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Mines Malingerer

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Joined: Saturday, 9th February 2019, 08:47

Post Saturday, 21st September 2019, 19:51

Cosplaying Veteran's Journey: Challenge 8-2

Hello everyone, it’s your former n00b who is returning to DC:SS after winning in Brogue and Angband, and sucking hard in Elona+ (screw the thirst mechanic in that game. Gave up after four tries in Loss mode, as Elona+ is really not a true roguelike.). The reason why I’m choosing DC:SS as my long term roguelike is that I seem to have an affinity to it after only winning after four tries (unlike other games), and that the communities (here and Discord) are generally very helpful. So, with that, you are now reading the works of a new journey of a formerly Complete N00b: The Cosplaying Veteran’s Journey!

In this series, I will attempt to win a game by playing a character dictated by the Crawl Cosplay Challenge. Seeing that I am still developing my skills, I will *not* be going for any conducts or challenges at this point, as I find myself dying multiple times in my attempts to play the characters of choice. In this numbering format, the set number will come first, then the week number, and then the part (E.g. The first part of Set 8 Week 2 will be Part 8-2-1). Oh, and I’m playing online for these challenges under the same name (wizard44). All characters I post will have started by having cleared D:11 and have explored the Ecumenical Temple to get rid of the deaths beforehand caused by inexperieence. Other than that, the milestones will be the same as that of my previous series.

In this week, I am attempting to cosplay as Harold the Weathered, which allows multiple classes and god choices. For characters such as that, I randomly decide using random.org and worship the first god whose altar I encounter.

Cosplaying Veteran's Journey: Part 8-2-1

After three unsuccessful attempts with two Human Gladiators and a Halfling Warper. I start a Hafling Warper with a spear specialization. I kill Robin on D:2 and pick up a +4 trident on D:3, which gives this character a fighting chance. D:4 had an entrance to an ossuary, Edmund, and Grinder. I avoid Edmund and Grinder, and make it to the Ossuary, where I clear it after a couple of tense moments. I then discover that a ring that I picked up was a +5 ring of protection. Upon exiting the ossuary, however, I run into Menkaure, who gets my HP in half before I quaff my potion of lignification and kill him with stones from a flaming sling that I found. I then dispatch Edmund along with a pack of orcs and evade Grinder while finishing the rest of the level. On D:5 I find an alter of Uskayaw and select Uskayaw as my god (The priority was to worship any of the three target gods of the Cosplay challenge as soon as one of their altars appeared). D:7 had Joseph, forcing me to quaff a potion of agility to kill him, who drops a +3 hunting sling of flaming. I also run into Duvessa and Dowan and easily kill both of them. D:8 had Maurice, which eventually dies in melee after turning himself invisible and a tedious effort to wait his invisibility out, and Pikel, who goes down after a semi-tense moment with his slaves. D:9 had a bailey and a +2 pair of randart boots “Odjiwosm” {Dex +4}. I used a potion of heal wounds, my entire wand of acid charges, a scroll of blinking, a potion of ambrosia, a potion of might, a potion of agility, and a potion of haste to almost clear the bailey and escape an orc warlord. At D:10, I find that I somehow have two scrolls of acquirement through read-id, and use the first one to choose armor, which gives me the +0 pair of boots “Quig {rPois rCorr Dex+7}, which I consider as an upgrade. I also run into Sonja, who is wielding a sword of distortion. This forces me to flee back upstairs and choose a different entry point. I find a wand of iceblast and kill Sonja with two shots. I then clear D:11 and kill Grinder.

The next goal is to clear the Lair of Beasts and finish D:12.

Questions for you folks:

I have several scrolls of enchant weapon left. Should I use them all on my trident, or save them for a better weapon?

What should I use my scroll of acquirement on? A weapon? Armor? A spellbook?

Which spells should I learn at this point? Or should I save them for when I get some other spellbooks?

Which skills should I be training right now? I’m thinking of investing in axes for at least a bit so I can use it the hand axe of flaming to deal with hydras. Or is that not a good option?

What sort of armor (in terms of encumbrance ratings) should I be shooting for at this point? Scale mail? Or ring mail?

Below is my current character’s status of my character. Any answers to the above questions tips to overcome any weaknesses would be welcome.
  Code:
 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.24-a0-639-gb70a11d (webtiles) character file.

wizard44 the Thrower (Halfling Warper)             Turns: 17005, Time: 02:54:42

Health: 78/78      AC: 12    Str: 12    XL:     12   Next: 48%
Magic:  20/20      EV: 15    Int: 15    God:    Uskayaw [*.....]
Gold:   957        SH:  0    Dex: 22    Spells: 18/22 levels left

rFire    . . .     SeeInvis .   a - +6 trident
rCold    . . .     Gourm    .   (shield currently unavailable)
rNeg     + . .     Faith    .   m - +0 leather armour
rPois    +         Spirit   .   n - +1 helmet
rElec    .         Reflect  .   (no cloak)
rCorr    +         Harm     .   (no gloves)
MR       .....                  i - +0 pair of boots "Qieg" {rPois rCorr Dex+7}
Stlth    ++........             G - amulet of the acrobat
HPRegen  0.23/turn              c - +5 ring of protection
MPRegen  0.17/turn              F - ring of positive energy

@: no status effects
A: small, mutation resistance 1
a: Stomp, Renounce Religion


You are on level 1 of the Lair of Beasts.
You worship Uskayaw.
Uskayaw is noncommittal.
You are not hungry.

You have visited 3 branches of the dungeon, and seen 13 of its levels.
You have also visited: Ossuary and Bailey.

You have collected 957 gold pieces.

Inventory:

Hand Weapons
 a - a +6 trident (weapon)
 b - a +3 hunting sling of flaming
 l - a shortbow
 O - a +1 hand axe of flaming
Missiles
 e - 2 boomerangs of dispersal
 p - 71 sling bullets
 s - 23 boomerangs (quivered)
 M - 7 curare-tipped darts
Armour
 i - the +0 pair of boots "Qieg" (worn) {rPois rCorr Dex+7}
   (You acquired it on level 10 of the Dungeon)   
   
   It affects your dexterity (+7).
   It protects you from poison.
   It provides partial protection from all sources of acid and corrosion.
 m - a +0 leather armour (worn)
 n - a +1 helmet (worn)
Magical Staves
 A - an uncursed staff of conjuration
Jewellery
 c - a +5 ring of protection (left hand)
 o - an uncursed ring of protection from cold
 q - an uncursed ring of flight
 F - a ring of positive energy (right hand)
 G - an amulet of the acrobat (around neck)
 P - an uncursed ring of wizardry
Wands
 h - a wand of random effects (54)
 H - a wand of iceblast (3)
 L - a wand of flame (7)
Scrolls
 d - 3 scrolls of blinking
 j - 6 scrolls of remove curse
 k - a scroll of acquirement
 u - 9 scrolls of teleportation
 v - 2 scrolls of magic mapping
 w - 5 scrolls of enchant weapon
 y - 4 scrolls of immolation
 I - 2 scrolls of identify
Potions
 g - 4 potions of curing
 r - 3 potions of heal wounds
 t - a potion of might
 x - a potion of agility
 z - 2 potions of haste
 B - a potion of ambrosia
 C - 2 potions of resistance
 D - a potion of flight
 E - 2 potions of lignification
 J - 2 potions of brilliance
Miscellaneous
 K - a lightning rod (4/4)
Comestibles
 f - 20 rations


   Skills:
 + Level 5.9 Fighting
 * Level 8.4 Polearms
 * Level 9.1 Throwing
 + Level 6.9 Armour
 - Level 2.1 Dodging
 * Level 5.6 Spellcasting
 - Level 2.0 Charms
 * Level 6.2 Translocations
 - Level 8.0 Evocations


You have 18 spell levels left.
You know the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Shroud of Golubria    Chrm/Tloc      ###...       5%          2    #......
b - Blink                 Tloc           N/A          2%          2    #......

Your spell library contains the following spells:

 Spells                   Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
 Gell's Gravitas          Tloc           ###.......   4%          3    ###....
 Lesser Beckoning         Tloc           ###.......   4%          3    ###....
 Teleport Other           Tloc           ###.....     4%          3    ###....
 Passage of Golubria      Tloc           N/A          14%         4    ####...


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (11/15)            Temple (1/1) D:7            Lair (1/6) D:9
    Orc (0/2) D:10        Ossuary (visited)          Bailey (visited)

Altars:
Ashenzari
Cheibriados
Dithmenos
Elyvilon
Fedhas
Gozag
Hepliaklqana
Kikubaaqudgha
Makhleb
Nemelex Xobeh
Okawaru
Qazlal
Ru
Sif Muna
Trog
Uskayaw
Vehumet
Wu Jian
Xom
Yredelemnul
Zin
The Shining One


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You are small and have problems with some larger weapons.
You are somewhat resistant to further mutation.


Message History

There is a stone staircase leading up here.
There is a stone staircase leading down here.
You climb downwards.
There is a stone staircase leading up here.
There is a stone staircase leading down here.
You climb downwards.
There is a stone staircase leading up, spattered with blood here.
There is a stone staircase leading down, spattered with blood here.
You climb downwards.
There is a stone staircase leading up, spattered with blood here.
You see here a +0 halberd.
There is a staircase to the Lair here.
You climb downwards. Welcome to the Lair of Beasts!
A basilisk comes into view.
Found a stone staircase leading down.
There is a staircase back to the Dungeon here.
Save game and exit?
Okay, then.
Char dumped successfully.
Save game and exit?

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#..##
  .>.         .
   ...      ..
    #.#   #l#
 #.###.##...#
 #.....@....#
 #.###.#.####
     ## ##


You can see a basilisk (sleeping).

Vanquished Creatures
  A hydra (D:9)
  A centaur warrior (D:10)
  Sonja (D:10)
  3 orc knights (Bailey)
  Pikel (D:8)
  3 ugly things
  Joseph (D:7)
  Maurice (D:8)
  A troll (D:9)
  Grinder (D:4)
  A hippogriff (D:8)
  2 dream sheep (D:8)
  A wraith (D:10)
  6 yaks
  3 hungry ghosts
  A warg (D:10)
  Menkaure (D:4)
  Edmund (D:4)
  A soldier ant (D:10)
  Duvessa (D:7)
  19 orc warriors
  A black bear (D:10)
  An ice beast (D:7)
  A necrophage (D:11)
  A sky beast (D:5)
  2 phantoms
  6 ogres
  A hornet zombie (D:8)
  A centaur (D:7)
  4 big kobolds
  4 bullfrogs
  Dowan (D:7)
  A wyvern skeleton (D:9)
  8 scorpions
  3 wights (D:10)
  7 howler monkeys
  3 crimson imps
  2 centaur zombies
  3 bullfrog skeletons
  3 hounds
  9 orc wizards
  3 jellies
  7 orc priests
  2 iguanas
  10 worker ants
  2 killer bee zombies
  8 mummies (Ossuary)
  Robin (D:2)
  2 howler monkey skeletons
  12 adders
  15 gnolls
  3 shadow imps
  2 oozes
  2 adder skeletons
  A dart slug (D:1)
  2 worms
  9 leopard geckos
  60 orcs
  4 giant cockroaches
  3 gnoll zombies (Ossuary)
  26 goblins
  28 hobgoblins
  3 jackals
  13 kobolds
  6 quokkas
  2 ball pythons
  10 bats
  6 frilled lizards
  2 kobold zombies (Ossuary)
  3 orc zombies (Ossuary)
  2 quokka skeletons
  7 rats
369 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  A centaur (D:7)
  A crimson imp (D:8)
  A quokka (D:8)
  2 plants (D:9)
5 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 374 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
-------+----------+-------------------------------------------
     0 | D:1      | wizard44 the Halfling Warper began the quest for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 14/14 MP: 3/3
   115 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 17/19 MP: 4/4
   119 | D:1      | Learned a level 2 spell: Shroud of Golubria
   122 | D:1      | Learned a level 2 spell: Blink
   312 | D:1      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 21/24 MP: 5/5
  1110 | D:2      | Noticed Robin
  1118 | D:2      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 22/29 MP: 7/7
  1137 | D:2      | Killed Robin
  1137 | D:2      | Reached skill level 2 in Throwing
  1632 | D:2      | Found a snail-covered altar of Cheibriados.
  1652 | D:2      | Found a bloodstained altar of Trog.
  1655 | D:2      | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
  1658 | D:2      | Found an iron altar of Okawaru.
  1732 | D:2      | Found a sacrificial altar of Ru.
  1846 | D:2      | Reached XP level 5. HP: 28/34 MP: 5/8
  3341 | D:3      | Reached skill level 1 in Charms
  3471 | D:3      | Reached XP level 6. HP: 37/39 MP: 9/9
  3773 | D:3      | Reached skill level 1 in Evocations
  4015 | D:4      | Noticed Grinder
  4015 | D:4      | Noticed Edmund
  4128 | D:4      | Reached XP level 7. HP: 23/45 MP: 5/11
  4433 | D:4      | Found a sand-covered staircase.
  4438 | Ossuary  | Entered an ossuary
  4625 | Ossuary  | Reached skill level 3 in Throwing
  5191 | D:4      | Noticed Menkaure
  5201 | D:4      | Killed Menkaure
  5451 | D:4      | Reached XP level 8. HP: 47/51 MP: 12/12
  5488 | D:4      | Killed Edmund
  5488 | D:4      | Reached skill level 5 in Translocations
  6198 | D:4      | You fall into a shaft and drop 1 floor!
  6198 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  6198 | D:5      | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
  6198 | D:5      | Found a sparkling altar of Nemelex Xobeh.
  6208 | D:5      | Reached skill level 4 in Throwing
  6531 | D:5      | Reached XP level 9. HP: 50/57 MP: 9/14
  7147 | D:5      | Found a shimmering blue altar of Sif Muna.
  7318 | D:5      | Found a hide-covered altar of Uskayaw.
  7328 | D:5      | Became a worshipper of Uskayaw the Reveler
  7485 | D:5      | Reached * piety under Uskayaw
  7492 | D:5      | Reached ** piety under Uskayaw
  7493 | D:5      | Reached skill level 5 in Throwing
  7496 | D:5      | Reached *** piety under Uskayaw
  7862 | D:6      | Found a shimmering altar of Xom.
  8018 | D:6      | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
  8336 | D:7      | Noticed Joseph
  8357 | D:7      | Killed Joseph
  8357 | D:7      | Reached skill level 5 in Polearms
  8560 | D:7      | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
  8730 | D:7      | Found a radiant altar of Vehumet.
  8734 | D:7      | Reached XP level 10. HP: 53/63 MP: 16/16
  8795 | D:7      | Noticed Duvessa
  8798 | D:7      | Noticed Dowan
  8825 | D:7      | Killed Duvessa
  8825 | D:7      | Reached skill level 5 in Evocations
  8829 | D:7      | Killed Dowan
  9128 | Temple   | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
  9468 | D:8      | Found a white marble altar of Elyvilon.
  9481 | D:8      | Reached skill level 6 in Throwing
  9701 | D:8      | Noticed Maurice
  9751 | D:8      | Killed Maurice
  9778 | D:8      | Reached skill level 5 in Spellcasting
  9836 | D:8      | Noticed Pikel
  9870 | D:8      | Killed Pikel
 10842 | D:9      | Got a pair of spiked boots
 10852 | D:9      | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
 10853 | D:9      | Found a flagged portal.
 10870 | D:9      | Noticed a green ugly thing
 10872 | D:9      | Reached **** piety under Uskayaw
 10873 | D:9      | Killed a green ugly thing
 10873 | D:9      | Reached skill level 7 in Throwing
 10892 | Bailey   | Entered a bailey
 10903 | Bailey   | Identified the +2 pair of boots "Odojiwosm" {Dex+4} (You
                  | found it on level 9 of the Dungeon)
 11142 | Bailey   | HP: 3/65 [orc warrior/+0 hand axe (17)]
 11146 | Bailey   | Reached XP level 11. HP: 22/70 MP: 6/18
 11402 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc knight
 11426 | Bailey   | Killed an orc knight
 11429 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc knight
 11475 | Bailey   | HP: 3/70 [orc knight/cursed -1 war axe (5)]
 11476 | Bailey   | Killed an orc knight
 11565 | Bailey   | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
 11801 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc knight
 11829 | Bailey   | Killed an orc knight
 12362 | Bailey   | Reached skill level 8 in Throwing
 12616 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc warlord
 13057 | D:9      | Found a staircase to the Lair.
 13670 | D:9      | Noticed a two-headed hydra
 13701 | D:9      | Killed a one-headed hydra
 13790 | D:9      | Found a blossoming altar of Fedhas.
 13896 | D:10     | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
 13953 | D:10     | Identified 2 scrolls of acquirement
 13954 | D:10     | Got a pair of jewelled boots
 13967 | D:9      | Identified the +0 pair of boots "Qieg" {rPois rCorr Dex+7}
                  | (You acquired it on level 10 of the Dungeon)
 13979 | D:10     | Noticed Sonja
 14178 | D:10     | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
 14409 | D:10     | Reached XP level 12. HP: 77/77 MP: 19/19
 14820 | D:10     | Noticed a centaur warrior
 15315 | D:10     | Killed a centaur warrior
 15450 | D:10     | Killed Sonja
 16083 | D:11     | Reached skill level 9 in Throwing
 16573 | D:11     | Reached ***** piety under Uskayaw
 16899 | D:4      | Killed Grinder
 17004 | Lair:1   | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts

