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Crypt Cleanser

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Joined: Friday, 11th February 2011, 18:46

Post Sunday, 6th March 2011, 00:22

YASD - Is there any way to avoid this?

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106670 Melai the Destroyer (level 16, -14/117 HPs)
             Began as a Naga Wizard on Mar 1, 2011.
             Was the Champion of Sif Muna.
             Killed by divine providence
             ... invoked by Saint Roka
              (16 damage)
             ... on Level 3 of the Orcish Mines on Mar 5, 2011.
             The game lasted 12:00:15 (64460 turns).

Melai the Destroyer (Naga Wizard)                                                                                  Turns: 64460, Time: 12:00:15

HP -14/117       AC 17     Str 10 (11) Exp: 16/149328 (4), need: 22271
MP  29/33        EV 10     Int 23      God: Sif Muna [******]
Gold 2141        SH  0     Dex 11      Spells:  9 memorised,  7 levels left

Res.Fire  : + + .   See Invis. : +   n - +0,-1 dagger (distort)
Res.Cold  : x . .   Warding    : . . y - +3 elf ring mail {rF+}
Life Prot.: . . .   Conserve   : +   (no shield)
Res.Acid. : . . .   Res.Corr.  : .   t - +1 wizard hat {MR}
Res.Poison: +       Clarity    : .   N - +1 dwarf cloak {rPois}
Res.Elec. : .       Spirit.Shd : .   o - +0 pair of gauntlets
Sust.Abil.: . .     Stasis     : .   (no barding)
Res.Mut.  : .       Ctrl.Telep.: .   Z - amulet of conservation
Res.Rott. : .       Levitation : .   Q - cursed ring of wizardry
Saprovore : . . .   Ctrl.Flight: .   i - ring of fire

@: repel missiles, very slightly glowing, hasted, quick, very resistant to hostile enchantments, very stealthy
A: breathe poison, fangs 1, see invisible, breathe poison, deformed body 1, deterioration 1, poison resistance, slowness 2, AC +1
a: Breathe Poison Gas, Channel Energy, Forget Spell, Renounce Religion


You were on level 3 of the Orcish Mines.
You worshipped Sif Muna.
Sif Muna was exalted by your worship.
You were not hungry.

You visited 5 branches of the dungeon, and saw 30 of its levels.

You collected 2571 gold pieces.
You spent 450 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand weapons
 n - a +0,-1 dagger of distortion (weapon)
Missiles
 m - 59 +0 darts (quivered)
 u - 39 +0 stones
Armour
 o - a +0 pair of gauntlets (worn)
 t - a +1 wizard hat of magic resistance (worn)
 y - a +3 elven ring mail of fire resistance (worn)
 N - a +1 dwarven cloak of poison resistance (worn)
Magical devices
 l - a wand of hasting (3)
 s - a wand of lightning (3)
 A - a wand of cold (2)
 P - a wand of enslavement (11)
Comestibles
 d - 4 bread rations
Scrolls
 b - 4 scrolls of fear {unknown}
 c - 2 scrolls of magic mapping {unknown}
 e - 8 scrolls of detect curse
 f - 4 scrolls of immolation {unknown}
 g - 4 scrolls of remove curse
 j - a scroll of noise {unknown}
 r - 3 scrolls of teleportation
 D - 3 scrolls of enchant weapon I {unknown}
 G - a scroll of vorpalise weapon {unknown}
 I - 3 scrolls of blinking
 J - 3 scrolls of fog {unknown}
Jewellery
 i - a ring of fire (left hand)
 k - an uncursed ring of regeneration
 v - a +4 ring of protection
 C - an uncursed ring of protection from magic
 E - an uncursed amulet of clarity {unknown}
 Q - a cursed ring of wizardry (right hand)
 T - an uncursed ring of life protection
 Z - an amulet of conservation (around neck)
Potions
 h - a potion of speed
 p - 3 potions of brilliance
 q - 2 potions of levitation
 w - 6 potions of heal wounds
 x - 2 potions of magic
 B - 8 potions of healing
 F - 3 potions of restore abilities
 H - 2 potions of paralysis
 K - 2 potions of resistance
 S - 4 potions of agility
 U - 2 potions of might


 You had 4 experience left.

