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Post Thursday, 25th July 2013, 16:54

YASD: TeVM - Sif Muna's Orc Party

Oh, I had forgotten I made this thread.

I survived the wrath quite easily actually, I didn't have to stop casting spells at all. Losing all of my magic / getting a temporary 5 reduction to Int occasionally while in the middle of resting was more of a minor inconvenience than anything scary.

I found a bailey on D:13, and it took me a long time to get there because Crawl decided that the event of discovering a bailey would probably be the best time to send multiple hydrae, hill giants, and rock worm zombies at me simultaneously. After a lot of pillar dancing and meph clouds, I finally managed to worm my way in before the portal closed. I got a bit into the bailey, then at some point I found myself standing right next to an orc knight who was wielding a great mace. I only had 50% of my HP left with no method of immediate escape (only teleport scrolls), so I threw a meph cloud and hoped for the best. Meph cloud failed, the orc knight laughed at my insolence, and my skull was swiftly bludgeoned into a pulp.

I'm still surprised by the huge quantities of orcs I had to fight so early in the dungeon. It was pretty unusual.

R.I.P. Tengu the Idiot Book Burner.



Original Post
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I've cleared my way down to D:11, and I'm getting ready to enter the lair. Unfortunately, there's hardly been any scrolls, and most of my potions are still unidentified. Crawl has been throwing huge quantities of orcs at me, and if I wasn't playing as a Venom Mage I probably would have died by now. I'm consistently turning corners to find bands of 14+ orcs waiting on the other side, but thanks to mephetic cloud and olgreb's toxic radiation, they haven't been much of a problem. I found a book of Geomancy on D:4, which I used to learn Stone Arrow to deal with enemies my poison can't handle (i.e. Imps, Wights, Zombies etc.).

I found a spell book near the Lair, and when I picked it up I discovered that it was only a copy of my starter spell book. Since the Lair was conveniently surrounded by lava, I decided to throw it in and forget about it.

...

Whoops.

I had completely forgotten that Sif Muna hates the destruction of spell books. Now I'm under Sif Muna's wrath, and I haven't even gotten to the midgame yet.

Any advice? Will I be able to survive Sif's wrath this early in the game?

  Code:
 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.13-a0-2527-g93fcdc4 (webtiles) character file.

Laraso the Thaumaturge (Tengu Venom Mage)          Turns: 16542, Time: 01:25:41

HP  59/59        AC  7     Str 10      XL: 12   Next:  7%
MP  30/30        EV 15     Int 20      God: *Sif Muna
Gold 539         SH  0     Dex 14      Spells:  6 memorised, 13 levels left

Res.Fire  : . . .   See Invis. : +   a - staff of wizardry
Res.Cold  : . . .   Warding    : .   h - +0 leather armour
Life Prot.: + . .   Conserve   : .   (no shield)
Res.Poison: .       Res.Corr.  : .   (helmet restricted)
Res.Elec. : .       Clarity    : .   e - +0 cloak (curse)
Sust.Abil.: . .     Spirit.Shd : .   G - +2 pair of gauntlets
Res.Mut.  : .       Stasis     : .   (boots unavailable)
Res.Rott. : .       Flight     : .   y - amulet of the gourmand
Gourmand  : +                        N - ring of see invisible
                                     f - ring of positive energy

@: somewhat resistant to hostile enchantments, fairly stealthy
A: able to fly, beak, talons 3
a: Fly, Renounce Religion


You are on level 10 of the Dungeon.
You worship Sif Muna.
Sif Muna is demanding penance.
You are completely stuffed.

You have visited 3 branches of the dungeon, and seen 14 of its levels.

You have collected 910 gold pieces.
You have spent 391 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand weapons
 b - the short sword "Vosol" {speed, +Fly rElec}
   (You found it on level 7 of the Dungeon)   
   
   Attacks with this weapon take half as long, but cause slightly less damage.
   