Skill      XL: |  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 |
---------------+-------------------------------------+-----
Polearms       |  2              3     4  5  6  7  8 |  8.4
Fighting       |        2              3     4  5    |  5.9
Spellcasting   |        2           3     4  5       |  5.6
Throwing       |           2        3  4  5  7  8  9 |  9.1
Charms         |              1        2             |  2.0
Translocations |              4        5           6 |  6.2
Armour         |              2        3  4  5  6    |  6.9
Evocations     |                 1  2  3  4  6  8    |  8.0
Dodging        |                                     |  2.1

Action                   |  1- 3 |  4- 6 |  7- 9 | 10-12 || total
-------------------------+-------+-------+-------+-------++-------
Melee: Spear             |    95 |   207 |       |       ||   302
       Trident           |       |   103 |   352 |   601 ||  1056
       Hand axe          |       |       |       |     2 ||     2
 Fire: Hunting sling     |       |    11 |    88 |   208 ||   307
Throw: Stone             |    39 |    43 |     2 |       ||    84
       Boomerang         |       |       |       |    36 ||    36
 Cast: Shroud of Golubri |     9 |    28 |    33 |    42 ||   112
       Blink             |     1 |     5 |     1 |    34 ||    41
Invok: Stomp             |       |       |     3 |     3 ||     6
       Line Pass         |       |       |       |     6 ||     6
Evoke: Wand              |       |     1 |     3 |    31 ||    35
  Use: Scroll            |       |     5 |    12 |    10 ||    27
       Potion            |       |       |     2 |     8 ||    10
 Stab: Sleeping          |       |     1 |     1 |     1 ||     3
       Paralysed         |       |       |     1 |    22 ||    23
       Distracted        |       |       |       |     2 ||     2
  Eat: Chunk             |     2 |     9 |     8 |    14 ||    33
       Ration            |       |     1 |     3 |     9 ||    13
Armor: Leather armour    |    10 |    70 |    84 |   155 ||   319
       Skin              |       |       |     1 |       ||     1
Dodge: Dodged            |    31 |   187 |   209 |   377 ||   804

Table legend:
 A = Non-vault XP
 B = Vault XP
 C = Vault XP percentage of total XP
 D = Non-vault monster count
 E = Vault monster count
 F = Vault count percentage of total count

                 A         B        C        D         E        F   
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------
      Total |   10446 |   10517 |  50.2 |     242 |     127 |  34.4
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------
        D:1 |      66 |       0 |   0.0 |      27 |       0 |   0.0
        D:2 |     123 |      38 |  23.6 |      26 |      13 |  33.3
        D:3 |     293 |       0 |   0.0 |      39 |       0 |   0.0
        D:4 |     528 |     596 |  53.0 |      24 |       3 |  11.1
        D:5 |    1115 |     202 |  15.3 |      21 |       4 |  16.0
        D:6 |     180 |       0 |   0.0 |       5 |       0 |   0.0
        D:7 |     530 |     670 |  55.8 |      14 |       3 |  17.6
        D:8 |     956 |    1885 |  66.3 |      11 |       6 |  35.3
        D:9 |    1699 |    1530 |  47.4 |      26 |       5 |  16.1
       D:10 |    2499 |    1052 |  29.6 |      32 |       9 |  22.0
       D:11 |    2457 |       0 |   0.0 |      17 |       0 |   0.0
    Ossuary |       0 |     155 | 100.0 |       0 |      16 | 100.0
     Bailey |       0 |    4389 | 100.0 |       0 |      68 | 100.0
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------

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Stairdancer

Blades Runner

Posts: 636

Joined: Thursday, 16th August 2018, 21:19

Post Saturday, 21st September 2019, 20:25

Re: Cosplaying Veteran's Journey: Challenge 8-2

I'd wait to see whether you have Swamp or Shoals, and safe the enchant weapon scrolls for a demon trident if you get shoals. If you think you have a significant risk of dying before you get a Demon Trident, you should just use the scrolls now. If you get Swamp, I'd acquire a weapon.

I would learn all the spells. They all have utility, if you remember to use them. PoG is amazing.
However, you should also upgrade to heavier armour, after which PoG might become uncastable. (In which case, train more translocations.) The combination of having more Armour skill than Dodging skill and wearing +0 leather armour is highly suboptimal. Try out scale mail, see what it does to your AC, EV, and spell fail rates. If it's bad, use ring mail instead. You're likely to find pre-enchanted armour at some point, which will probably be worth using.

I'd recommend just using throwing & a trident vs Hydra's. More throwing skill is more to help just as much as axe skill, and it also helps against other threats. It does seem odd you're training throwing on a halfling, instead of slings. Halflings can't use javelins and have amazing sling aptitudes. Also using polearms with a halfling is odd, because you max out having a Demon Trident without a shield. Are you trying to challenge yourself?

Currently Fighting, Dodging, Invocations, Polearms look worth training. Uska benefits a lot from Invocations.

Mines Malingerer

Posts: 49

Joined: Saturday, 9th February 2019, 08:47

Post Sunday, 22nd September 2019, 03:27

Re: Cosplaying Veteran's Journey: Challenge 8-2

Thanks petercordia. This character has cleared the Lair and D:12. With that, I give you:

Cosplaying Veteran's Journey: Part 8-2-2

So I started by learning all of the spells. Got scale mail and sticking with it for now, as the fail rates aren’t the worst, but do require more translocation training. Not having dodging on was an oversight on my part. Polearms was to get some aptitude with my starting weapon … was hoping to find an artefact weapon long before that point, but oh well. Throwing was made since I was not sure whether I would be using boomerangs or not for the long term. On Lair:1 I find a +0 leather armour of Mahkleb’s Esteem {Regen+ rCorr Str-5 Int+7}, which did not seem to be ideal. Lair:3 had an artefact +1 scale mail {+Inv +Fly Str+4 Stlth-}, which was a better body armor for this character, and a book of Necromancy. An encounter with a black mamba and a water moccasin on Lair:4 forces me to quaff two potions of curing to clear up the poison. I find that the game has given me Swamp instead of shoals, so I decide to acquire a weapon by reading my scroll of acquirement. The scroll of acquirement gives me a +5 hunting sling of flaming, so I decide to pump my trident to +9 and my hunting sling to +7 to improve my survivability. I also find a book of Changes in Lair: 4 and learn the spells there. Lair:6 had two phials of floods, a book of Alchemy, and a randart +7 double sword of Linearity {pain, rF++ rC-}. D:12 had a Young Poisoner’s Handbook that I picked up while clearing the level. A death knight provided another semi-tense moment and compelled me to use quite a few iceblast charges to deal with it.

The next goal: Clear the Orcish Mines and the rest of the main dungeon.

Questions before I continue:

Which spells are worth learning out of the new books that I got?

Should I switch to the double sword of Linearity, or stick with my trident? I briefly invested in long blades in case it is the former.

Which skills should I train next? And to what levels?

Trying to see how I can get the character to survive, so any answers and tips would be useful. The current character’s status is below.



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 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.24-a0-639-gb70a11d (webtiles) character file.

wizard44 the Spear-Bearer (Halfling Warper)        Turns: 31262, Time: 05:09:04

Health: 100/100    AC: 17    Str: 16    XL:     15   Next: 35%
Magic:  23/23      EV: 33    Int: 16    God:    Uskayaw [*.....]
Gold:   1806       SH:  0    Dex: 23    Spells: 8/25 levels left

rFire    . . .     SeeInvis .   a - +9 trident
rCold    . . .     Gourm    .   (shield currently unavailable)
rNeg     + . .     Faith    .   W - +1 scale mail "Qoodduepp" {+Inv +Fly Str+4 Stlth-}
rPois    +         Spirit   .   n - +1 helmet
rElec    .         Reflect  .   (no cloak)
rCorr    +         Harm     .   (no gloves)
MR       +....                  i - +0 pair of boots "Qieg" {rPois rCorr Dex+7}
Stlth    ..........             G - amulet of the acrobat
HPRegen  0.26/turn              c - +5 ring of protection
MPRegen  0.18/turn              F - ring of positive energy

@: acrobat
A: small, mutation resistance 1
a: Stomp, Renounce Religion, Evoke Invisibility, Evoke Flight


You are on level 12 of the Dungeon.
You worship Uskayaw.
Uskayaw is aware of your devotion.
You are not hungry.

You have visited 3 branches of the dungeon, and seen 19 of its levels.
You have also visited: Ossuary and Bailey.

You have collected 1806 gold pieces.

Inventory:

Hand Weapons
 a - a +9 trident (weapon)
 b - a +7 hunting sling of flaming
 O - the +7 double sword of Linearity {pain, rF++ rC-}
   (You found it on level 6 of the Lair of Beasts)   
   
   In the hands of one skilled in necromantic magic, it inflicts extra damage
   on living creatures.
   
   It greatly protects you from fire.
   It makes you vulnerable to cold.
Missiles
 e - 3 boomerangs of dispersal
 p - 86 sling bullets
 s - 19 boomerangs (quivered)
 M - 7 curare-tipped darts
 S - 4 datura-tipped darts
Armour
 i - the +0 pair of boots "Qieg" (worn) {rPois rCorr Dex+7}
   (You acquired it on level 10 of the Dungeon)   
   
   It affects your dexterity (+7).
   It protects you from poison.
   It provides partial protection from all sources of acid and corrosion.
 n - a +1 helmet (worn)
 Q - the +0 leather armour of Makhleb's Esteem {Regen+ rCorr Str-5 Int+7}
   (You found it on level 1 of the Lair of Beasts)   
   
   It affects your strength (-5).
   It affects your intelligence (+7).
   It increases your rate of regeneration.
   It provides partial protection from all sources of acid and corrosion.
 W - the +1 scale mail "Qoodduepp" (worn) {+Inv +Fly Str+4 Stlth-}
   (You found it on level 3 of the Lair of Beasts)   
   
   It affects your strength (+4).
   It lets you turn invisible.
   It lets you fly.
   It makes you less stealthy.
Jewellery
 c - a +5 ring of protection (left hand)
 k - an uncursed ring of poison resistance
 o - an uncursed ring of protection from cold
 q - an uncursed ring of flight
 F - a ring of positive energy (right hand)
 G - an amulet of the acrobat (around neck)
 P - an uncursed ring of wizardry
 R - an uncursed ring of protection from magic
Wands
 h - a wand of random effects (54)
 l - a wand of enslavement (1)
 m - a wand of acid (3)
 H - a wand of iceblast (1)
 X - a wand of flame (10)
Scrolls
 d - 3 scrolls of blinking
 j - 8 scrolls of remove curse
 u - 14 scrolls of teleportation
 v - 3 scrolls of magic mapping
 w - 2 scrolls of fear
 y - 4 scrolls of immolation
 I - 7 scrolls of identify
 U - a scroll of enchant weapon
 Y - 2 scrolls of enchant armour
Potions
 g - 4 potions of curing
 r - 5 potions of heal wounds
 t - a potion of might
 x - a potion of agility
 z - 4 potions of haste
 A - a potion of cancellation
 B - 2 potions of ambrosia
 C - 2 potions of resistance
 D - 2 potions of flight
 E - 3 potions of lignification
 J - 2 potions of brilliance
 V - 2 potions of mutation
Miscellaneous
 K - a lightning rod (4/4)
 L - a phial of floods
 N - a phial of floods
Comestibles
 f - 21 rations


   Skills:
 + Level 8.9 Fighting
 * Level 4.2 Long Blades
 - Level 11.6 Polearms
 - Level 1.1(8.3) Slings
 - Level 9.1(9.2) Throwing
 - Level 6.9 Armour
 + Level 7.8 Dodging
 - Level 5.6 Spellcasting
 - Level 2.0 Charms
 - Level 9.0 Translocations
 - Level 10.0 Invocations
 - Level 8.0 Evocations


You have 8 spell levels left.
You know the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Shroud of Golubria    Chrm/Tloc      ###...       7%          2    #......
b - Blink                 Tloc           N/A          1%          2    #......
c - Gell's Gravitas       Tloc           ####......   3%          3    ##.....
d - Lesser Beckoning      Tloc           ####......   3%          3    ##.....
e - Teleport Other        Tloc           ####....     3%          3    ##.....
f - Passage of Golubria   Tloc           N/A          11%         4    ####...