   Skills:
 + Level 5 Fighting
 + Level 10 Short Blades
 + Level 6 Armour
 + Level 8 Dodging
 + Level 11 Stealth
 + Level 5 Stabbing
 + Level 3 Traps & Doors
 + Level 10 Spellcasting
 + Level 15 Conjurations
 + Level 2 Charms
 + Level 1 Summonings
 + Level 1 Translocations
 + Level 6 Fire Magic
 + Level 13 Air Magic
 - Level 7 Poison Magic


You had 7 spell levels left.
You knew the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Success   Level  Hunger
a - Magic Dart            Conj           #####        Perfect     1    None
b - Airstrike             Air            #######...   Excellent   4    Strawberry
c - Conjure Flame         Fire/Conj      #######..    Excellent   3    None
d - Bolt of Fire          Fire/Conj      #######...   Excellent   6    Honeycomb
e - Blink                 Tloc           N/A          Excellent   2    None
f - Slow                  Hex            ####.....    Excellent   2    None
g - Repel Missiles        Air/Chrm       #######...   Excellent   2    None
h - Mephitic Cloud        Pois/Air/Conj  #######...   Excellent   3    None
i - Poisonous Cloud       Pois/Air/Conj  #######...   Excellent   5    Choko


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (13/27)            Temple (1/1) D:7             Orc (4/4) D:6
    Elf (0/5) Orc:4          Lair (8/8) D:13          Swamp (4/5) Lair:5
  Slime (0/6) Lair:6        Snake (0/5) Lair:4         Hive (0/2) D:12

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

Shops:
D:5: !  D:9: [  D:10: *  D:13: *  Orc:4: !%=[


                    Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You cannot wear boots.
Your serpentine skin is tough (AC +5).
You have supernaturally acute eyesight.
Armour fits poorly on your unusually shaped body.
Your system is resistant to poisons.
You cover ground very slowly.
You have very sharp teeth.
You are partially covered in colourless scales (AC +1).
You can exhale a cloud of poison.
Your body is slowly deteriorating.


Message History

Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, f - you, p - Saint Roka
You feel yourself speed up.
You are very lightly contaminated with residual magic.
Saint Roka is engulfed in noxious fumes.
Saint Roka mumbles some strange prayers to Beogh against you.
Something smites you!
You die...

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You could see Saint Roka.

