barrow-Downs: Level 5 (250')
        Mount Doom: Level 99 (4950')
        Cirith Ungol: Level 50 (2500')
        Paths of the Dead: Level 70 (3500')
        Erebor: Level 72 (3600')
        Moria: Level 40 (2000')
        Dol Guldur: Level 70 (3500')
        The Small Water Cave: Level 34 (1700')

 Your body is a Player.
 You are disguised as a Bear.
 You are currently on level 99 of Angband.
 You have defeated 1889 enemies.
 You destroyed the One Ring, thus weakening Sauron.
 You established a permanent void jumpgates liaison between Minas Anor and
Gondolin,
  thus allowing the last alliance to exist.
 You saved Gondolin from destruction.
 You saved 12 princesses.
 You saved Arda and became a famed King.
 You found none of the relic pieces.

 You started your adventure the 43rd Yavie of the 2890th year of the third age.
 It is currently the 52nd Yavie of the 2890th year of the third age.
 You have been adventuring for 9 days.

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        Sust Str  : ............                
        Sust Int  : ............                
        Sust Wis  : ............                
        Sust Dex  : ............                
        Sust Con  : ............                
        Sust Chr  : ............                
        Invisible : ............                
        Mul life  : ...........+                
        Sens Fire : ............                
        Reflect   : ............                
        Free Act  : ............                
        Hold Life : ............                
        Res Acid  : ............                
        Res Elec  : ............                
        Res Fire  : ...........+                
        Res Cold  : ............                
        Res Pois  : ............                
        Res Fear  : ............                
        Res Lite  : ............                
        Res Dark  : ............                
        Res Blind : ............                
        Res Conf  : ............                
        Res Sound : ............                
        Res Shard : ............                
        Res Neth  : ............                
        Res Nexus : ............                
        Res Chaos : ............                
        Res Disen : ............                
        Full ESP  : ...........+                

 Corruption list:
Vampiric Teeth:
  Your teeth allow you to drain blood to feed yourself
  However your stomach now only accepts blood.

Vampiric Strength:
  Your body seems somewhat dead
  In this near undead state it has improved strength, constitution and
intelligence
  But reduced dexterity, wisdom and charisma.

Vampire:
  You are a Vampire. As such you resist cold, poison, darkness and nether.
  Your life is sustained, but you cannot stand the light of the sun.


Skills (points left: 0)
 - Combat                                        01.000 [0.400]
          . Weaponmastery                        03.200 [0.600]
          . Archery                              00.500 [0.000]
          . Bearform-combat                      01.000 [1.000]
 - Sneakiness                                    00.900 [0.900]
          . Stealth                              -2.000 [0.400]
          . Disarming                            00.-600 [0.000]
 - Magic                                         50.000 [0.900]
          . Magic-Device                         00.200 [1.200]
          . Spell-power                          00.000 [0.600]
          . Mana                                 00.000 [0.600]
                   . Fire                        00.000 [0.800]
                   . Water                       00.000 [0.700]
                   . Air                         00.000 [0.700]
                   . Earth                       00.000 [0.800]
          . Meta                                 00.000 [0.700]
          . Conveyance                           00.000 [0.700]
          . Divination                           00.000 [0.700]
          . Temporal                             00.000 [0.800]
          . Mind                                 00.000 [0.900]
          . Nature                               00.000 [0.500]
          . Udun                                 00.000 [0.400]
          . Necromancy                           50.000 [1.000]
          . Runecraft                            00.000 [0.700]
          . Thaumaturgy                          21.000 [0.700]
 - Spirituality                                  18.955 [0.550]
          . Prayer                               00.000 [0.500]
          . Mindcraft                            45.300 [0.500]
 - Monster-lore                                  50.000 [1.100]
          . Corpse-preservation                  05.000 [0.900]

Abilities
 * Perfect casting
 * Undead Form

 24 of your companions have been killed.

  [Character Inventory]

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t) (nothing)
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v) (nothing)
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Posted on 30.8.2006 07:07
Last updated on 31.8.2006 08:02

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On 30.8.2006 07:07 lorddimwit@hotmail.com wrote:
OK, trying the itemless character again...

Rules are basically the same; no picking up or using items on the floor (even corpses), no buying items from the store, etc. etc. Essentially, I have to survive on my wits and skills alone.

The one difference is that this character took a few random quests because he needed Mindcraft from FF... The early game is still pretty much the same (though tougher since I didn't *start* with Mindcraft), but Angband is going to be much, *much* harder.

I finally got the last +modifier to Mindcraft at Mordor 2250, in a quest for Hell Knights. Hell Knights are *hard* when you don't have Mindcraft backing you up. After a couple of near-death experiences, I swallowed my pride and dumped a bunch of points into Mindcraft at .4, which gave me Adrenaline Channeling and Minor Displacement, which I needed to keep up to speed with the Knights and escape from them if necessary. I then assaulted them with Vampirism, which is my most powerful attack.