Your spell library contains the following spells:

 Spells                   Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
 Animate Skeleton         Necr           N/A          41%         1    None
 Beastly Appendage        Tmut           #.....       41%         1    None
 Pain                     Necr           #...         41%         1    None
 Sting                    Conj/Pois      #...         41%         1    None
 Poisonous Vapours        Pois/Air       #.....       56%         2    #......
 Sticks to Snakes         Tmut           #.......     56%         2    #......
 Sublimation of Blood     Necr           #.........   56%         2    #......
 Regeneration             Chrm/Necr      #.........   65%         3    ##.....
 Ignite Poison            Fire/Tmut/Pois #.......     80%         3    ##.....
 Mephitic Cloud           Conj/Pois/Air  #.......     80%         3    ##.....
 Spider Form              Tmut/Pois      #.........   80%         3    ##.....
 Vampiric Draining        Necr           #.........   80%         3    ##.....
 Animate Dead             Necr           N/A          99%         4    ####...
 Ice Form                 Ice/Tmut       #.......     99%         4    ####...
 Olgreb's Toxic Radiance  Pois           #.......     99%         4    ####...
 Petrify                  Tmut/Erth      #.......     99%         4    ####...
 Alistair's Intoxication  Tmut/Pois      #.......     100%        5    ######.
 Blade Hands              Tmut           #.........   100%        5    ######.
 Irradiate                Conj/Tmut      #.........   100%        5    ######.
 Venom Bolt               Conj/Pois      #.........   100%        5    ######.


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (12/15)            Temple (1/1) D:7            Lair (6/6) D:9
  Swamp (0/4) Lair:4       Spider (0/4) Lair:2        Slime (0/5) Lair:6
    Orc (0/2) D:10        Ossuary (visited)          Bailey (visited)

Altars:
Ashenzari
Cheibriados
Dithmenos
Elyvilon
Fedhas
Gozag
Hepliaklqana
Kikubaaqudgha
Makhleb
Nemelex Xobeh
Okawaru
Qazlal
Ru
Sif Muna
Trog
Uskayaw
Vehumet
Wu Jian
Xom
Yredelemnul
Zin
The Shining One

Annotations:
Lair:1 1 runed translucent door, Xaclaxko's ghost, journeyman OpFi
Lair:5 1 runed translucent door


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You are small and have problems with some larger weapons.
You are somewhat resistant to further mutation.


Message History

You open the door.
There is an open door here.
There is an open door here.
A - a purple potion
There are no items here.
As you read the scroll of identify, it crumbles to dust.
A - a potion of cancellation
Drop what? 50/52 slots (_ for help) (? for menu, Esc to quit)
Okay, then.
Done exploring.
Done exploring.
You eat one of the 22 rations. That ration really hit the spot!
There is an open door here.
There is a stone staircase leading down here.
Drop what? 50/52 slots (_ for help) (? for menu, Esc to quit)
Okay, then.
Okay, then.
Okay, then.
Char dumped successfully.
Save game and exit?

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There are no monsters in sight!

Vanquished Creatures
  A dire elephant (Lair:6)
  9 hydras
  A death knight (D:12)
  A centaur warrior (D:10)
  An ogre mage (D:12)
  6 death yaks
  Sonja (D:10)
  An unseen horror (D:10)
  2 harpies (Lair:6)
  3 orc knights (Bailey)
  2 deep elf magi
  Pikel (D:8)
  4 ugly things
  A cyclops (D:12)
  5 elephants (Lair:6)
  A manticore (D:12)
  2 black mambas
  Joseph (D:7)
  3 torpor snails
  Maurice (D:8)
  13 spiny frogs
  7 komodo dragons
  4 rime drakes
  2 yaktaurs (D:12)
  2 trolls
  3 polar bears
  3 slime creatures (D:12)
  Grinder (D:4)
  5 hornets
  15 blink frogs
  12 hippogriffs
  5 dream sheep
  2 wraiths
  27 yaks
  7 wyverns
  3 basilisks
  3 hungry ghosts
  A steam dragon (D:11)
  A warg (D:10)
  Menkaure (D:4)
  Edmund (D:4)
  17 water moccasins
  A soldier ant (D:10)
  7 porcupines
  Duvessa (D:7)
  20 orc warriors
  2 black bears
  3 ice beasts
  A necrophage (D:11)
  A sky beast (D:5)
  A boggart (D:12)
  2 phantoms
  6 ogres
  17 wolves
  9 crocodiles
  A hornet zombie (D:8)
  A centaur (D:7)
  4 big kobolds
  18 bullfrogs
  A wyvern zombie (D:12)
  Dowan (D:7)
  A wyvern skeleton (D:9)
  8 scorpions
  6 wights
  7 howler monkeys
  3 crimson imps
  5 centaur zombies
  3 bullfrog skeletons
  4 hounds
  13 orc wizards
  3 jellies
  8 orc priests
  A centaur skeleton (D:12)
  2 iguanas
  11 worker ants
  2 killer bee zombies
  A bullfrog simulacrum (D:12)
  8 mummies (Ossuary)
  Robin (D:2)
  2 howler monkey skeletons
  13 adders
  15 gnolls
  3 shadow imps
  2 oozes
  2 adder skeletons
  A dart slug (D:1)
  2 worms
  9 leopard geckos
  72 orcs
  4 giant cockroaches
  3 gnoll zombies (Ossuary)
  26 goblins
  28 hobgoblins
  3 jackals
  13 kobolds
  7 quokkas
  2 ball pythons
  10 bats
  6 frilled lizards
  2 kobold zombies (Ossuary)
  3 orc zombies (Ossuary)
  2 quokka skeletons
  7 rats
603 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (collateral kills)
  A merfolk avatar (Lair:6)
1 creature vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  A black mamba (Lair:5)
  2 hornets (Lair:6)
  A sky beast (D:12)
  A centaur (D:7)
  A crocodile (Lair:5)
  A crimson imp (D:8)
  A quokka (D:8)
  9 fungi
  16 plants
  7 toadstools (Lair:5)
40 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 644 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
-------+----------+-------------------------------------------
     0 | D:1      | wizard44 the Halfling Warper began the quest for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 14/14 MP: 3/3
   115 | D:1      | Reached skill level 2 in Polearms
   115 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 17/19 MP: 4/4
   119 | D:1      | Learned a level 2 spell: Shroud of Golubria
   122 | D:1      | Learned a level 2 spell: Blink
   312 | D:1      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 21/24 MP: 5/5
  1110 | D:2      | Noticed Robin
  1118 | D:2      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 22/29 MP: 7/7
  1137 | D:2      | Killed Robin
  1632 | D:2      | Found a snail-covered altar of Cheibriados.
  1652 | D:2      | Found a bloodstained altar of Trog.
  1655 | D:2      | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
  1658 | D:2      | Found an iron altar of Okawaru.
  1732 | D:2      | Found a sacrificial altar of Ru.
  1846 | D:2      | Reached XP level 5. HP: 28/34 MP: 5/8
  3341 | D:3      | Reached skill level 1 in Charms
  3471 | D:3      | Reached XP level 6. HP: 37/39 MP: 9/9
  3773 | D:3      | Reached skill level 1 in Evocations
  4015 | D:4      | Noticed Grinder
  4015 | D:4      | Noticed Edmund
  4128 | D:4      | Reached skill level 3 in Polearms
  4128 | D:4      | Reached XP level 7. HP: 23/45 MP: 5/11
  4433 | D:4      | Found a sand-covered staircase.
  4438 | Ossuary  | Entered an ossuary
  5191 | D:4      | Noticed Menkaure
  5201 | D:4      | Killed Menkaure
  5451 | D:4      | Reached XP level 8. HP: 47/51 MP: 12/12
  5488 | D:4      | Killed Edmund
  5488 | D:4      | Reached skill level 5 in Translocations
  6198 | D:4      | You fall into a shaft and drop 1 floor!
  6198 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  6198 | D:5      | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
  6198 | D:5      | Found a sparkling altar of Nemelex Xobeh.
  6208 | D:5      | Reached skill level 4 in Polearms
  6531 | D:5      | Reached XP level 9. HP: 50/57 MP: 9/14
  7147 | D:5      | Found a shimmering blue altar of Sif Muna.
  7318 | D:5      | Found a hide-covered altar of Uskayaw.
  7328 | D:5      | Became a worshipper of Uskayaw the Reveler
  7485 | D:5      | Reached * piety under Uskayaw
  7492 | D:5      | Reached ** piety under Uskayaw
  7493 | D:5      | Reached skill level 5 in Throwing
  7496 | D:5      | Reached *** piety under Uskayaw
  7862 | D:6      | Found a shimmering altar of Xom.
  8018 | D:6      | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
  8336 | D:7      | Noticed Joseph
  8357 | D:7      | Killed Joseph
  8357 | D:7      | Reached skill level 5 in Polearms
  8560 | D:7      | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
  8730 | D:7      | Found a radiant altar of Vehumet.
  8734 | D:7      | Reached XP level 10. HP: 53/63 MP: 16/16
  8795 | D:7      | Noticed Duvessa
  8798 | D:7      | Noticed Dowan
  8825 | D:7      | Killed Duvessa
  8825 | D:7      | Reached skill level 5 in Evocations
  8829 | D:7      | Killed Dowan
  9128 | Temple   | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
  9468 | D:8      | Found a white marble altar of Elyvilon.
  9701 | D:8      | Noticed Maurice
  9751 | D:8      | Killed Maurice
  9778 | D:8      | Reached skill level 5 in Spellcasting
  9836 | D:8      | Noticed Pikel
  9870 | D:8      | Killed Pikel
  9870 | D:8      | Reached skill level 6 in Polearms
 10842 | D:9      | Got a pair of spiked boots
 10852 | D:9      | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
 10853 | D:9      | Found a flagged portal.
 10870 | D:9      | Noticed a green ugly thing
 10872 | D:9      | Reached **** piety under Uskayaw
 10873 | D:9      | Killed a green ugly thing
 10892 | Bailey   | Entered a bailey
 10903 | Bailey   | Identified the +2 pair of boots "Odojiwosm" {Dex+4} (You
                  | found it on level 9 of the Dungeon)
 11142 | Bailey   | HP: 3/65 [orc warrior/+0 hand axe (17)]
 11146 | Bailey   | Reached XP level 11. HP: 22/70 MP: 6/18
 11402 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc knight
 11426 | Bailey   | Killed an orc knight
 11429 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc knight
 11475 | Bailey   | HP: 3/70 [orc knight/cursed -1 war axe (5)]
 11476 | Bailey   | Killed an orc knight
 11476 | Bailey   | Reached skill level 7 in Polearms
 11565 | Bailey   | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
 11801 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc knight
 11829 | Bailey   | Killed an orc knight
 12616 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc warlord
 13057 | D:9      | Found a staircase to the Lair.
 13670 | D:9      | Noticed a two-headed hydra
 13701 | D:9      | Killed a one-headed hydra
 13790 | D:9      | Found a blossoming altar of Fedhas.
 13896 | D:10     | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
 13953 | D:10     | Identified 2 scrolls of acquirement
 13954 | D:10     | Got a pair of jewelled boots
 13967 | D:9      | Identified the +0 pair of boots "Qieg" {rPois rCorr Dex+7}
                  | (You acquired it on level 10 of the Dungeon)
 13979 | D:10     | Noticed Sonja
 14178 | D:10     | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
 14409 | D:10     | Reached XP level 12. HP: 77/77 MP: 19/19
 14723 | D:10     | Reached skill level 8 in Polearms
 14820 | D:10     | Noticed a centaur warrior
 15315 | D:10     | Killed a centaur warrior
 15450 | D:10     | Killed Sonja
 16573 | D:11     | Reached ***** piety under Uskayaw
 16899 | D:4      | Killed Grinder
 17004 | Lair:1   | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts
 17011 | D:9      | Learned a level 3 spell: Gell's Gravitas
 17015 | D:9      | Learned a level 3 spell: Lesser Beckoning
 17019 | D:9      | Learned a level 3 spell: Teleport Other
 17024 | D:9      | Learned a level 4 spell: Passage of Golubria
 17617 | Lair:1   | Reached skill level 1 in Invocations
 17928 | Lair:1   | Found a runed translucent door.
 17928 | Lair:1   | Found a shimmering altar of Xom.
 17928 | Lair:1   | Noticed Xaclaxko's ghost (journeyman OpFi)
 17928 | Lair:1   | Noticed a +2 long sword of chaos
 18309 | Lair:1   | Got a twisted leather armour
 18309 | Lair:1   | Noticed a six-headed hydra
 18647 | D:10     | Identified the cursed +0 leather armour of Makhleb's Esteem
                  | {Regen+ rCorr Str-5 Int+7} (You found it on level 1 of the
                  | Lair of Beasts)
 18743 | Lair:1   | Killed a six-headed hydra
 18860 | Lair:1   | Reached skill level 9 in Polearms
 19037 | Lair:1   | Reached XP level 13. HP: 78/83 MP: 21/21
 20246 | Lair:2   | Found a hole to the Spider Nest.
 21165 | Lair:3   | Noticed an eight-headed hydra
 21200 | Lair:3   | Killed an eight-headed hydra
 21200 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 5 in Invocations
 21453 | Lair:3   | Got a faintly glowing scale mail
 21473 | Lair:3   | Identified the cursed +1 scale mail "Qoodduepp" {+Inv +Fly
                  | Str+4 Stlth-} (You found it on level 3 of the Lair of
                  | Beasts)
 21888 | Lair:3   | Noticed a four-headed hydra
 21912 | Lair:3   | Killed a four-headed hydra
 22553 | Lair:4   | Found a staircase to the Swamp.
 22952 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 10 in Polearms
 23260 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 5 in Dodging
 24584 | Lair:5   | Reached XP level 14. HP: 92/92 MP: 22/22
 24602 | Lair:5   | Reached ****** piety under Uskayaw
 24700 | Lair:5   | You fall into a shaft and drop 1 floor!
 24700 | Lair:6   | Entered Level 6 of the Lair of Beasts
 25494 | Lair:5   | Found a runed translucent door.
 25515 | Lair:5   | Noticed a dire elephant
 26575 | Lair:6   | Reached skill level 11 in Polearms
 26672 | Lair:6   | Found a staircase to the Slime Pits.
 27757 | Lair:6   | Noticed a dire elephant
 27800 | Lair:6   | Killed a dire elephant
 28031 | Lair:6   | Reached XP level 15. HP: 99/99 MP: 23/23
 28139 | Lair:6   | Got a crude double sword
 28144 | Lair:6   | Identified the +7 double sword of Linearity {pain, rF++
                  | rC-} (You found it on level 6 of the Lair of Beasts)
 28641 | D:11     | Reached skill level 1 in Slings
 28645 | D:11     | Reached skill level 10 in Invocations
 28713 | D:12     | Reached skill level 1 in Long Blades