Vanquished Creatures
  Gastronok (Lair:6)
  Jozef (Lair:3)
  2 dire elephants (Lair:8)
  A wizard (Lair:8)
  3 ogre magi (Orc:4)
  18 hydras
  A spriggan druid (Lair:8)
  3 death yaks (Lair:7)
  4 alligators
  The ghost of Melai the Conjurer, an experienced NaWz of Sif Muna (D:9)
  Erolcha (D:8)
  2 lindwurms (Lair:8)
  An orc knight (Orc:3)
  A swamp dragon (Swamp:2)
  5 hill giants
  A mimic (D:13)
  A cyclops (D:12)
  A portal mimic (Swamp:4)
  2 black mambas
  A wolf spider (D:13)
  3 elephant slugs
  A red wasp (Swamp:4)
  A red wasp zombie (D:12)
  9 spiny frogs
  26 slime creatures
  15 elephants
  A queen bee (D:12)
  3 trolls
  3 ugly things (Swamp:4)
  2 komodo dragons
  2 redbacks
  6 blink frogs
  3 bog mummies
  14 two-headed ogres
  19 giant toads
  A wraith (D:12)
  31 yaks
  3 hungry ghosts (D:13)
  2 bumblebees (D:12)
  4 wyverns
  3 fire drakes
  A blink frog skeleton (D:12)
  28 vampire mosquitoes
  14 war dogs
  9 hippogriffs
  A manticore (D:10)
  A steam dragon (Lair:7)
  A cyclops zombie (D:12)
  33 insubstantial wisps
  47 swamp worms
  8 ice beasts
  8 swamp drakes
  11 orc warriors
  2 black bears
  3 sky beasts
  25 ogres
  A giant goldfish (D:10)
  6 phantoms
  8 centaurs
  9 gila monsters
  3 boring beetles
  7 crocodiles
  3 wolves
  Duvessa (D:8)
  A warg (Orc:2)
  4 giant slugs
  3 big kobolds
  13 water moccasins
  A yellow wasp zombie (D:13)
  7 giant leeches
  7 agate snails
  28 giant frogs
  A boulder beetle (Lair:5)
  28 killer bees
  A jellyfish (D:10)
  3 electric eels (D:10)
  2 goliath beetles
  A big kobold zombie (D:8)
  12 hounds
  7 imps
  A wight (D:7)
  3 gila monster skeletons
  9 big fish
  14 orc priests
  A hound skeleton (D:4)
  4 iguanas
  22 orc wizards
  13 scorpions
  A statue (D:6)
  7 porcupines
  A worm zombie (D:12)
  12 worker ants
  A sheep (D:13)
  13 jellies
  25 snakes
  3 giant centipedes
  A giant centipede zombie (D:9)
  An iguana skeleton (D:8)
  A scorpion zombie (D:10)
  5 giant mites
  45 green rats
  9 worms
  2 megabat skeletons
  A megabat zombie (D:5)
  6 giant geckos
  An ooze (Lair:6)
  7 giant cockroaches
  19 goblins
  19 hobgoblins
  20 jackals
  40 kobolds
  158 orcs
  11 giant newts
  31 giant spores
  2 hobgoblin skeletons
  5 killer bee larvae (D:12)
  2 kobold skeletons
  49 megabats
  An orc skeleton (D:12)
  An orc zombie (D:7)
  14 quokkas
  32 rats
  A rat zombie (D:5)
  7 small snakes
  208 ballistomycetes
  2 fungi
  10 toadstools
1393 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (collateral kills)
  A two-headed ogre (Orc:4)
  A yak (D:12)
  A centaur (D:11)
  3 ogres (Orc:4)
  2 killer bees
  A hound skeleton (D:12)
  2 orc wizards
  A green rat (Lair:4)
  A hobgoblin (D:11)
  5 orcs
  A fungus (D:6)
  A toadstool (D:13)
20 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  A hill giant (D:10)
  Maurice (D:9)
  8 slime creatures
  3 elephants (Lair:6)
  2 giant toads
  A yak (D:11)
  A fire drake (Lair:7)
  A manticore (D:10)
  A vampire mosquito (Swamp:4)
  2 insubstantial wisps
  A war dog (Lair:4)
  2 giant goldfish (D:10)
  An ogre (D:7)
  2 giant frogs
  A killer bee (D:11)
  An orc priest (D:11)
  A big kobold skeleton (D:13)
  A big fish (D:10)
  2 hounds
  2 porcupines (Lair:3)
  2 jellies (Lair:6)
  A human (D:5)
  A green rat (Lair:4)
  A worm (Lair:2)
  A giant mite zombie (D:6)
  2 giant cockroaches (D:6)
  2 goblins
  9 orcs
  4 giant spores
  A jackal (Lair:3)
  4 kobolds
  2 megabats
  5 rats
  A small snake (D:4)
  37 ballistomycetes (D:10)
  9 fungi
  2 plants
  133 toadstools
252 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 1665 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place   | Note
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     0 | D:1     | Melai, the Naga Wizard, began the quest for the Orb.
     0 | D:1     | Reached XP level 1. HP: 10/10 MP: 5/5
   131 | D:1     | Reached skill level 4 in Stealth
   679 | D:1     | Reached XP level 2. HP: 16/16 MP: 6/7
   683 | D:1     | Learned a level 2 spell: Slow
  1572 | D:2     | Reached XP level 3. HP: 17/23 MP: 6/9
  1661 | D:2     | Learned a level 3 spell: Conjure Flame
  2692 | D:3     | Reached skill level 1 in Short Blades
  2782 | D:3     | Found a blossoming altar of Fedhas.
  2809 | D:3     | Reached XP level 4. HP: 29/29 MP: 8/11
  2924 | D:3     | Reached skill level 1 in Stabbing
  3600 | D:3     | Noticed a giant frog
  3679 | D:3     | Defeated a giant frog
  3679 | D:3     | Reached XP level 5. HP: 17/36 MP: 3/12
  3760 | D:3     | Reached skill level 5 in Stealth
  4454 | D:4     | Found a sparkling altar of Nemelex Xobeh.
  4550 | D:4     | Reached XP level 6. HP: 21/42 MP: 10/14
  5480 | D:4     | Learned a level 3 spell: Mephitic Cloud
  5483 | D:4     | Learned a level 2 spell: Blink
  5554 | D:4     | Reached XP level 7. HP: 33/49 MP: 14/16
  6191 | D:5     | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  6530 | D:5     | Reached skill level 1 in Fighting