It went pretty OK until the last one, which summoned a Phantom that mindblasted me TWICE before I could kill it with Pulverize. Sanity drain is a pretty serious drawback for this character, since the shops in town won't heal it and I can't use potions to cure it... but I found a solution. Since Undead Form cures insanity (among other things), I went to Moria and stood next to an Uruk until it killed me, thus forcing me into Undead Form, then used Mind Wave to eradicate all of the other Uruks in the group and return to life. Poof! Full sanity again :). This is perhaps my first *intentional* death ever ;)

This character also had a weird experience in a room filled with Flying Skulls and Snaga. I didn't see the Skulls, which I knew I shouldn't use Mind Wave on (they'll backlash the attack and kill you), so I merrily cast the spell. Wham! Suddenly I'm in Undead Form, confused, with only 3 hit points remaining... but then Mind Wave struck the group of Snagas, destroying them all and returning me to life, still with 3 hit points and a lot of anxiety. Fortunately I was standing on a staircase at the time...

Anyway, this character offers some advantages over my previous attempt. Undead Form is perhaps the biggest, but I've also got the ability to create and destroy walls from Thaumaturgy and the ability to cast Vampirism... both good things. I also have a much higher multiplier in Monster-Lore. Disadvantages include lower hit points and the aforementioned quests, which I know will cause me grief later on.

In Moria now, gaining piety so Melkor will grant me fire immunity. Then I'll go get some companions...

On 30.8.2006 19:10 lorddimwit@hotmail.com wrote:
Level 50 now!

Levels go by quickly when you've got 6 GWoP companions giving you 120% XP from every kill :)

Actually I'm down to 4 GWoPs and one of Balance now since three of the Wyrms perished in a titanic (literally titanic; Kronos and Atlas were involved) battle near the bottom of Mt. Doom. But I gained three levels from that little tussle, so I guess it wasn't a waste.

Killed the Necromancer, Feagwath, Shelob, and the Watcher, but still no Ring. I'll look for it from papa dragon, but if he fails to cough it up I'll be headed for Angband. The prospect does not enthuse.

On 31.8.2006 08:02 lorddimwit@hotmail.com wrote:
All done...

Mt. Doom took FOREVER; my pack of GWoP companions could kill pretty much everything there, but the monsters were all jampacked in those twisty little corridors... I needed to get my Wyrms within view of them without having them breathe on me and thus wipe me out in an instant. In the end, I wound up inching forward using Wall Creation and Wall Destruction, then teleporting the monsters away one by one using Telekinetic Wave. They usually ended up behind me, where my Wyrms would gleefully pounce on them.

I also found that, for some insane reason, GWoP, unlike most dragons, can't cross water. Huh???

After destroying the Ring, I just walked back to the stairs--even with only single fire resistance (from Character Armor) the lava didn't do much damage, and when I got hurt I could just leech some HP from my companions using Vampirism.

Following this was a long, boring period in Angband looking for Sauron, who went down pretty easily. Morgoth was even easier, but I used what might be considered too easy a tactic (see cmovie).

Wheee....

On 31.8.2006 15:00 paffa wrote:
And LordDimwit made it again!

On 31.8.2006 20:21 Opalius wrote:
One word.... Duuuuude!

On 3.9.2006 11:59 DarkGod wrote:
Woh Lord Dimwit, you are truly a great player.

Well the Morgoth fight was ... fast, /me ponders Death for T3 ;)

On 4.9.2006 09:44 remuz@free.fr wrote:
Really impressive, my lord. :)

One question, though : how did you manage to summon your GWOPs? I don't recall vampirism or mindcraft giving summoning habilities, but I may be wrong.

On 6.9.2006 05:04 lorddimwit@hotmail.com wrote:
Well, I described the whole process in a comment attached to my last attempt at the itemless character, but the short version is that you can Dominate (using the Mindcraft spell) monsters that summon. If you're a Melkor worshipper and your piety is high enough, you can also find a monster that you know won't kill you quickly (like a Snaga) and let it hit you until your HP gets really low and Melkor summons monsters to your aid. I forget which technique this character used; I think the first one.

In any case, the easiest way to get GWoP comapnions is to get some Lesser Balrogs or Nycadaemons from Mordor using this method, then take them to the first few levels of Mt. Doom, where the monsters they summon are high-leveled. What you're looking for is a Pit Fiend, which can summon Ancient Dragons... once you've got some Ancient Dragons that summon more Ancient Dragons, it's only a matter of time before some GWoPs show up...

A little disingenuous? Perhaps, but you've got to cut some corners with a character like this ;)

This is probably the toughest character I've ever played; you learn to take *nothing* for granted... I was hoping that it would be a good training exercise, but it was more of just a horrible chore...

On 6.9.2006 12:04 remuz@free.fr wrote:
Truely impressive. I had though of woshipping melkor to get some high-level demons, but did not think about them summoning again... nicely done!

For the next challenge, what about some egoless summonless character? Now, depending on the choice of class, this could prove an even worse challenge than this char (possessor and mage would be doable, I think, any warrior-like character would be horribly painful).

On 8.1.2007 01:16 shadus@obruo.com wrote:
That's embarrassing, I have trouble winning with a fully clothed character :/

At this rate the next win will probably be a naked spectre sorcerer yeek who only does melee but still has a maxed sorcery skill O_o

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