Skill      XL: |  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 |
---------------+----------------------------------------------+-----
Polearms       |  2              3     4  5  6  7  9 10 11    | 11.6
Fighting       |        2              3     4  5  6  7  8    |  8.9
Spellcasting   |        2           3     4  5                |  5.6
Throwing       |           2        3  4  5  7  8  9          |  9.1
Charms         |              1        2                      |  2.0
Translocations |              4        5           7  8  9    |  9.0
Armour         |              2        3  4  5  6             |  6.9
Evocations     |                 1  2  3  4  6  8             |  8.0
Invocations    |                                   3  7  9 10 | 10.0
Dodging        |                                   3  5  7    |  7.8
Slings         |                                            1 |  1.1
Long Blades    |                                            4 |  4.2

Action                   |  1- 3 |  4- 6 |  7- 9 | 10-12 | 13-15 || total
-------------------------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------++-------
Melee: Spear             |    95 |   207 |       |       |       ||   302
       Trident           |       |   103 |   352 |   718 |   716 ||  1889
       Hand axe          |       |       |       |     2 |       ||     2
 Fire: Hunting sling     |       |    11 |    88 |   244 |   433 ||   776
Throw: Stone             |    39 |    43 |     2 |       |       ||    84
       Boomerang         |       |       |       |    54 |    96 ||   150
 Cast: Shroud of Golubri |     9 |    28 |    33 |    55 |    15 ||   140
       Blink             |     1 |     5 |     1 |    47 |    88 ||   142
       Gell's Gravitas   |       |       |       |     5 |     6 ||    11
       Teleport Other    |       |       |       |     3 |     2 ||     5
Invok: Stomp             |       |       |     3 |     4 |    26 ||    33
       Line Pass         |       |       |       |     9 |    12 ||    21
       Grand Finale      |       |       |       |       |     1 ||     1
Evoke: Wand              |       |     1 |     3 |    35 |    12 ||    51
  Use: Scroll            |       |     5 |    12 |    12 |    15 ||    44
       Potion            |       |       |     2 |     8 |     4 ||    14
 Stab: Sleeping          |       |     1 |     1 |     1 |       ||     3
       Paralysed         |       |       |     1 |    27 |    24 ||    52
       Distracted        |       |       |       |     2 |       ||     2
       Confused          |       |       |       |     1 |     4 ||     5
  Eat: Chunk             |     2 |     9 |     8 |    17 |    20 ||    56
       Ration            |       |     1 |     3 |    10 |     9 ||    23
Armor: Leather armour    |    10 |    70 |    84 |   155 |       ||   319
       Skin              |       |       |     1 |       |       ||     1
       Scale mail        |       |       |       |    44 |   199 ||   243
Dodge: Dodged            |    31 |   187 |   209 |   451 |   450 ||  1328

Table legend:
 A = Non-vault XP
 B = Vault XP
 C = Vault XP percentage of total XP
 D = Non-vault monster count
 E = Vault monster count
 F = Vault count percentage of total count

                 A         B        C        D         E        F   
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------
      Total |   57602 |   27729 |  32.5 |     436 |     171 |  28.2
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------
        D:1 |      66 |       0 |   0.0 |      27 |       0 |   0.0
        D:2 |     123 |      38 |  23.6 |      26 |      13 |  33.3
        D:3 |     293 |       0 |   0.0 |      39 |       0 |   0.0
        D:4 |     528 |     596 |  53.0 |      24 |       3 |  11.1
        D:5 |    1115 |     202 |  15.3 |      21 |       4 |  16.0
        D:6 |     180 |       0 |   0.0 |       5 |       0 |   0.0
        D:7 |     530 |     670 |  55.8 |      14 |       3 |  17.6
        D:8 |     956 |    1885 |  66.3 |      11 |       6 |  35.3
        D:9 |    2159 |    1530 |  41.5 |      28 |       5 |  15.2
       D:10 |    3258 |    1052 |  24.4 |      33 |       9 |  21.4
       D:11 |    3595 |       0 |   0.0 |      22 |       0 |   0.0
       D:12 |    5352 |    4475 |  45.5 |      41 |      13 |  24.1
     Lair:1 |    7065 |       0 |   0.0 |      31 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:2 |    4316 |       0 |   0.0 |      14 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:3 |    9448 |       0 |   0.0 |      26 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:4 |    3026 |       0 |   0.0 |      12 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:5 |    6438 |    2460 |  27.6 |      34 |       4 |  10.5
     Lair:6 |    9154 |   10277 |  52.9 |      28 |      27 |  49.1
    Ossuary |       0 |     155 | 100.0 |       0 |      16 | 100.0
     Bailey |       0 |    4389 | 100.0 |       0 |      68 | 100.0
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------

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Post Monday, 23rd September 2019, 18:23

Re: Cosplaying Veteran's Journey: Challenge 8-2

Well, since I didn’t receive a response from the forums, I proceeded to begin the next step. I’m glad to report that this character has cleared the Mines and the rest of the main dungeon.

Cosplaying Veteran's Journey: Part 8-2-3

With the advice of Discord, I switched to the artefact double sword and learned the regeneration and animate skeleton spells to have something to train necromancy with. Clearing the Orcish mines proved to be of little trouble, though the only shop that was interesting was a book store, but even then, no book really jumped out at me. On D:13, however, a +6 long sword and a +2 long sword nearly killed me, forcing me to use a scroll of teleportation to take a breather. It also had a Book of Debilitation, and I decide to learn Portal Projectile, since I heard that spell is good for Warpers. D:14 had two orange statues that I dispatched using Portal projectile, my sling of flaming, and stairdancing to get rid of its summons. D:15 was a host to a lot of ugly things, which I dispatched without too much trouble.

Next goal is to get my first rune by doing the swamp.

How high should I train my Dodging, Invocations, and Evocations skill levels to at this point? That is the only question that I have right now. Of course, any tips to improve this character’s survival is welcome. The current status of the character is below.


  Code:
 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.24-a0-640-ge7cd8ce (webtiles) character file.

wizard44 the Spear-Bearer (Halfling Warper)        Turns: 41818, Time: 07:08:38

Health: 116/116    AC: 18    Str: 16    XL:     17   Next: 12%
Magic:  25/25      EV: 20    Int: 16    God:    Uskayaw [*.....]
Gold:   2849       SH:  0    Dex: 23    Spells: 3/27 levels left

rFire    . . .     SeeInvis .   b - +8 hunting sling (flame)
rCold    + . .     Gourm    .   (shield restricted)
rNeg     . . .     Faith    .   W - +1 scale mail "Qoodduepp" {+Inv +Fly Str+4 Stlth-}
rPois    +         Spirit   .   n - +2 helmet
rElec    .         Reflect  .   (no cloak)
rCorr    +         Harm     .   (no gloves)
MR       +....                  i - +0 pair of boots "Qieg" {rPois rCorr Dex+7}
Stlth    ..........             G - amulet of the acrobat
HPRegen  0.29/turn              c - +5 ring of protection
MPRegen  0.19/turn              o - ring of protection from cold

@: no status effects
A: small, mutation resistance 1
a: Stomp, Renounce Religion, Evoke Invisibility, Evoke Flight


You are on level 1 of the Swamp.
You worship Uskayaw.
Uskayaw is aware of your devotion.
You are not hungry.

You have visited 5 branches of the dungeon, and seen 25 of its levels.
You have also visited: Ossuary and Bailey.

You have collected 2849 gold pieces.

Inventory:

Hand Weapons
 a - the +7 double sword of Linearity {pain, rF++ rC-}
   (You found it on level 6 of the Lair of Beasts)   
   
   In the hands of one skilled in necromantic magic, it inflicts extra damage
   on living creatures.
   
   It greatly protects you from fire.
   It makes you vulnerable to cold.
 b - a +8 hunting sling of flaming (weapon)
 O - a +9 trident
Missiles
 e - 3 boomerangs of dispersal
 p - 80 sling bullets (quivered)
 s - 43 boomerangs
 M - 6 curare-tipped darts
 S - 3 datura-tipped darts
Armour
 i - the +0 pair of boots "Qieg" (worn) {rPois rCorr Dex+7}
   (You acquired it on level 10 of the Dungeon)   
   
   It affects your dexterity (+7).
   It protects you from poison.
   It provides partial protection from all sources of acid and corrosion.
 n - a +2 helmet (worn)
 W - the +1 scale mail "Qoodduepp" (worn) {+Inv +Fly Str+4 Stlth-}
   (You found it on level 3 of the Lair of Beasts)   
   
   It affects your strength (+4).
   It lets you turn invisible.
   It lets you fly.
   It makes you less stealthy.
Jewellery
 c - a +5 ring of protection (left hand)
 k - an uncursed ring of poison resistance
 o - a ring of protection from cold (right hand)
 F - an uncursed ring of positive energy
 G - an amulet of the acrobat (around neck)
 P - an uncursed ring of wizardry
 R - an uncursed ring of protection from magic
Wands
 h - a wand of random effects (74)
 m - a wand of acid (38)
 H - a wand of iceblast (1)
 U - a wand of paralysis (22)
 X - a wand of flame (45)
Scrolls
 d - 3 scrolls of blinking
 j - 9 scrolls of remove curse
 l - 2 scrolls of fog
 u - 13 scrolls of teleportation
 v - 3 scrolls of magic mapping
 w - 3 scrolls of fear
 y - 6 scrolls of immolation
 I - 5 scrolls of identify
 T - 2 scrolls of silence
 Y - a scroll of enchant armour
Potions
 g - 2 potions of curing
 r - 8 potions of heal wounds
 t - a potion of might
 x - a potion of agility
 z - 6 potions of haste
 A - 3 potions of cancellation
 B - 3 potions of ambrosia
 C - 2 potions of resistance
 D - 3 potions of flight
 E - 3 potions of lignification
 J - 4 potions of brilliance
 V - 2 potions of mutation
Miscellaneous
 K - a lightning rod (4/4)
 L - a phial of floods
 N - a phial of floods
Comestibles
 f - 22 rations


   Skills:
 + Level 10.6 Fighting
 * Level 10.1 Long Blades
 - Level 11.6 Polearms
 - Level 1.1(8.3) Slings
 - Level 9.1(9.2) Throwing
 - Level 6.9 Armour
 - Level 10.0 Dodging
 - Level 5.6 Spellcasting
 - Level 2.0 Charms
 + Level 5.1 Necromancy
 + Level 9.9 Translocations
 - Level 10.0 Invocations
 - Level 8.0 Evocations


You have 3 spell levels left.
You know the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Shroud of Golubria    Chrm/Tloc      ###...       6%          2    #......
b - Blink                 Tloc           N/A          1%          2    #......
c - Gell's Gravitas       Tloc           #####.....   2%          3    ##.....
d - Lesser Beckoning      Tloc           #####.....   2%          3    ##.....
e - Teleport Other        Tloc           #####...     2%          3    ##.....
f - Passage of Golubria   Tloc           N/A          8%          4    ####...
g - Regeneration          Chrm/Necr      ###.......   30%         3    ##.....
h - Animate Skeleton      Necr           N/A          5%          1    None
i - Portal Projectile     Hex/Tloc       ###...       17%         3    ##.....

Your spell library contains the following spells:

 Spells                   Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
 Pain                     Necr           ###.         5%          1    None
 Sublimation of Blood     Necr           ###.......   9%          2    #......
 Vampiric Draining        Necr           ###.......   16%         3    ##.....
 Beastly Appendage        Tmut           #.....       41%         1    None
 Corona                   Hex            #......      41%         1    None
 Sting                    Conj/Pois      #...         41%         1    None
 Poisonous Vapours        Pois/Air       #.....       56%         2    #......
 Slow                     Hex            #.......     56%         2    #......
 Sticks to Snakes         Tmut           #.......     56%         2    #......
 Ignite Poison            Fire/Tmut/Pois #.......     80%         3    ##.....
 Inner Flame              Hex/Fire       #.......     80%         3    ##.....
 Mephitic Cloud           Conj/Pois/Air  #.......     80%         3    ##.....
 Spider Form              Tmut/Pois      #.........   80%         3    ##.....
 Animate Dead             Necr           N/A          47%         4    ####...
 Cause Fear               Hex            #.........   99%         4    ####...
 Ice Form                 Ice/Tmut       #.......     99%         4    ####...
 Leda's Liquefaction      Hex/Erth       #.........   99%         4    ####...
 Olgreb's Toxic Radiance  Pois           #.......     99%         4    ####...
 Petrify                  Tmut/Erth      #.......     99%         4    ####...
 Alistair's Intoxication  Tmut/Pois      #.......     100%        5    ######.
 Blade Hands              Tmut           #.........   100%        5    ######.
 Irradiate                Conj/Tmut      #.........   100%        5    ######.
 Venom Bolt               Conj/Pois      #.........   100%        5    ######.


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (15/15)            Temple (1/1) D:7            Lair (6/6) D:9
  Swamp (1/4) Lair:4       Spider (0/4) Lair:2        Slime (0/5) Lair:6
    Orc (2/2) D:10            Elf (0/3) Orc:2        Vaults (0/5) D:13
 Depths (0/5) D:15        Ossuary (visited)          Bailey (visited)

Altars:
Ashenzari
Cheibriados
Dithmenos
Elyvilon
Fedhas
Gozag
Hepliaklqana
Kikubaaqudgha
Makhleb
Nemelex Xobeh
Okawaru
Qazlal
Ru
Sif Muna
Trog
Uskayaw
Vehumet
Wu Jian
Xom
Yredelemnul
Zin
The Shining One
Beogh

Shops:
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Lair:1 1 runed translucent door, Xaclaxko's ghost, journeyman OpFi
Lair:5 1 runed translucent door


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You are small and have problems with some larger weapons.
You are somewhat resistant to further mutation.


Message History

Level annotation: 1 runed translucent door, Xaclaxko's ghost, journeyman OpFi
There is a staircase back to the Dungeon, spattered with blood here.
There is a stone staircase leading down here.
You climb downwards.
There is a stone staircase leading up here.
There is a stone staircase leading down here.
You climb downwards.
There is a stone staircase leading up, spattered with blood here.
There is a stone staircase leading down here.
You climb downwards.
There is a stone staircase leading up, spattered with blood here.
There is a staircase to the Swamp here.
You climb downwards. Welcome to the Swamp!
This branch contains the decaying rune of Zot.
2 vampire mosquitoes come into view.
The vampire mosquito buzzes angrily. x2
Found 22 gold pieces. Found a stone staircase leading down.
There is a staircase back to the Lair here.
Char dumped successfully.
Save game and exit?