  6842 | D:5     | Found Beffejei's Distillery.
  6848 | D:5     | Bought a potion of confusion for 1 gold piece
  6996 | D:5     | Found an ancient bone altar of Kikubaaqudgha.
  7928 | D:5     | Reached XP level 8. HP: 31/56 MP: 4/18
  8359 | D:6     | Gained mutation: Your body is slowly deteriorating.
  8359 | D:6     | Gained mutation: You have very sharp teeth.
  8408 | D:6     | Found a deep blue altar of Sif Muna.
  8536 | D:6     | Became a worshipper of Sif Muna the Loreminder
  8975 | D:6     | Reached skill level 5 in Conjurations
  8976 | D:6     | Reached skill level 5 in Short Blades
  9661 | D:6     | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
 10092 | D:6     | Found a radiant altar of Vehumet.
 10111 | D:6     | Reached skill level 5 in Dodging
 10850 | D:7     | Found a glowing silver altar of Zin.
 11016 | D:7     | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
 11037 | D:7     | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
 11043 | Temple  | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
 11243 | Temple  | Learned a level 2 spell: Repel Missiles
 11345 | D:7     | Reached skill level 1 in Poison Magic
 11550 | D:7     | Reached skill level 6 in Stealth
 11745 | D:7     | Reached XP level 9. HP: 65/65 MP: 5/18
 11764 | D:7     | Acquired Sif Muna's first power
 11805 | D:7     | Reached skill level 1 in Fire Magic
 12035 | D:7     | Noticed Ijyb
 12056 | D:7     | Defeated Ijyb
 12412 | D:8     | Noticed Duvessa
 12430 | D:8     | Noticed Erolcha
 12436 | D:8     | Reached skill level 1 in Air Magic
 12451 | D:8     | Defeated Erolcha
 12579 | D:8     | Reached skill level 7 in Conjurations
 12741 | D:8     | Reached skill level 1 in Charms
 13046 | D:8     | Noticed Dowan
 13054 | D:8     | Defeated Duvessa
 13058 | D:8     | Defeated Dowan
 13591 | D:9     | Found Cian's Armour Shoppe.
 13601 | D:9     | Acquired Sif Muna's second power
 13783 | D:9     | Noticed Melai's ghost (experienced NaWz)
 13888 | D:9     | Defeated Maurice
 13893 | D:9     | Defeated Melai's ghost
 13893 | D:9     | Reached XP level 10. HP: 56/74 MP: 4/21
 13983 | D:9     | Found a shimmering altar of Xom.
 14148 | D:9     | Reached skill level 8 in Conjurations
 14200 | D:9     | Reached skill level 1 in Traps & Doors
 14653 | D:9     | Found a blossoming altar of Fedhas.
 14836 | D:10    | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
 14863 | D:9     | Reached skill level 9 in Conjurations
 14927 | D:10    | Found Crolawo's General Store.
 15410 | D:10    | Reached skill level 5 in Spellcasting
 15966 | D:10    | Reached skill level 1 in Armour
 16598 | D:9     | Reached skill level 10 in Conjurations
 16856 | D:9     | Reached XP level 11. HP: 81/81 MP: 1/23
 17766 | D:10    | Acquired Sif Muna's third power
 18634 | D:10    | Reached skill level 11 in Conjurations
 18641 | D:10    | Learned a level 5 spell: Poisonous Cloud
 20848 | D:11    | Reached skill level 12 in Conjurations
 22673 | D:12    | Noticed a queen bee
 22679 | D:12    | Defeated a queen bee
 22679 | D:12    | Reached XP level 12. HP: 80/90 MP: 13/26
 22693 | D:12    | Reached skill level 5 in Poison Magic
 22964 | D:12    | Found a staircase to the Hive.
 25909 | D:12    | Noticed a bumblebee
 25911 | D:12    | Reached skill level 13 in Conjurations
 25913 | D:12    | Defeated a bumblebee
 25914 | D:12    | Noticed a redback
 25915 | D:12    | Noticed a bumblebee
 25916 | D:12    | Defeated a bumblebee
 25919 | D:12    | Defeated a redback
 27000 | D:13    | Learned a level 4 spell: Airstrike
 27422 | D:13    | Found Taifraiv's Assorted Antiques.
 27578 | D:13    | Reached skill level 5 in Air Magic
 27727 | D:13    | Found a staircase to the Lair.
 27833 | D:13    | Reached XP level 13. HP: 86/96 MP: 4/27
 27909 | D:13    | Received a gift from Sif Muna
 27910 | D:13    | Got an engraved book {god gift}
 27934 | D:12    | Identified Sif Muna's Primer on Rites and Rhymes {god gift} (Sif Muna gifted it to you on level 13 of the Dungeon)
 29110 | D:13    | Bought an inconspicuous book for 420 gold pieces
 29111 | D:13    | Identified the Handbook of Transmigration and Arcane Weapons (You bought it in a shop on level 13 of the Dungeon)
 29166 | Lair:1  | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts
 30839 | Lair:2  | You fall through a shaft!
 32629 | Lair:3  | Noticed Jozef
 32640 | Lair:3  | Defeated Jozef
 32641 | Lair:3  | Reached skill level 14 in Conjurations
 33469 | Lair:4  | Found a staircase to the Snake Pit.
 34172 | Lair:4  | Got a transparent sabre
 34173 | Lair:4  | Identified the -1,+6 sabre of Impermanence (You found it on level 4 of the Lair of Beasts)
 34620 | Lair:2  | Learned a level 6 spell: Bolt of Fire
 34826 | Lair:5  | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
 35281 | Lair:5  | Found a staircase to the Swamp.