   It insulates you from electricity.
   It lets you fly.
Armour
 e - a cursed +0 cloak (worn)
 h - a +0 leather armour (worn)
 G - a +2 pair of gauntlets (worn)
Magical devices
 l - a wand of lightning {zapped: 1}
 v - a wand of enslavement {zapped: 1}
 F - a wand of disintegration {zapped: 1}
 T - a wand of digging
Comestibles
 c - 3 bread rations
 j - a rotting chunk of giant frog flesh
Scrolls
 d - a scroll of remove curse
 i - 4 scrolls of teleportation
 p - a scroll of fog
 S - a scroll of fear
Jewellery
 f - a ring of positive energy (left hand)
 y - an amulet of the gourmand (around neck)
 N - a ring of see invisible (right hand)
 O - an uncursed amulet of stasis
 Q - an uncursed ring of wizardry
Potions
 g - a potion of magic
 q - 3 potions of curing
 H - 2 potions of might
 J - an inky potion
 K - a viscous black potion
 M - 2 emulsified inky potions
Magical staves
 a - an uncursed staff of wizardry (weapon)


   Skills:
 * Level 8.4 Dodging
 - Level 2.0 Stealth
 - Level 10.2 Spellcasting
 - Level 9.6 Conjurations
 - Level 9.7 Poison Magic
 - Level 6.8 Invocations


You have 13 spell levels left.
You know the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Sting                 Conj/Pois      ####         1%          1    None
b - Stone Arrow           Conj/Erth      ####..       1%          3    None
f - Mephitic Cloud        Conj/Pois/Air  #####...     1%          3    None
q - Cure Poison           Pois           #####.....   1%          2    None
v - Venom Bolt            Conj/Pois      #####.....   1%          5    ####...
x - Olgreb's Toxic Radia  Pois           #####...     1%          4    ##.....


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (12/27)            Temple (1/1) D:5             Orc (1/4) D:6
   Lair (0/8) D:11       

Altars:
Ashenzari
Cheibriados
Elyvilon
Fedhas
Kikubaaqudgha
Makhleb
Nemelex Xobeh
Okawaru
Sif Muna
Vehumet
Xom
Yredelemnul
Zin
the Shining One
Beogh

Shops:
D:6: *  D:7: !  D:8: [  D:9: [  Orc:1: =

Portals:
Trove: D:11 (give +5,+4 demon trident)

Annotations
D:2 Sigmund
Orc:1 Dowan, Duvessa


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You can fly.
You have a beak for a mouth.
You have claws for feet.


Message History

The killer bee is heavily wounded.
Casting: Sting
Confirm with . or Enter, or press ? or * to list all spells.
Aiming: Sting
Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, f/p - killer bee
Aim: a killer bee (heavily wounded, poisoned)
The sting hits the killer bee. The killer bee looks even sicker.
The killer bee is almost dead.
You kill the killer bee!
You start resting.
HP restored.
You start resting.
Magic restored.
Done exploring.
Done exploring.
Done exploring.
Done exploring.
Done exploring.
Done exploring.
Saving game... please wait.

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    ##'######   #.....#
     #.#        ####'##
     #.#           #.#
    ##.#           #.##
    #..#           #..#
   ##'####       ####'####
   #.....#     ###....)..#
   #.k...#    ##@%.......#
   #.....#   ##..#.......#
   #..k..# ###%.##.......#
   #.....###.%.###.......#
   #.....##..### #.......#
####.....'..##   #.>.....#
...+.....####    #.......#
####.....#       #.......#
   #....(#       #.......#


There are no monsters in sight!