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You can see 2 vampire mosquitoes.

Vanquished Creatures
  A fire giant (D:15)
  A dire elephant (Lair:6)
  11 hydras
  A catoblepas (D:14)
  2 death knights
  6 centaur warriors
  2 dancing weapons (D:13)
  2 ogre magi
  5 two-headed ogres
  6 death yaks
  3 tengu warriors
  5 orc high priests
  A sun demon (Orc:2)
  Sonja (D:10)
  3 unseen horrors
  A gelid demonspawn (Orc:1)
  A torturous demonspawn (Orc:2)
  2 orange crystal statues (D:14)
  2 harpies (Lair:6)
  9 orc knights
  A wizard (D:15)
  2 deep elf magi
  Pikel (D:8)
  9 orc sorcerers
  32 ugly things
  3 cyclopes
  5 elephants (Lair:6)
  A manticore (D:12)
  2 black mambas
  Joseph (D:7)
  A smoke demon (Orc:2)
  2 gargoyles
  3 torpor snails
  Maurice (D:8)
  13 spiny frogs
  9 komodo dragons
  4 rime drakes
  A freezing wraith (D:13)
  2 yaktaurs (D:12)
  3 efreet
  4 trolls
  3 polar bears
  3 meliai (D:15)
  5 slime creatures
  A harpy skeleton (D:15)
  Grinder (D:4)
  6 hornets
  15 blink frogs
  13 hippogriffs
  5 dream sheep
  A spriggan (shapeshifter) (D:15)
  2 wraiths
  3 shadows (D:13)
  28 yaks
  8 wyverns
  4 basilisks
  5 hungry ghosts
  A vampire mosquito (D:13)
  2 chaos spawn (Orc:2)
  A steam dragon (D:11)
  4 wargs
  Menkaure (D:4)
  Edmund (D:4)
  17 water moccasins
  A soldier ant (D:10)
  2 acid dragons (D:15)
  7 porcupines
  Duvessa (D:7)
  47 orc warriors
  2 black bears
  6 ice beasts
  2 eyes of draining (D:13)
  A necrophage (D:11)
  A sky beast (D:5)
  A boggart (D:12)
  2 phantoms
  16 ogres
  17 wolves
  A wolf (shapeshifter) (D:15)
  11 crocodiles
  A hornet zombie (D:8)
  2 centaurs
  4 big kobolds
  24 bullfrogs
  A wyvern zombie (D:12)
  Dowan (D:7)
  2 wyvern skeletons
  8 scorpions
  6 wights
  7 howler monkeys
  4 crimson imps
  8 centaur zombies
  A bullfrog zombie (D:13)
  3 bullfrog skeletons
  4 hounds
  18 orc wizards
  3 jellies
  36 orc priests
  A centaur skeleton (D:12)
  4 iguanas
  12 worker ants
  2 killer bee zombies
  A bullfrog simulacrum (D:12)
  8 mummies (Ossuary)
  Robin (D:2)
  2 howler monkey skeletons
  13 adders
  15 gnolls
  3 shadow imps
  2 oozes
  2 adder skeletons
  A dart slug (D:1)
  2 worms
  9 leopard geckos
  114 orcs
  4 giant cockroaches
  3 gnoll zombies (Ossuary)
  26 goblins
  28 hobgoblins
  3 jackals
  13 kobolds
  7 quokkas
  2 ball pythons
  10 bats
  6 frilled lizards
  2 kobold zombies (Ossuary)
  3 orc zombies (Ossuary)
  2 quokka skeletons
  7 rats
854 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (collateral kills)
  A merfolk avatar (Lair:6)
  An orc sorcerer (Orc:1)
  2 orcs (D:13)
4 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  A black mamba (Lair:5)
  A kobold demonologist (D:15)
  2 hornets (Lair:6)
  A sky beast (D:12)
  A centaur (D:7)
  A crocodile (Lair:5)
  A crimson imp (D:8)
  A quokka (D:8)
  9 fungi
  16 plants
  7 toadstools (Lair:5)
41 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 899 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
-------+----------+-------------------------------------------
     0 | D:1      | wizard44 the Halfling Warper began the quest for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 14/14 MP: 3/3
   115 | D:1      | Reached skill level 2 in Polearms
   115 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 17/19 MP: 4/4
   119 | D:1      | Learned a level 2 spell: Shroud of Golubria
   122 | D:1      | Learned a level 2 spell: Blink
   312 | D:1      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 21/24 MP: 5/5
  1110 | D:2      | Noticed Robin
  1118 | D:2      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 22/29 MP: 7/7
  1137 | D:2      | Killed Robin
  1632 | D:2      | Found a snail-covered altar of Cheibriados.
  1652 | D:2      | Found a bloodstained altar of Trog.
  1655 | D:2      | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
  1658 | D:2      | Found an iron altar of Okawaru.
  1732 | D:2      | Found a sacrificial altar of Ru.
  1846 | D:2      | Reached XP level 5. HP: 28/34 MP: 5/8
  3341 | D:3      | Reached skill level 1 in Charms
  3471 | D:3      | Reached XP level 6. HP: 37/39 MP: 9/9
  3773 | D:3      | Reached skill level 1 in Evocations
  4015 | D:4      | Noticed Grinder
  4015 | D:4      | Noticed Edmund
  4128 | D:4      | Reached skill level 3 in Polearms
  4128 | D:4      | Reached XP level 7. HP: 23/45 MP: 5/11
  4433 | D:4      | Found a sand-covered staircase.
  4438 | Ossuary  | Entered an ossuary
  5191 | D:4      | Noticed Menkaure
  5201 | D:4      | Killed Menkaure
  5451 | D:4      | Reached XP level 8. HP: 47/51 MP: 12/12
  5488 | D:4      | Killed Edmund
  5488 | D:4      | Reached skill level 5 in Translocations
  6198 | D:4      | You fall into a shaft and drop 1 floor!
  6198 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  6198 | D:5      | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
  6198 | D:5      | Found a sparkling altar of Nemelex Xobeh.
  6208 | D:5      | Reached skill level 4 in Polearms
  6531 | D:5      | Reached XP level 9. HP: 50/57 MP: 9/14
  7147 | D:5      | Found a shimmering blue altar of Sif Muna.
  7318 | D:5      | Found a hide-covered altar of Uskayaw.
  7328 | D:5      | Became a worshipper of Uskayaw the Reveler
  7485 | D:5      | Reached * piety under Uskayaw
  7492 | D:5      | Reached ** piety under Uskayaw
  7493 | D:5      | Reached skill level 5 in Throwing
  7496 | D:5      | Reached *** piety under Uskayaw
  7862 | D:6      | Found a shimmering altar of Xom.
  8018 | D:6      | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
  8336 | D:7      | Noticed Joseph
  8357 | D:7      | Killed Joseph
  8357 | D:7      | Reached skill level 5 in Polearms
  8560 | D:7      | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
  8730 | D:7      | Found a radiant altar of Vehumet.
  8734 | D:7      | Reached XP level 10. HP: 53/63 MP: 16/16
  8795 | D:7      | Noticed Duvessa
  8798 | D:7      | Noticed Dowan
  8825 | D:7      | Killed Duvessa
  8825 | D:7      | Reached skill level 5 in Evocations
  8829 | D:7      | Killed Dowan
  9128 | Temple   | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
  9468 | D:8      | Found a white marble altar of Elyvilon.
  9701 | D:8      | Noticed Maurice
  9751 | D:8      | Killed Maurice
  9778 | D:8      | Reached skill level 5 in Spellcasting
  9836 | D:8      | Noticed Pikel
  9870 | D:8      | Killed Pikel
  9870 | D:8      | Reached skill level 6 in Polearms
 10842 | D:9      | Got a pair of spiked boots
 10852 | D:9      | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
 10853 | D:9      | Found a flagged portal.
 10870 | D:9      | Noticed a green ugly thing
 10872 | D:9      | Reached **** piety under Uskayaw
 10873 | D:9      | Killed a green ugly thing
 10892 | Bailey   | Entered a bailey
 10903 | Bailey   | Identified the +2 pair of boots "Odojiwosm" {Dex+4} (You
                  | found it on level 9 of the Dungeon)
 11142 | Bailey   | HP: 3/65 [orc warrior/+0 hand axe (17)]
 11146 | Bailey   | Reached XP level 11. HP: 22/70 MP: 6/18
 11402 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc knight
 11426 | Bailey   | Killed an orc knight
 11429 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc knight
 11475 | Bailey   | HP: 3/70 [orc knight/cursed -1 war axe (5)]
 11476 | Bailey   | Killed an orc knight
 11476 | Bailey   | Reached skill level 7 in Polearms
 11565 | Bailey   | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
 11801 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc knight
 11829 | Bailey   | Killed an orc knight
 12616 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc warlord
 13057 | D:9      | Found a staircase to the Lair.
 13670 | D:9      | Noticed a two-headed hydra
 13701 | D:9      | Killed a one-headed hydra
 13790 | D:9      | Found a blossoming altar of Fedhas.
 13896 | D:10     | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
 13953 | D:10     | Identified 2 scrolls of acquirement
 13954 | D:10     | Got a pair of jewelled boots
 13967 | D:9      | Identified the +0 pair of boots "Qieg" {rPois rCorr Dex+7}
                  | (You acquired it on level 10 of the Dungeon)
 13979 | D:10     | Noticed Sonja
 14178 | D:10     | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
 14409 | D:10     | Reached XP level 12. HP: 77/77 MP: 19/19
 14723 | D:10     | Reached skill level 8 in Polearms
 14820 | D:10     | Noticed a centaur warrior
 15315 | D:10     | Killed a centaur warrior
 15450 | D:10     | Killed Sonja
 16573 | D:11     | Reached ***** piety under Uskayaw
 16899 | D:4      | Killed Grinder
 17004 | Lair:1   | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts
 17011 | D:9      | Learned a level 3 spell: Gell's Gravitas
 17015 | D:9      | Learned a level 3 spell: Lesser Beckoning
 17019 | D:9      | Learned a level 3 spell: Teleport Other
 17024 | D:9      | Learned a level 4 spell: Passage of Golubria
 17617 | Lair:1   | Reached skill level 1 in Invocations
 17928 | Lair:1   | Found a runed translucent door.
 17928 | Lair:1   | Found a shimmering altar of Xom.
 17928 | Lair:1   | Noticed Xaclaxko's ghost (journeyman OpFi)
 17928 | Lair:1   | Noticed a +2 long sword of chaos
 18309 | Lair:1   | Got a twisted leather armour
 18309 | Lair:1   | Noticed a six-headed hydra
 18647 | D:10     | Identified the cursed +0 leather armour of Makhleb's Esteem
                  | {Regen+ rCorr Str-5 Int+7} (You found it on level 1 of the
                  | Lair of Beasts)
 18743 | Lair:1   | Killed a six-headed hydra
 18860 | Lair:1   | Reached skill level 9 in Polearms
 19037 | Lair:1   | Reached XP level 13. HP: 78/83 MP: 21/21
 20246 | Lair:2   | Found a hole to the Spider Nest.
 21165 | Lair:3   | Noticed an eight-headed hydra
 21200 | Lair:3   | Killed an eight-headed hydra
 21200 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 5 in Invocations
 21453 | Lair:3   | Got a faintly glowing scale mail
 21473 | Lair:3   | Identified the cursed +1 scale mail "Qoodduepp" {+Inv +Fly
                  | Str+4 Stlth-} (You found it on level 3 of the Lair of
                  | Beasts)
 21888 | Lair:3   | Noticed a four-headed hydra
 21912 | Lair:3   | Killed a four-headed hydra
 22553 | Lair:4   | Found a staircase to the Swamp.
 22952 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 10 in Polearms
 23260 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 5 in Dodging
 24584 | Lair:5   | Reached XP level 14. HP: 92/92 MP: 22/22
 24602 | Lair:5   | Reached ****** piety under Uskayaw
 24700 | Lair:5   | You fall into a shaft and drop 1 floor!
 24700 | Lair:6   | Entered Level 6 of the Lair of Beasts
 25494 | Lair:5   | Found a runed translucent door.
 25515 | Lair:5   | Noticed a dire elephant
 26575 | Lair:6   | Reached skill level 11 in Polearms
 26672 | Lair:6   | Found a staircase to the Slime Pits.
 27757 | Lair:6   | Noticed a dire elephant
 27800 | Lair:6   | Killed a dire elephant
 28031 | Lair:6   | Reached XP level 15. HP: 99/99 MP: 23/23
 28139 | Lair:6   | Got a crude double sword
 28144 | Lair:6   | Identified the +7 double sword of Linearity {pain, rF++
                  | rC-} (You found it on level 6 of the Lair of Beasts)
 28641 | D:11     | Reached skill level 1 in Slings
 28645 | D:11     | Reached skill level 10 in Invocations
 28713 | D:12     | Reached skill level 1 in Long Blades
 31262 | D:12     | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-639-gb70a11d to
                  | 0.24-a0-640-ge7cd8ce
 31266 | D:12     | Learned a level 3 spell: Regeneration
 31268 | D:12     | Learned a level 1 spell: Animate Skeleton
 31373 | Orc:1    | Entered Level 1 of the Orcish Mines
 31556 | Orc:2    | Entered Level 2 of the Orcish Mines
 32105 | Orc:2    | Reached skill level 1 in Necromancy
 32218 | Orc:2    | Reached skill level 5 in Long Blades
 32224 | Orc:2    | Found Xoreetoe's Food Shop.
 32224 | Orc:2    | Found Uga Riseicva's Food Boutique.
 33382 | Orc:2    | Paralysed by an orc sorcerer for 6 turns
 33392 | Orc:2    | Paralysed by an orc sorcerer for 6 turns
 33723 | Orc:2    | Paralysed by an orc sorcerer for 6 turns
 34201 | Orc:2    | Found Xagoapho's Antique Armour Shoppe.
 34201 | Orc:2    | Found Herr's Book Emporium.
 34202 | Orc:2    | Found a one-way gate leading to the halls of Pandemonium.
 34390 | Orc:2    | Found a staircase to the Elven Halls.
 34909 | Orc:1    | Reached XP level 16. HP: 108/108 MP: 21/24
 35088 | Orc:1    | Found a roughly hewn altar of Beogh.
 36845 | D:13     | Learned a level 3 spell: Portal Projectile
 36846 | D:13     | Found a gate to the Vaults.
 37433 | D:13     | Reached skill level 10 in Fighting
 39113 | D:15     | Entered Level 15 of the Dungeon
 40483 | D:15     | Reached skill level 10 in Dodging
 40577 | D:15     | Found a staircase to the Depths.
 40578 | D:15     | Noticed a fire giant
 40624 | D:15     | Killed a fire giant
 41174 | D:15     | Reached XP level 17. HP: 116/116 MP: 22/25
 41184 | D:15     | Reached skill level 5 in Necromancy
 41201 | D:15     | Reached skill level 10 in Long Blades
 41817 | Swamp:1  | Entered Level 1 of the Swamp