 36396 | Lair:6  | Found a staircase to the Slime Pits.
 36788 | Lair:6  | Noticed Gastronok
 36853 | Lair:6  | Defeated Gastronok
 36952 | Lair:6  | Received a gift from Sif Muna
 36953 | Lair:6  | Got an inconspicuous book {god gift}
 36971 | Lair:6  | Reached skill level 10 in Short Blades
 37058 | Lair:6  | Reached XP level 14. HP: 105/105 MP: 13/29
 37517 | Lair:6  | Identified Sif Muna's Disquisition on Conjuration {god gift} (Sif Muna gifted it to you on level 6 of the Lair of Beasts)
 37836 | Lair:6  | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
 37878 | Lair:6  | Reached skill level 5 in Fire Magic
 38262 | Lair:7  | You fall through a shaft!
 38262 | Lair:8  | Entered Level 8 of the Lair of Beasts
 39075 | Lair:7  | Reached skill level 10 in Stealth
 42173 | Lair:8  | Received a gift from Sif Muna
 42630 | Lair:8  | Reached skill level 5 in Stabbing
 42646 | Lair:8  | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
 42827 | Lair:8  | Noticed a redback
 42833 | Lair:8  | Defeated a redback
 43349 | D:13    | Bought a scroll labeled LIDDUL UNUUMN for 28 gold pieces
 43845 | Orc:1   | Entered Level 1 of the Orcish Mines
 44062 | Orc:2   | Found a roughly hewn altar of Beogh.
 44724 | Orc:3   | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 44733 | Orc:3   | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 44738 | Orc:3   | Reached XP level 15. HP: 86/111 MP: 15/31
 44948 | Orc:3   | Reached skill level 15 in Conjurations
 45436 | Orc:4   | Entered Level 4 of the Orcish Mines
 45437 | Orc:4   | Noticed Saint Roka
 46610 | Orc:4   | Found a staircase to the Elven Halls.
 46644 | Orc:4   | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 46644 | Orc:4   | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 46645 | Orc:4   | Noticed an ogre mage
 46647 | Orc:4   | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 46649 | Orc:4   | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 46655 | Orc:4   | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 46668 | Orc:4   | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 46671 | Orc:4   | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 46672 | Orc:4   | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 46673 | Orc:4   | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 46682 | Orc:4   | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 46741 | Orc:4   | Noticed an ogre mage
 46741 | Orc:4   | Reached skill level 10 in Air Magic
 46748 | Orc:4   | Defeated an ogre mage
 46860 | Orc:4   | Noticed an ogre mage
 47012 | Orc:4   | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 47021 | Orc:4   | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 47025 | Orc:4   | Defeated an ogre mage
 47032 | Orc:4   | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 47046 | Orc:4   | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 47063 | Orc:4   | Defeated an ogre mage
 47158 | Orc:4   | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 47164 | Orc:4   | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 47247 | Orc:4   | Found Riwakh's Food Shop.
 47247 | Orc:4   | Found Oxieteta's Armour Shoppe.
 47248 | Orc:4   | Found Ahiguruy's Distillery.
 47248 | Orc:4   | Found Iraeriuf's Jewellery Shop.
 47258 | Orc:4   | Bought a potion of slowing for 1 gold piece
 47276 | Orc:4   | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 47301 | Orc:4   | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 47396 | Orc:4   | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 47403 | Orc:4   | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 47468 | Orc:4   | Found a roughly hewn altar of Beogh.
 47476 | Orc:4   | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 47488 | Orc:4   | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 49047 | Swamp:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Swamp
 49096 | Swamp:1 | You fall through a shaft!
 50732 | Swamp:1 | You fall through a shaft!
 52484 | Swamp:1 | Received a gift from Sif Muna
 52485 | Swamp:1 | Got a torn book {god gift}
 52486 | Swamp:1 | Identified Sif Muna's Mastering Witchcraft {god gift} (Sif Muna gifted it to you on level 1 of the Swamp)
 54851 | Swamp:1 | You fall through a shaft!
 57109 | Swamp:3 | Reached XP level 16. HP: 98/117 MP: 29/32
 59397 | Swamp:3 | Got a twisted splint mail
 59675 | Swamp:4 | Gained mutation: You are partially covered in colourless scales (AC +1).
 59679 | Swamp:4 | Gained mutation: You can exhale a cloud of poison.
 60766 | Swamp:4 | Got a faintly glowing scale mail
 61030 | Lair:2  | Identified the +0 splint mail of the Apprentice (You found it on level 3 of the Swamp)
 61046 | Lair:2  | Identified the +2 scale mail of Responsibility (You found it on level 4 of the Swamp)
 62847 | Swamp:4 | Reached skill level 10 in Spellcasting
 64459 | Orc:3   | HP: 2/117 [Saint Roka/ bolt of frost (37)]
 64460 | Orc:3   | Killed from afar by Saint Roka