Vanquished Creatures
  3 unseen horrors
  3 hill giants
  Pikel (D:8)
  Psyche (D:8)
  A fire drake (D:11)
  2 trolls
  A two-headed ogre (D:11)
  A trapdoor spider (D:11)
  A shadow (D:11)
  A hill giant zombie (D:8)
  A vampire (D:11)
  11 yaks
  Grum (D:8)
  3 wolves (D:8)
  A hippogriff (D:9)
  A manticore (D:12)
  Menkaure (D:4)
  4 orc warriors
  4 ice beasts
  A necrophage (D:5)
  A black bear (D:11)
  6 ogres
  A yellow wasp (D:11)
  A slave (D:8)
  4 phantoms
  4 sky beasts
  9 centaurs
  5 giant frogs
  3 big kobolds
  A cyclops zombie (D:11)
  11 wights
  2 troll skeletons
  3 crimson imps
  A goliath beetle (D:7)
  A giant frog zombie (D:5)
  10 killer bees
  A quasit (D:11)
  6 orc priests
  A centaur skeleton (D:8)
  4 hounds
  2 scorpions
  A basilisk zombie (D:11)
  A black bear zombie (D:9)
  An iguana (D:4)
  5 orc wizards
  A big kobold zombie (D:7)
  13 worker ants
  A crocodile zombie (D:8)
  Ijyb (D:4)
  A jelly (D:11)
  A hound skeleton (D:8)
  7 gnolls
  7 adders
  2 giant centipedes
  A giant mite (D:7)
  6 worms
  An adder zombie (D:6)
  2 giant eyeballs (D:4)
  2 giant geckos
  2 oozes
  80 orcs
  A bat zombie (D:7)
  3 giant cockroaches
  9 goblins
  16 hobgoblins
  11 jackals
  3 quokkas
  14 bats
  5 giant newts
  A goblin skeleton (D:4)
  A jackal skeleton (D:5)
  23 kobolds
  An orc zombie (D:9)
  10 rats
  A rat skeleton (D:5)
  3 ballistomycetes (D:6)
358 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (collateral kills)
  A killer bee (D:12)
  A hound (D:11)
  A giant spore (D:6)
3 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  A rat (D:6)
1 creature vanquished.