Skill      XL: |  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 |
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Polearms       |  2              3     4  5  6  7  9 10 11          | 11.6
Fighting       |        2              3     4  5  6  7  8  9 10    | 10.6
Spellcasting   |        2           3     4  5                      |  5.6
Throwing       |           2        3  4  5  7  8  9                |  9.1
Charms         |              1        2                            |  2.0
Translocations |              4        5           7  8  9          |  9.9
Armour         |              2        3  4  5  6                   |  6.9
Evocations     |                 1  2  3  4  6  8                   |  8.0
Invocations    |                                   3  7  9 10       | 10.0
Dodging        |                                   3  5  7  8 10    | 10.0
Slings         |                                            1       |  1.1
Long Blades    |                                            7  9 10 | 10.1
Necromancy     |                                            2  4  5 |  5.1

Action                   |  1- 3 |  4- 6 |  7- 9 | 10-12 | 13-15 | 16-18 || total
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Melee: Spear             |    95 |   207 |       |       |       |       ||   302
       Trident           |       |   103 |   352 |   718 |   718 |       ||  1891
       Hand axe          |       |       |       |     2 |       |       ||     2
       Double sword      |       |       |       |       |   191 |   315 ||   506
       Hunting sling     |       |       |       |       |       |     3 ||     3
 Fire: Hunting sling     |       |    11 |    88 |   244 |   697 |   242 ||  1282
Throw: Stone             |    39 |    43 |     2 |       |       |       ||    84
       Boomerang         |       |       |       |    54 |    96 |    35 ||   185
       Dart              |       |       |       |       |    12 |    14 ||    26
 Cast: Shroud of Golubri |     9 |    28 |    33 |    55 |    21 |     9 ||   155
       Blink             |     1 |     5 |     1 |    47 |   112 |    19 ||   185
       Gell's Gravitas   |       |       |       |     5 |     7 |       ||    12
       Teleport Other    |       |       |       |     3 |     2 |       ||     5
       Passage of Golubr |       |       |       |       |     2 |     3 ||     5
       Portal Projectile |       |       |       |       |       |    19 ||    19
Invok: Stomp             |       |       |     3 |     4 |    39 |    10 ||    56
       Line Pass         |       |       |       |     9 |    14 |     8 ||    31
       Grand Finale      |       |       |       |       |     1 |     3 ||     4
 Abil: Evoke Invisibilit |       |       |       |       |       |     2 ||     2
Evoke: Wand              |       |     1 |     3 |    35 |    14 |     2 ||    55
  Use: Scroll            |       |     5 |    12 |    12 |    17 |     8 ||    54
       Potion            |       |       |     2 |     8 |     4 |     2 ||    16
 Stab: Sleeping          |       |     1 |     1 |     1 |       |       ||     3
       Paralysed         |       |       |     1 |    27 |    32 |    17 ||    77
       Distracted        |       |       |       |     2 |       |       ||     2
       Confused          |       |       |       |     1 |     7 |       ||     8
  Eat: Chunk             |     2 |     9 |     8 |    17 |    33 |    13 ||    82
       Ration            |       |     1 |     3 |    10 |     9 |     6 ||    29
Armor: Leather armour    |    10 |    70 |    84 |   155 |       |       ||   319
       Skin              |       |       |     1 |       |       |       ||     1
       Scale mail        |       |       |       |    44 |   263 |   102 ||   409
Dodge: Dodged            |    31 |   187 |   209 |   451 |   613 |   306 ||  1797
Rpst.: Double sword      |       |       |       |       |    30 |    58 ||    88

Table legend:
 A = Non-vault XP
 B = Vault XP
 C = Vault XP percentage of total XP
 D = Non-vault monster count
 E = Vault monster count
 F = Vault count percentage of total count

                 A         B        C        D         E        F   
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------
      Total |   99989 |   59179 |  37.2 |     575 |     286 |  33.2
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------
        D:1 |      66 |       0 |   0.0 |      27 |       0 |   0.0
        D:2 |     123 |      38 |  23.6 |      26 |      13 |  33.3
        D:3 |     293 |       0 |   0.0 |      39 |       0 |   0.0
        D:4 |     528 |     596 |  53.0 |      24 |       3 |  11.1
        D:5 |    1115 |     202 |  15.3 |      21 |       4 |  16.0
        D:6 |     180 |       0 |   0.0 |       5 |       0 |   0.0
        D:7 |     530 |     670 |  55.8 |      14 |       3 |  17.6
        D:8 |     956 |    1885 |  66.3 |      11 |       6 |  35.3
        D:9 |    2159 |    1530 |  41.5 |      28 |       5 |  15.2
       D:10 |    3258 |    1052 |  24.4 |      33 |       9 |  21.4
       D:11 |    3595 |       0 |   0.0 |      22 |       0 |   0.0
       D:12 |    5352 |    4475 |  45.5 |      41 |      13 |  24.1
       D:13 |    4222 |   12034 |  74.0 |      15 |      33 |  68.8
       D:14 |    6116 |    1324 |  17.8 |      12 |       2 |  14.3
       D:15 |   23882 |    1742 |   6.8 |      54 |       1 |   1.8
     Lair:1 |    7065 |       0 |   0.0 |      31 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:2 |    4316 |       0 |   0.0 |      14 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:3 |    9448 |       0 |   0.0 |      26 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:4 |    3026 |       0 |   0.0 |      12 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:5 |    6438 |    2460 |  27.6 |      34 |       4 |  10.5
     Lair:6 |    9154 |   10277 |  52.9 |      28 |      27 |  49.1
      Orc:1 |    4368 |    4116 |  48.5 |      20 |      31 |  60.8
      Orc:2 |    3799 |   12234 |  76.3 |      38 |      48 |  55.8
    Ossuary |       0 |     155 | 100.0 |       0 |      16 | 100.0
     Bailey |       0 |    4389 | 100.0 |       0 |      68 | 100.0
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------

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Post Monday, 23rd September 2019, 21:49

Re: Cosplaying Veteran's Journey: Challenge 8-2

Well, since there is still no response from the forums, I continued the character’s journey. Sadly, it was the victim of a very avoidable death from Nikola, who killed me with double chain lightning before I could escape.

YASD 8-2: Nikola’s Double Chain Lightning kill

So Swamp:1 had a book of Dreams that I picked up and learned. Swamp:2 was host to Nikola, who chases me to Swamp:1 and kills me with double chain lightning from afar before I can get to the stairs to escape back to the lair to recover and think. Christ. Looking back, this was a textbook definition of a stupid avoidable death that could have be avoided if I read a scroll of silence or quaffed a potion of resistance. I was not aware that I even had them on my possession. Just goes to show you that for a unique like Nikola, it is better to look at consumables and use them rather than trying to save them up for the late game. That's all for this week folks.

Below is the morgue. Feel free to laugh at my pathetic performance.
  Code:
 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.24-a0-640-ge7cd8ce (webtiles) character file.

Game seed: 5386216706111332190, levelgen mode: deterministic

117121 wizard44 the Spear-Bearer (level 17, 0/116 HPs)
             Began as a Halfling Warper on Sept 21, 2019.
             Was a Priest of Uskayaw.
             Killed from afar by Nikola (33 damage)
             ... with a chain lightning
             ... on level 1 of the Swamp on Sept 23, 2019.
             The game lasted 07:26:05 (42900 turns).

wizard44 the Spear-Bearer (Halfling Warper)        Turns: 42900, Time: 07:26:05

Health: 0/116      AC: 18    Str: 16    XL:     17   Next: 28%
Magic:  10/25      EV: 35    Int: 16    God:    Uskayaw [***...]
Gold:   3050       SH:  0    Dex: 23    Spells: 3/27 levels left

rFire    . . .     SeeInvis .   b - +8 hunting sling (flame)
rCold    + . .     Gourm    .   (shield restricted)
rNeg     . . .     Faith    .   W - +1 scale mail "Qoodduepp" {+Inv +Fly Str+4 Stlth-}
rPois    +         Spirit   .   n - +2 helmet
rElec    .         Reflect  .   (no cloak)
rCorr    +         Harm     .   (no gloves)
MR       +....                  i - +0 pair of boots "Qieg" {rPois rCorr Dex+7}
Stlth    ..........             G - amulet of the acrobat
HPRegen  0.29/turn              c - +5 ring of protection
MPRegen  0.19/turn              o - ring of protection from cold

@: portal projectile, acrobat, flying
A: small, mutation resistance 1
a: Stomp, Line Pass, Renounce Religion, Cancel Portal Projectile, Evoke
Invisibility, Stop Flying


You were on level 1 of the Swamp.
You worshipped Uskayaw.
Uskayaw was aware of your devotion.
You were not hungry.

You visited 5 branches of the dungeon, and saw 26 of its levels.
You also visited: Ossuary and Bailey.

You collected 3050 gold pieces.

Inventory:

Hand Weapons
 a - the +7 double sword of Linearity {pain, rF++ rC-}
   (You found it on level 6 of the Lair of Beasts)   
   
   In the hands of one skilled in necromantic magic, it inflicts extra damage
   on living creatures.
   
   It greatly protects you from fire.
   It makes you vulnerable to cold.
 b - a +8 hunting sling of flaming (weapon)
 O - a +9 trident
Missiles
 e - 3 boomerangs of dispersal
 p - 94 sling bullets (quivered)
 s - 43 boomerangs
 M - 5 curare-tipped darts
 S - 3 datura-tipped darts
Armour
 i - the +0 pair of boots "Qieg" (worn) {rPois rCorr Dex+7}
   (You acquired it on level 10 of the Dungeon)   
   
   It affects your dexterity (+7).
   It protects you from poison.
   It provides partial protection from all sources of acid and corrosion.
 n - a +2 helmet (worn)
 W - the +1 scale mail "Qoodduepp" (worn) {+Inv +Fly Str+4 Stlth-}
   (You found it on level 3 of the Lair of Beasts)   
   
   It affects your strength (+4).
   It lets you turn invisible.
   It lets you fly.
   It makes you less stealthy.
Jewellery
 c - a +5 ring of protection (left hand)
 k - an uncursed ring of poison resistance
 o - a ring of protection from cold (right hand)
 F - an uncursed ring of positive energy
 G - an amulet of the acrobat (around neck)
 P - an uncursed ring of wizardry
 R - an uncursed ring of protection from magic
Wands
 h - a wand of random effects (89)
 m - a wand of acid (38)
 q - a wand of disintegration (11)
 H - a wand of iceblast (1)
 U - a wand of paralysis (33)
 X - a wand of flame (45)
Scrolls
 d - 3 scrolls of blinking
 j - 9 scrolls of remove curse
 l - 2 scrolls of fog
 u - 13 scrolls of teleportation
 v - 3 scrolls of magic mapping
 w - 3 scrolls of fear
 y - 6 scrolls of immolation
 I - 6 scrolls of identify
 T - 2 scrolls of silence
Potions
 g - 2 potions of curing
 r - 8 potions of heal wounds
 t - 2 potions of might
 x - 2 potions of agility
 z - 6 potions of haste
 A - 3 potions of cancellation
 B - 3 potions of ambrosia
 C - 2 potions of resistance
 D - 3 potions of flight
 E - 3 potions of lignification
 J - 4 potions of brilliance
 V - 2 potions of mutation
Miscellaneous
 K - a lightning rod (4/4)
 L - a phial of floods
 N - a phial of floods
Comestibles
 f - 21 rations


   Skills:
 + Level 10.7 Fighting
 * Level 10.4 Long Blades
 - Level 11.6 Polearms
 - Level 1.1(8.3) Slings
 - Level 9.1(9.2) Throwing
 - Level 6.9 Armour
 - Level 10.0 Dodging
 - Level 5.6 Spellcasting
 + Level 0.2 Hexes
 - Level 2.0 Charms
 + Level 5.4 Necromancy
 - Level 10.1 Translocations
 - Level 10.0 Invocations
 - Level 8.0 Evocations


You had 3 spell levels left.
You knew the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Shroud of Golubria    Chrm/Tloc      ###...       5%          2    #......
b - Blink                 Tloc           N/A          1%          2    #......
c - Gell's Gravitas       Tloc           #####.....   1%          3    ##.....
d - Lesser Beckoning      Tloc           #####.....   1%          3    ##.....
e - Teleport Other        Tloc           #####...     1%          3    ##.....
f - Passage of Golubria   Tloc           N/A          7%          4    ####...
g - Regeneration          Chrm/Necr      ###.......   28%         3    ##.....
h - Animate Skeleton      Necr           N/A          4%          1    None
i - Portal Projectile     Hex/Tloc       ###...       16%         3    ##.....

Your spell library contained the following spells:

 Spells                   Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
 Pain                     Necr           ###.         4%          1    None
 Sublimation of Blood     Necr           ###.......   8%          2    #......
 Vampiric Draining        Necr           ###.......   14%         3    ##.....
 Corona                   Hex            #......      38%         1    None
 Beastly Appendage        Tmut           #.....       41%         1    None
 Sting                    Conj/Pois      #...         41%         1    None
 Slow                     Hex            #.......     52%         2    #......
 Ensorcelled Hibernation  Hex/Ice        #.....       54%         2    #......
 Poisonous Vapours        Pois/Air       #.....       56%         2    #......
 Sticks to Snakes         Tmut           #.......     56%         2    #......
 Inner Flame              Hex/Fire       #.......     77%         3    ##.....
 Ignite Poison            Fire/Tmut/Pois #.......     80%         3    ##.....
 Mephitic Cloud           Conj/Pois/Air  #.......     80%         3    ##.....
 Spider Form              Tmut/Pois      #.........   80%         3    ##.....
 Animate Dead             Necr           N/A          43%         4    ####...
 Cause Fear               Hex            #.........   99%         4    ####...
 Ice Form                 Ice/Tmut       #.......     99%         4    ####...
 Leda's Liquefaction      Hex/Erth       #.........   99%         4    ####...
 Olgreb's Toxic Radiance  Pois           #.......     99%         4    ####...
 Petrify                  Tmut/Erth      #.......     99%         4    ####...
 Borgnjor's Vile Clutch   Necr/Erth      ##........   99%         5    ######.
 Alistair's Intoxication  Tmut/Pois      #.......     100%        5    ######.
 Blade Hands              Tmut           #.........   100%        5    ######.
 Irradiate                Conj/Tmut      #.........   100%        5    ######.
 Silence                  Hex/Air        #.........   100%        5    ######.
 Venom Bolt               Conj/Pois      #.........   100%        5    ######.
 Darkness                 Hex            #.........   100%        6    #######
 Shadow Creatures         Summ           N/A          100%        6    #######


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (15/15)            Temple (1/1) D:7            Lair (6/6) D:9
  Swamp (2/4) Lair:4       Spider (0/4) Lair:2        Slime (0/5) Lair:6
    Orc (2/2) D:10            Elf (0/3) Orc:2        Vaults (0/5) D:13
 Depths (0/5) D:15        Ossuary (visited)          Bailey (visited)

Altars:
Ashenzari
Cheibriados
Dithmenos
Elyvilon
Fedhas
Gozag
Hepliaklqana
Kikubaaqudgha
Makhleb
Nemelex Xobeh
Okawaru
Qazlal
Ru
Sif Muna
Trog
Uskayaw
Vehumet
Wu Jian
Xom
Yredelemnul
Zin
The Shining One
Beogh

Shops:
Orc:2 %%[:

Portals:
Pandemonium: Orc:2

Annotations:
Lair:1 1 runed translucent door, Xaclaxko's ghost, journeyman OpFi
Lair:5 1 runed translucent door
Swamp:1 Nikola


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You are small and have problems with some larger weapons.
You are somewhat resistant to further mutation.