Normally my deaths aren't really that noteworthy, but I'm not sure the best way to keep this from happening again. My naga wizard was having an easy time against anything without poison resistance thanks to liberal use of a poison and mephitic cloud, and smart use of conjure flame combined with damage spells took care of most everything else. However, in the Orcish mines I was having a little bit of problems with Saint Roka, who refused to be confused for any length of time, if at all. So, I left the area and did other stuff. Coming back however, there was a shop on that floor I was trying to get to, but I had forgotten which squares lead to which, and he had shown saint-like patience in waiting for me.

Now I'm trying to make sure that never happens again, since that was quite a promising character. I suppose I could have put an exclusion on the stairs, but what I'd really like to know is if there's a way to examine where stairs lead.
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Post Sunday, 6th March 2011, 00:38

Re: YASD - Is there any way to avoid this?

Sorry to hear about the loss! That does look like a promising character. :(

I don't think there is a way to know where the stairs lead from the level above/below. In situations like what you described, I normally set a 1 tile exclusion on the stairs after I escape. That way, I cannot autotravel back to the same situation. I might even drop a note using the : command.

As for St. Roka, the guy is just bad news. Mephitic doesn't work well against high HD critters. I learned that the hard way, trying to confuse Nikolai. I usually stop using it after I get my first rune (exception: unless I am Elf diving, then maybe). My strategy for dealing with high level NPCs is to drop a Poison Cloud on them from just out of line of sight and run. They'll follow, poison themselves, and die without ever seeing your beautiful mug. Harder to do with a Naga though. You need some speed!
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Post Sunday, 6th March 2011, 01:52

Re: YASD - Is there any way to avoid this?

There is a way to check which stairs lead where.

Hit X to enter a mode where you can explore the dungeon with your cursor, instead of your character. Directionals move the cursor, hitting e once places travel exclusions on everything in LOS of the cursor, again changes to a 1 square exclusion, and again removes the exclusion. I find it's good practice to place an exclusion on stairs that lead somewhere dangerous after coming up. Also while in this mode, [ and ] go up and down floors. If you do this on a normal tile, it just changes floors. But if you change floors above stairs, it shows you where they lead.

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Post Sunday, 6th March 2011, 03:03

Re: YASD - Is there any way to avoid this?

Now that is good to know. Crawl has the best RL interface I've seen, but it's tricks like that that can make a difference.

I think the worst thing about it was I had some pearl dragon armor I wanted to use. My spells were even all relatively reliable in it thanks to ring of wizardry, but that whole periodic stat loss thing made it too risky to use. I was also trying to work my way up to tornado.

Yeah, I think I'll have to get into that habit for annotations though. I rarely use autoexplore, and I only autotravel to floors I've cleared, so I never really bothered with annotations before.

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Post Monday, 7th March 2011, 14:38

Re: YASD - Is there any way to avoid this?

I can't stress enough how important it is to drop an annotation if you have to flee a level and leave it for later (or never). You are very likely to forget why after another 5k or so turns, or the next harrowing battle, whichever comes first.

Even scouting via overview map is better than nothing, as it'll show you the last remembered positions of everything you left behind. It won't tell you if that pack of Y's is a flock of sheep or a mix of death yaks and dire elephants, but if you left the level in a hurry, chances are it's the latter. :)
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