Grand Total: 362 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
--------------------------------------------------------------
     0 | D:1      | Laraso, the Tengu Venom Mage, began the quest for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 10/10 MP: 3/3
    72 | D:1      | Reached skill level 1 in Conjurations
   374 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 12/15 MP: 3/5
   390 | D:1      | Learned a level 2 spell: Cure Poison
  1165 | D:2      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 19/19 MP: 3/6
  1238 | D:2      | Noticed Sigmund
  1642 | D:2      | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
  1643 | D:2      | Noticed an Executioner
  1646 | D:2      | Found a glowing silver altar of Zin.
  1646 | D:2      | Noticed an angel
  2588 | D:3      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 16/24 MP: 5/8
  3083 | D:3      | Reached skill level 5 in Conjurations
  3500 | D:4      | Reached XP level 5. HP: 26/28 MP: 6/11
  3512 | D:4      | Learned a level 3 spell: Mephitic Cloud
  3583 | D:4      | Paralysed by a giant eyeball for 2 turns
  3590 | D:4      | Paralysed by a giant eyeball for 4 turns
  3799 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  3918 | D:4      | Paralysed by a giant eyeball for 2 turns
  3964 | D:4      | Noticed Ijyb
  3981 | D:4      | Killed Ijyb
  4064 | D:4      | Learned a level 3 spell: Stone Arrow
  4108 | D:4      | Noticed an ogre
  4119 | D:4      | Noticed an ogre
  4159 | D:4      | Killed an ogre
  4159 | D:4      | Reached XP level 6. HP: 32/32 MP: 1/16
  4294 | D:4      | Killed an ogre
  4439 | D:4      | Found a snail-covered altar of Cheibriados.
  4439 | D:4      | Found a radiant altar of Vehumet.
  4584 | D:4      | Noticed Menkaure
  4605 | D:4      | Killed Menkaure
  4605 | D:4      | Reached skill level 5 in Spellcasting
  4605 | D:4      | Reached XP level 7. HP: 9/36 MP: 3/19
  5015 | D:5      | Reached skill level 6 in Spellcasting
  5237 | D:5      | Noticed a phantom
  5245 | D:5      | Killed a phantom
  5414 | D:5      | Noticed a sky beast
  5427 | D:5      | Killed a sky beast
  5491 | D:5      | Reached skill level 7 in Spellcasting
  5491 | D:5      | Reached XP level 8. HP: 41/41 MP: 23/23
  5739 | D:5      | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
  5776 | D:5      | Learned a level 4 spell: Olgreb's Toxic Radiance
  5782 | D:5      | Learned a level 5 spell: Venom Bolt
  5879 | Temple   | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
  6125 | D:5      | Found a deep blue altar of Sif Muna.
  6126 | D:5      | Found a basalt altar of Yredelemnul.
  6132 | D:5      | Became a worshipper of Sif Muna the Loreminder
  6480 | D:5      | Reached skill level 5 in Poison Magic
  7228 | D:6      | Acquired Sif Muna's first power
  7475 | D:6      | Reached XP level 9. HP: 26/45 MP: 9/24
  7563 | D:6      | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
  7599 | Orc:1    | Entered Level 1 of the Orcish Mines
  7599 | Orc:1    | Found Giboin's Jewellery Shop.
  7603 | Orc:1    | Noticed Duvessa
  7603 | Orc:1    | Noticed Dowan
  7855 | D:7      | Reached skill level 8 in Conjurations
  7875 | D:7      | Acquired Sif Muna's second power
  8001 | D:6      | Found Thromn's General Store.
  8131 | D:6      | Bought an uncursed amulet of the gourmand for 300 gold pieces
  8357 | D:7      | Got a shimmering short sword
  8358 | D:7      | Identified the short sword "Vosol" {speed, +Fly rElec} (You found it on level 7 of the Dungeon)
  8789 | D:7      | Reached skill level 9 in Conjurations
  9116 | D:7      | Found Otuog's Distillery.
  9246 | D:8      | Noticed Psyche
  9264 | D:8      | Paralysed by Psyche for 7 turns
  9426 | D:8      | Killed Psyche
  9426 | D:8      | Reached XP level 10. HP: 48/50 MP: 13/25
  9493 | D:8      | Found a shattered altar of Ashenzari.
  9708 | D:8      | Found Thruggit's Armour Emporium.
  9819 | D:8      | Bought a +1 pair of gauntlets for 91 gold pieces
 10214 | D:8      | Noticed Pikel
 10321 | D:8      | Noticed Grum
 10359 | D:8      | Killed Grum
 10793 | D:8      | Killed Pikel
 10793 | D:8      | Acquired Sif Muna's third power
 10970 | D:8      | Found a white marble altar of Elyvilon.
 11250 | D:9      | Found Trofat's Armour Shoppe.
 11466 | D:9      | Identified a scroll of acquirement
 11499 | D:9      | Found a roughly hewn altar of Beogh.
 11696 | D:10     | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
 12568 | D:10     | Noticed a hill giant
 12580 | D:10     | Killed a hill giant
 12580 | D:10     | Reached skill level 10 in Spellcasting
 12756 | D:10     | Noticed an unseen horror
 12764 | D:10     | Killed an unseen horror
 12764 | D:10     | Reached XP level 11. HP: 52/54 MP: 18/29
 13017 | D:11     | Noticed a hill giant
 13023 | D:11     | Killed a hill giant
 13298 | D:11     | Found a portal to a secret trove of treasure.
 13355 | D:10     | Reached skill level 5 in Invocations
 14817 | D:11     | Reached skill level 5 in Dodging
 14858 | D:11     | Noticed an unseen horror
 14880 | D:11     | Killed an unseen horror
 15352 | D:11     | Noticed an unseen horror
 15361 | D:11     | Killed an unseen horror
 15541 | D:11     | Found a staircase to the Lair.
 15549 | D:11     | Was placed under penance by Sif Muna
 15556 | D:11     | Noticed a centaur warrior
 16305 | D:11     | Noticed a hill giant
 16325 | D:11     | Killed a hill giant
 16325 | D:11     | Reached XP level 12. HP: 59/59 MP: 0/30