Message History

Firing (i - inventory. (/) - cycle) p - 95 sling bullets (quivered)
Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, f/p - Nikola
Aim: Nikola, wielding a +2 rapier of electrocution, wearing a +0 cloak and
wearing a +0 pair of gloves (moderately wounded)
You magically shoot a sling bullet. The sling bullet barely misses Nikola.
Casting: Portal Projectile (safe; 16% risk of failure)
Confirm with . or Enter, or press ? or * to list all spells.
You blink.
Nikola casts a spell at you.
The bolt of lightning misses you. The tree smoulders and burns.
Nikola casts a spell.
You hear a mighty clap of thunder!
The lightning arc hits you!! The lightning arc hits Nikola!
The lightning arc hits you!! The lightning arc hits Nikola.
The lightning arc hits you!!
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
Unknown command.
Nikola mumbles some strange words.
You hear a mighty clap of thunder!
The lightning arc hits you!!
You die...

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You could see Nikola.

Vanquished Creatures
  A fire giant (D:15)
  A dire elephant (Lair:6)
  12 hydras
  3 alligators
  A catoblepas (D:14)
  2 death knights
  6 centaur warriors
  2 dancing weapons (D:13)
  2 ogre magi
  5 two-headed ogres
  6 death yaks
  3 tengu warriors
  5 orc high priests
  A sun demon (Orc:2)
  Sonja (D:10)
  3 unseen horrors
  A gelid demonspawn (Orc:1)
  A torturous demonspawn (Orc:2)
  A swamp dragon (Swamp:1)
  2 orange crystal statues (D:14)
  2 harpies (Lair:6)
  9 orc knights
  A wizard (D:15)
  2 deep elf magi
  Pikel (D:8)
  9 orc sorcerers
  32 ugly things
  3 cyclopes
  5 elephants (Lair:6)
  A manticore (D:12)
  2 black mambas
  Joseph (D:7)
  A smoke demon (Orc:2)
  2 gargoyles
  3 torpor snails
  Maurice (D:8)
  13 spiny frogs
  9 komodo dragons
  4 rime drakes
  A freezing wraith (D:13)
  2 yaktaurs (D:12)
  3 efreet
  4 trolls
  3 polar bears
  3 meliai (D:15)
  5 slime creatures
  A harpy skeleton (D:15)
  Grinder (D:4)
  A tyrant leech (Swamp:1)
  6 hornets
  15 blink frogs
  2 bog bodies (Swamp:1)
  13 hippogriffs
  5 dream sheep
  A spriggan (shapeshifter) (D:15)
  2 wraiths
  4 shadows
  28 yaks
  8 wyverns
  4 basilisks
  5 hungry ghosts
  5 vampire mosquitoes
  2 chaos spawn (Orc:2)
  A steam dragon (D:11)
  4 wargs
  Menkaure (D:4)
  Edmund (D:4)
  10 insubstantial wisps (Swamp:1)
  17 water moccasins
  A soldier ant (D:10)
  2 acid dragons (D:15)
  3 swamp worms (Swamp:1)
  7 porcupines
  Duvessa (D:7)
  47 orc warriors
  2 black bears
  6 ice beasts
  2 eyes of draining (D:13)
  A necrophage (D:11)
  A sky beast (D:5)
  A boggart (D:12)
  2 phantoms
  16 ogres
  17 wolves
  A wolf (shapeshifter) (D:15)
  11 crocodiles
  A hornet zombie (D:8)
  2 centaurs
  4 big kobolds
  24 bullfrogs
  A wyvern zombie (D:12)
  Dowan (D:7)
  2 wyvern skeletons
  8 scorpions
  6 wights
  7 howler monkeys
  4 crimson imps
  8 centaur zombies
  A bullfrog zombie (D:13)
  3 bullfrog skeletons
  4 hounds
  18 orc wizards
  3 jellies
  36 orc priests
  A centaur skeleton (D:12)
  4 iguanas
  12 worker ants
  2 killer bee zombies
  A bullfrog simulacrum (D:12)
  8 mummies (Ossuary)
  Robin (D:2)
  2 howler monkey skeletons
  13 adders
  15 gnolls
  3 shadow imps
  2 oozes
  2 adder skeletons
  A dart slug (D:1)
  2 worms
  9 leopard geckos
  114 orcs
  4 giant cockroaches
  3 gnoll zombies (Ossuary)
  26 goblins
  28 hobgoblins
  3 jackals
  13 kobolds
  7 quokkas
  2 ball pythons
  10 bats
  6 frilled lizards
  2 kobold zombies (Ossuary)
  3 orc zombies (Ossuary)
  2 quokka skeletons
  7 rats
880 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (collateral kills)
  A merfolk avatar (Lair:6)
  An orc sorcerer (Orc:1)
  2 orcs (D:13)
4 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  A black mamba (Lair:5)
  A kobold demonologist (D:15)
  2 hornets (Lair:6)
  A sky beast (D:12)
  A centaur (D:7)
  A crocodile (Lair:5)
  A crimson imp (D:8)
  A quokka (D:8)
  9 fungi
  16 plants
  7 toadstools (Lair:5)
41 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 925 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
-------+----------+-------------------------------------------
     0 | D:1      | wizard44 the Halfling Warper began the quest for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 14/14 MP: 3/3
   115 | D:1      | Reached skill level 2 in Polearms
   115 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 17/19 MP: 4/4
   119 | D:1      | Learned a level 2 spell: Shroud of Golubria
   122 | D:1      | Learned a level 2 spell: Blink
   312 | D:1      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 21/24 MP: 5/5
  1110 | D:2      | Noticed Robin
  1118 | D:2      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 22/29 MP: 7/7
  1137 | D:2      | Killed Robin
  1632 | D:2      | Found a snail-covered altar of Cheibriados.
  1652 | D:2      | Found a bloodstained altar of Trog.
  1655 | D:2      | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
  1658 | D:2      | Found an iron altar of Okawaru.
  1732 | D:2      | Found a sacrificial altar of Ru.
  1846 | D:2      | Reached XP level 5. HP: 28/34 MP: 5/8
  3341 | D:3      | Reached skill level 1 in Charms
  3471 | D:3      | Reached XP level 6. HP: 37/39 MP: 9/9
  3773 | D:3      | Reached skill level 1 in Evocations
  4015 | D:4      | Noticed Grinder
  4015 | D:4      | Noticed Edmund
  4128 | D:4      | Reached skill level 3 in Polearms
  4128 | D:4      | Reached XP level 7. HP: 23/45 MP: 5/11
  4433 | D:4      | Found a sand-covered staircase.
  4438 | Ossuary  | Entered an ossuary
  5191 | D:4      | Noticed Menkaure
  5201 | D:4      | Killed Menkaure
  5451 | D:4      | Reached XP level 8. HP: 47/51 MP: 12/12
  5488 | D:4      | Killed Edmund
  5488 | D:4      | Reached skill level 5 in Translocations
  6198 | D:4      | You fall into a shaft and drop 1 floor!
  6198 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  6198 | D:5      | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
  6198 | D:5      | Found a sparkling altar of Nemelex Xobeh.
  6208 | D:5      | Reached skill level 4 in Polearms
  6531 | D:5      | Reached XP level 9. HP: 50/57 MP: 9/14
  7147 | D:5      | Found a shimmering blue altar of Sif Muna.
  7318 | D:5      | Found a hide-covered altar of Uskayaw.
  7328 | D:5      | Became a worshipper of Uskayaw the Reveler
  7485 | D:5      | Reached * piety under Uskayaw
  7492 | D:5      | Reached ** piety under Uskayaw
  7493 | D:5      | Reached skill level 5 in Throwing
  7496 | D:5      | Reached *** piety under Uskayaw
  7862 | D:6      | Found a shimmering altar of Xom.
  8018 | D:6      | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
  8336 | D:7      | Noticed Joseph
  8357 | D:7      | Killed Joseph
  8357 | D:7      | Reached skill level 5 in Polearms
  8560 | D:7      | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
  8730 | D:7      | Found a radiant altar of Vehumet.
  8734 | D:7      | Reached XP level 10. HP: 53/63 MP: 16/16
  8795 | D:7      | Noticed Duvessa
  8798 | D:7      | Noticed Dowan
  8825 | D:7      | Killed Duvessa
  8825 | D:7      | Reached skill level 5 in Evocations
  8829 | D:7      | Killed Dowan
  9128 | Temple   | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
  9468 | D:8      | Found a white marble altar of Elyvilon.
  9701 | D:8      | Noticed Maurice
  9751 | D:8      | Killed Maurice
  9778 | D:8      | Reached skill level 5 in Spellcasting
  9836 | D:8      | Noticed Pikel
  9870 | D:8      | Killed Pikel
  9870 | D:8      | Reached skill level 6 in Polearms
 10842 | D:9      | Got a pair of spiked boots
 10852 | D:9      | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
 10853 | D:9      | Found a flagged portal.
 10870 | D:9      | Noticed a green ugly thing
 10872 | D:9      | Reached **** piety under Uskayaw
 10873 | D:9      | Killed a green ugly thing
 10892 | Bailey   | Entered a bailey
 10903 | Bailey   | Identified the +2 pair of boots "Odojiwosm" {Dex+4} (You
                  | found it on level 9 of the Dungeon)
 11142 | Bailey   | HP: 3/65 [orc warrior/+0 hand axe (17)]
 11146 | Bailey   | Reached XP level 11. HP: 22/70 MP: 6/18
 11402 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc knight
 11426 | Bailey   | Killed an orc knight
 11429 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc knight
 11475 | Bailey   | HP: 3/70 [orc knight/cursed -1 war axe (5)]
 11476 | Bailey   | Killed an orc knight
 11476 | Bailey   | Reached skill level 7 in Polearms
 11565 | Bailey   | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
 11801 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc knight
 11829 | Bailey   | Killed an orc knight
 12616 | Bailey   | Noticed an orc warlord
 13057 | D:9      | Found a staircase to the Lair.
 13670 | D:9      | Noticed a two-headed hydra
 13701 | D:9      | Killed a one-headed hydra
 13790 | D:9      | Found a blossoming altar of Fedhas.
 13896 | D:10     | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
 13953 | D:10     | Identified 2 scrolls of acquirement
 13954 | D:10     | Got a pair of jewelled boots
 13967 | D:9      | Identified the +0 pair of boots "Qieg" {rPois rCorr Dex+7}
                  | (You acquired it on level 10 of the Dungeon)
 13979 | D:10     | Noticed Sonja
 14178 | D:10     | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
 14409 | D:10     | Reached XP level 12. HP: 77/77 MP: 19/19
 14723 | D:10     | Reached skill level 8 in Polearms
 14820 | D:10     | Noticed a centaur warrior
 15315 | D:10     | Killed a centaur warrior
 15450 | D:10     | Killed Sonja
 16573 | D:11     | Reached ***** piety under Uskayaw
 16899 | D:4      | Killed Grinder
 17004 | Lair:1   | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts
 17011 | D:9      | Learned a level 3 spell: Gell's Gravitas
 17015 | D:9      | Learned a level 3 spell: Lesser Beckoning
 17019 | D:9      | Learned a level 3 spell: Teleport Other
 17024 | D:9      | Learned a level 4 spell: Passage of Golubria
 17617 | Lair:1   | Reached skill level 1 in Invocations
 17928 | Lair:1   | Found a runed translucent door.
 17928 | Lair:1   | Found a shimmering altar of Xom.
 17928 | Lair:1   | Noticed Xaclaxko's ghost (journeyman OpFi)
 17928 | Lair:1   | Noticed a +2 long sword of chaos
 18309 | Lair:1   | Got a twisted leather armour
 18309 | Lair:1   | Noticed a six-headed hydra
 18647 | D:10     | Identified the cursed +0 leather armour of Makhleb's Esteem
                  | {Regen+ rCorr Str-5 Int+7} (You found it on level 1 of the
                  | Lair of Beasts)
 18743 | Lair:1   | Killed a six-headed hydra
 18860 | Lair:1   | Reached skill level 9 in Polearms
 19037 | Lair:1   | Reached XP level 13. HP: 78/83 MP: 21/21
 20246 | Lair:2   | Found a hole to the Spider Nest.
 21165 | Lair:3   | Noticed an eight-headed hydra
 21200 | Lair:3   | Killed an eight-headed hydra
 21200 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 5 in Invocations
 21453 | Lair:3   | Got a faintly glowing scale mail
 21473 | Lair:3   | Identified the cursed +1 scale mail "Qoodduepp" {+Inv +Fly
                  | Str+4 Stlth-} (You found it on level 3 of the Lair of
                  | Beasts)
 21888 | Lair:3   | Noticed a four-headed hydra
 21912 | Lair:3   | Killed a four-headed hydra
 22553 | Lair:4   | Found a staircase to the Swamp.
 22952 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 10 in Polearms
 23260 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 5 in Dodging
 24584 | Lair:5   | Reached XP level 14. HP: 92/92 MP: 22/22
 24602 | Lair:5   | Reached ****** piety under Uskayaw
 24700 | Lair:5   | You fall into a shaft and drop 1 floor!
 24700 | Lair:6   | Entered Level 6 of the Lair of Beasts
 25494 | Lair:5   | Found a runed translucent door.
 25515 | Lair:5   | Noticed a dire elephant
 26575 | Lair:6   | Reached skill level 11 in Polearms
 26672 | Lair:6   | Found a staircase to the Slime Pits.
 27757 | Lair:6   | Noticed a dire elephant
 27800 | Lair:6   | Killed a dire elephant
 28031 | Lair:6   | Reached XP level 15. HP: 99/99 MP: 23/23
 28139 | Lair:6   | Got a crude double sword
 28144 | Lair:6   | Identified the +7 double sword of Linearity {pain, rF++
                  | rC-} (You found it on level 6 of the Lair of Beasts)
 28641 | D:11     | Reached skill level 1 in Slings
 28645 | D:11     | Reached skill level 10 in Invocations
 28713 | D:12     | Reached skill level 1 in Long Blades
 31262 | D:12     | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-639-gb70a11d to
                  | 0.24-a0-640-ge7cd8ce
 31266 | D:12     | Learned a level 3 spell: Regeneration
 31268 | D:12     | Learned a level 1 spell: Animate Skeleton
 31373 | Orc:1    | Entered Level 1 of the Orcish Mines
 31556 | Orc:2    | Entered Level 2 of the Orcish Mines
 32105 | Orc:2    | Reached skill level 1 in Necromancy
 32218 | Orc:2    | Reached skill level 5 in Long Blades
 32224 | Orc:2    | Found Xoreetoe's Food Shop.
 32224 | Orc:2    | Found Uga Riseicva's Food Boutique.
 33382 | Orc:2    | Paralysed by an orc sorcerer for 6 turns
 33392 | Orc:2    | Paralysed by an orc sorcerer for 6 turns
 33723 | Orc:2    | Paralysed by an orc sorcerer for 6 turns
 34201 | Orc:2    | Found Xagoapho's Antique Armour Shoppe.
 34201 | Orc:2    | Found Herr's Book Emporium.
 34202 | Orc:2    | Found a one-way gate leading to the halls of Pandemonium.
 34390 | Orc:2    | Found a staircase to the Elven Halls.
 34909 | Orc:1    | Reached XP level 16. HP: 108/108 MP: 21/24
 35088 | Orc:1    | Found a roughly hewn altar of Beogh.
 36845 | D:13     | Learned a level 3 spell: Portal Projectile
 36846 | D:13     | Found a gate to the Vaults.
 37433 | D:13     | Reached skill level 10 in Fighting
 39113 | D:15     | Entered Level 15 of the Dungeon
 40483 | D:15     | Reached skill level 10 in Dodging
 40577 | D:15     | Found a staircase to the Depths.
 40578 | D:15     | Noticed a fire giant
 40624 | D:15     | Killed a fire giant
 41174 | D:15     | Reached XP level 17. HP: 116/116 MP: 22/25
 41184 | D:15     | Reached skill level 5 in Necromancy
 41201 | D:15     | Reached skill level 10 in Long Blades
 41817 | Swamp:1  | Entered Level 1 of the Swamp
 42116 | Swamp:1  | Reached skill level 10 in Translocations
 42874 | Swamp:2  | Noticed Nikola
 42900 | Swamp:1  | Killed from afar by Nikola

Levels and vault maps discovered:
D:1:      lightli_arrival_noodles, layout_loops_ring
D:2:      layout_loops_corners, nicolae_ru_awakened_eye,
          grunt_temple_overflow_cloverleaf, first_ration, minmay_quantized,
          uniq_robin
D:3:      layout_rooms
D:4:      layout_loops_ring, enter_ossuary_5, uniq_grinder, uniq_edmund,
          uniq_menkaure
D:5:      minmay_inner_zag, layout_loops_ring, grunt_temple_overflow_opulence,
          led_sif_pool, eat_drink_and_be_merry_uskayaw
D:6:      layout_loops_ring, nicolae_overflow_crystal_walls,
          nicolae_gozag_cash_rules_everything_around_me
D:7:      layout_cave_pools, kennysheep_little_box,
          minmay_temple_entry_large_hall, uniq_duvessa, uniq_joseph
D:8:      layout_cave_pools, elyvilon_altar_4, kennysheep_generic_room_9,
          uniq_pikel, uniq_maurice
D:9:      layout_rooms, kennysheep_mini_moat, lair_entry_dummy, enter_bailey_2,
          hangedman_ranch [blue_anna_fruit_fields], minmay_misc_feat_x,
          grunt_decor_arrowhead
D:10:     lemuel_upstairs_altar, layout_gridville, david_orc_3, nrook_uturn,
          uniq_sonja
D:11:     layout_loops_cross
D:12:     minmay_inside_and_out, layout_gridville
D:13:     minmay_the_grid_octo_tiled_octocenter [minmay_the_grid_octo_toaster,
          minmay_the_grid_octo_checkerflower, minmay_the_grid_octo_clover,
          minmay_the_grid_octo_tetromino_candy,
          minmay_the_grid_octo_prize_single_spiral,
          minmay_the_grid_square_5x5_beaten_path,
          minmay_the_grid_square_5x5_shuriken,
          minmay_the_grid_square_5x5_hollow_slash,
          minmay_the_grid_square_5x5_spiral], layout_stronghold, erik_vaults_1
D:14:     layout_long_grid, dk_noncrumbling_3, minmay_more_statues
D:15:     grunt_enter_depths_giant_problem, layout_basic, hex_medium
Temple:   compressed_dpeg_triangle_lava_temple
Lair:1:   layout_loops_ring, ebering_ghost_xom
Lair:2:   layout_cave_pods, spider_nest_entry_web_field, lemuel_old_faithful
Lair:3:   layout_regular_city
Lair:4:   layout_cave_pods, swamp_mist, lemuel_fruit_tree,
          infiniplex_staircase_pool
Lair:5:   gammafunk_lair_enchanted_lake, layout_big_grid,
          infiniplex_staircase_pool_2
Lair:6:   gammafunk_lair_ancient_temple, layout_cave_pods, slime_dummy
Swamp:1:  layout_falls_marsh, evilmike_swamp_ruin_rubble_2, swamp_pool4
Swamp:2:  layout_basic_swamp, evilmike_swamp_ruin_house_4, uniq_nikola
Orc:1:    layout_diamond_mine, minmay_orc_temple_c
Orc:2:    pf_orc_diabolical, layout_caves

Skill      XL: |  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 |
---------------+----------------------------------------------------+-----
Polearms       |  2              3     4  5  6  7  9 10 11          | 11.6
Fighting       |        2              3     4  5  6  7  8  9 10    | 10.7
Spellcasting   |        2           3     4  5                      |  5.6
Throwing       |           2        3  4  5  7  8  9                |  9.1
Charms         |              1        2                            |  2.0
Translocations |              4        5           7  8  9       10 | 10.1
Armour         |              2        3  4  5  6                   |  6.9
Evocations     |                 1  2  3  4  6  8                   |  8.0
Invocations    |                                   3  7  9 10       | 10.0
Dodging        |                                   3  5  7  8 10    | 10.0
Slings         |                                            1       |  1.1
Long Blades    |                                            7  9 10 | 10.4
Necromancy     |                                            2  4  5 |  5.4
Hexes          |                                                    |  0.2

Action                   |  1- 3 |  4- 6 |  7- 9 | 10-12 | 13-15 | 16-18 || total
-------------------------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------++-------
Melee: Spear             |    95 |   207 |       |       |       |       ||   302
       Trident           |       |   103 |   352 |   718 |   718 |       ||  1891
       Hand axe          |       |       |       |     2 |       |       ||     2
       Double sword      |       |       |       |       |   191 |   365 ||   556
       Hunting sling     |       |       |       |       |       |     3 ||     3
 Fire: Hunting sling     |       |    11 |    88 |   244 |   697 |   308 ||  1348
Throw: Stone             |    39 |    43 |     2 |       |       |       ||    84
       Boomerang         |       |       |       |    54 |    96 |    35 ||   185
       Dart              |       |       |       |       |    12 |    15 ||    27
 Cast: Shroud of Golubri |     9 |    28 |    33 |    55 |    21 |    10 ||   156
       Blink             |     1 |     5 |     1 |    47 |   112 |    24 ||   190
       Gell's Gravitas   |       |       |       |     5 |     7 |       ||    12
       Teleport Other    |       |       |       |     3 |     2 |       ||     5
       Passage of Golubr |       |       |       |       |     2 |     3 ||     5
       Portal Projectile |       |       |       |       |       |    24 ||    24
Invok: Stomp             |       |       |     3 |     4 |    39 |    13 ||    59
       Line Pass         |       |       |       |     9 |    14 |     8 ||    31
       Grand Finale      |       |       |       |       |     1 |     3 ||     4
 Abil: Evoke Invisibilit |       |       |       |       |       |     2 ||     2
       Evoke Flight      |       |       |       |       |       |     8 ||     8
Evoke: Wand              |       |     1 |     3 |    35 |    14 |     2 ||    55
  Use: Scroll            |       |     5 |    12 |    12 |    17 |     8 ||    54
       Potion            |       |       |     2 |     8 |     4 |     2 ||    16
 Stab: Sleeping          |       |     1 |     1 |     1 |       |       ||     3
       Paralysed         |       |       |     1 |    27 |    32 |    20 ||    80
       Distracted        |       |       |       |     2 |       |       ||     2
       Confused          |       |       |       |     1 |     7 |       ||     8
  Eat: Chunk             |     2 |     9 |     8 |    17 |    33 |    14 ||    83
       Ration            |       |     1 |     3 |    10 |     9 |     7 ||    30
Armor: Leather armour    |    10 |    70 |    84 |   155 |       |       ||   319
       Skin              |       |       |     1 |       |       |       ||     1
       Scale mail        |       |       |       |    44 |   263 |   117 ||   424
Dodge: Dodged            |    31 |   187 |   209 |   451 |   613 |   373 ||  1864
Rpst.: Double sword      |       |       |       |       |    30 |    72 ||   102

Table legend:
 A = Non-vault XP
 B = Vault XP
 C = Vault XP percentage of total XP
 D = Non-vault monster count
 E = Vault monster count
 F = Vault count percentage of total count

                 A         B        C        D         E        F   
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------
      Total |  108138 |   59179 |  35.4 |     601 |     286 |  32.2
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------
        D:1 |      66 |       0 |   0.0 |      27 |       0 |   0.0
        D:2 |     123 |      38 |  23.6 |      26 |      13 |  33.3
        D:3 |     293 |       0 |   0.0 |      39 |       0 |   0.0
        D:4 |     528 |     596 |  53.0 |      24 |       3 |  11.1
        D:5 |    1115 |     202 |  15.3 |      21 |       4 |  16.0
        D:6 |     180 |       0 |   0.0 |       5 |       0 |   0.0
        D:7 |     530 |     670 |  55.8 |      14 |       3 |  17.6
        D:8 |     956 |    1885 |  66.3 |      11 |       6 |  35.3
        D:9 |    2159 |    1530 |  41.5 |      28 |       5 |  15.2
       D:10 |    3258 |    1052 |  24.4 |      33 |       9 |  21.4
       D:11 |    3595 |       0 |   0.0 |      22 |       0 |   0.0
       D:12 |    5352 |    4475 |  45.5 |      41 |      13 |  24.1
       D:13 |    4222 |   12034 |  74.0 |      15 |      33 |  68.8
       D:14 |    6116 |    1324 |  17.8 |      12 |       2 |  14.3
       D:15 |   23882 |    1742 |   6.8 |      54 |       1 |   1.8
     Lair:1 |    7065 |       0 |   0.0 |      31 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:2 |    4316 |       0 |   0.0 |      14 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:3 |    9448 |       0 |   0.0 |      26 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:4 |    3026 |       0 |   0.0 |      12 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:5 |    6438 |    2460 |  27.6 |      34 |       4 |  10.5
     Lair:6 |    9154 |   10277 |  52.9 |      28 |      27 |  49.1
    Swamp:1 |    7255 |       0 |   0.0 |      25 |       0 |   0.0
    Swamp:2 |     894 |       0 |   0.0 |       1 |       0 |   0.0
      Orc:1 |    4368 |    4116 |  48.5 |      20 |      31 |  60.8
      Orc:2 |    3799 |   12234 |  76.3 |      38 |      48 |  55.8
    Ossuary |       0 |     155 | 100.0 |       0 |      16 | 100.0
     Bailey |       0 |    4389 | 100.0 |       0 |      68 | 100.0
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Post Tuesday, 24th September 2019, 12:24

Re: Cosplaying Veteran's Journey: Challenge 8-2

First of all, welcome back :)

Second of all: why on earth would you go for cosplay challenges after only one win??
Sure, the n00b threads were an amazing success. You achieved in four games what a lot of people here still haven't in years. I see a very real problem with your CVJ thread: the sheer number of questions. The questions themselves are reasonable, and they can help you get over some hurdles - their number shows a lack of experience more than anything else to me. Would you be willing to get a few more wins (with tavern/ discord help) and then go for a cosplay? I think it would be a good foundation for your new journey.

I have a lot of respect for your attempt at this. I also think you have taken too large a step, too soon.
There is always something new to learn.

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Post Tuesday, 24th September 2019, 18:58

Re: Cosplaying Veteran's Journey: Challenge 8-2

Second of all: why on earth would you go for cosplay challenges after only one win??


I did almost the same thing, only a few more wins before doing CCC. It's actually a useful learning tool if you think about the constraints and plan around them.

I came a long way from there, getting great/greater player and polytheist in about 8 months from when I started playing and sneaking a top 40 finish in the .23 tournament along the way. But it was CCC that often forced me out of comfort zones, and into craziness like doing hell runes with Xom, getting 3 runes before depths w/o entering an S branch, or fishing out the golden rune of Zot as 6th rune.

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Note that Nikola can't swim, so using mephitic cloud on him can really screw him over if you encounter him in swamp or shoals. Same for Louise.

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Post Tuesday, 24th September 2019, 19:28

Re: Cosplaying Veteran's Journey: Challenge 8-2

Hello Sorcerous. I thought the Cosplay challenge would be fun way to explore this game, and a good way to formalize my interest for the long term, having had my fill of the other roguelikes after several months of playing. I definitely thought that it would be a suitable way for me to enjoy the game and seeing how others handled the challenges. I am aware of trying not to dive into it that much, which is why I decided not to do any conducts or bonuses when starting out. Any fulfilled ones that I did in the few runs that I did were inadvertent for the most part. I am aware that I still had a lot of questions, which was one of the reasons why I decided to post a thread in the forums. Getting a few more wins before continuing is definitely on my mind if I do not see significant progress though. However, I'm probably not going to definitively answer this question until a couple of weeks out, since I have IRL issues that prevent me from playing the game too much. Right now, I try to get a character to D:11 from the Cosplay Challenge before posting. Once that character dies, that's it and I take a break before beginning the next one before Friday.

To TheMeInTeam, thanks for the tip, and I agree about the key points in CCC. For now, I'm just abiding by the character/god guidelines for now to try to ease into things.

Thank you so much for the input folks!

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