Action                   |  1- 3 |  4- 6 |  7- 9 | 10-12 || total
-------------------------+-------+-------+-------+-------++-------
Melee: Mace              |    10 |       |       |       ||    10
       Unarmed           |     1 |       |       |       ||     1
       Whip              |    23 |       |       |       ||    23
       Dagger            |       |    26 |       |       ||    26
       Trident           |       |     3 |     7 |       ||    10
       Staff             |       |       |    23 |    39 ||    62
       Short sword       |       |       |    16 |    33 ||    49
 Cast: Sting             |    61 |    87 |   164 |   125 ||   437
       Cure Poison       |       |     1 |     5 |     8 ||    14
       Mephitic Cloud    |       |     6 |    18 |    54 ||    78
       Stone Arrow       |       |     4 |    74 |    81 ||   159
       Olgreb's Toxic Ra |       |       |     5 |     5 ||    10
       Venom Bolt        |       |       |       |    81 ||    81
Invok: Channel Energy    |       |       |       |    48 ||    48
 Abil: Fly               |       |     2 |     1 |     9 ||    12
Evoke: Wand              |     2 |       |     4 |     3 ||     9
  Use: Scroll            |     7 |     5 |     4 |     8 ||    24
       Potion            |     1 |       |       |       ||     1
 Stab: Sleeping          |     2 |       |       |       ||     2
       Confused          |       |     1 |     1 |       ||     2

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Post Thursday, 25th July 2013, 19:19

Re: CIP: TeVM - Sif Muna's Wrath

Dammit. Just lost my reply by accidentally hitting the thank button. Long story short Sif wrath will probably get you killed unless you can get by without spells entirely. I had a DrIE that had to switch to Lugonu in early Lair thanks to a distortion unwield and I got killed by the next group of blink frogs I saw with the help of a severe miscast.
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Post Thursday, 25th July 2013, 19:20

Well, things like this happen. It's about the same as worshipping TSO and accidentally poison a foe.

This should be a minor problem, you're only under penance for a while. If you continue getting piety Sif should forgive you soon.
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Post Thursday, 25th July 2013, 19:34

Re: CIP: TeVM - Sif Muna's Wrath

The major difference being that TSO won't visit his wrath upon you during penance while Sif will. Although my situation was probably more severe since I changed gods.

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Post Friday, 26th July 2013, 06:05

Re: CIP: TeVM - Sif Muna's Wrath

I guess it's time to hybridize now. Go find a good weapon and start using it, Te are fragile but have good aptitudes.
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Post Friday, 26th July 2013, 07:22

Re: CIP: TeVM - Sif Muna's Wrath

Oh, I had forgotten I made this thread.

I survived the wrath quite easily actually, I didn't have to stop casting spells at all. Losing all of my magic / getting a temporary 5 reduction to Int occasionally while in the middle of resting was more of a minor inconvenience than anything scary.

I found a bailey on D:13, and it took me a long time to get there because Crawl decided that the event of discovering a bailey would probably be the best time to send multiple hydrae, hill giants, and rock worm zombies at me simultaneously. After a lot of pillar dancing and meph clouds, I finally managed to worm my way in before the portal closed. I got a bit into the bailey, then at some point I found myself standing right next to an orc knight who was wielding a great mace. I only had 50% of my HP left with no method of immediate escape (only teleport scrolls), so I threw a meph cloud and hoped for the best. Meph cloud failed, the orc knight laughed at my insolence, and my skull was swiftly bludgeoned into a pulp.

I'm still surprised by the huge quantities of orcs I had to fight so early in the dungeon. It was pretty unusual.

R.I.P. Tengu the Idiot Book Burner.

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