Friendly berserk Duvessa


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Post Saturday, 1st June 2019, 22:52

Friendly berserk Duvessa

It seems somehow inappropriate to me that the enslaved Duvessa remains friendly, yet goes berserk, when she kills Dowan. Bug of feature?
  Code:
Duvessa, Sister of Dowan comes into view. She is wielding a +0 short sword.
Dowan points at Duvessa and mumbles some strange words.
Duvessa seems to speed up.
Evoke which item? (* to show all) (? for menu, Esc to quit)
Aiming: Enslavement
Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, f - Duvessa, p - Dowan
Aim: Duvessa, wielding a +0 short sword and wearing a +0 scale mail (fast,
chance to defeat MR: 35%)
Duvessa is charmed.
Casting: Throw Frost (safe; 3% risk of failure)
Confirm with . or Enter, or press ? or * to list all spells.
Aiming: Throw Frost (safe; 3% risk of failure)
Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, f - Dowan, p - Duvessa
Aim: Dowan, wielding a +0 dagger, wearing a +2 robe of magic resistance and
carrying a wand of flame (8) (heavily wounded)
The puff of frost hits Dowan but does no damage.
Dowan is heavily wounded.
Casting: Throw Frost (safe; 3% risk of failure)
Confirm with . or Enter, or press ? or * to list all spells.
Aiming: Throw Frost (safe; 3% risk of failure)
Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, f/p - Dowan
Aim: Dowan, wielding a +0 dagger, wearing a +2 robe of magic resistance and
carrying a wand of flame (8) (heavily wounded)
The puff of frost hits Dowan.
Dowan is heavily wounded.
A leopard gecko comes into view.
Duvessa hits Dowan but does no damage.
Dowan says, "Magic and the sword, together, will defeat you."
Duvessa hits Dowan with a +0 short sword.
Dowan gestures at you while chanting.
The puff of frost hits you.
Duvessa hits Dowan with a +0 short sword.
Dowan dies!
Duvessa screams in horror.
Duvessa goes berserk!
You have reached level 7!
There is an escape hatch in the ceiling here.
Press: ? - help, v - describe, . - travel
Here: Duvessa, wielding a +0 short sword and wearing a +0 scale mail (berserk,
fast, unusually strong, in your thrall, friendly)
The floor.
Save game and exit?

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You can see a leopard gecko and the friendly Duvessa (berserk).
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Post Saturday, 1st June 2019, 23:18

Re: Friendly berserk Duvessa

Sprucery wrote:It seems somehow inappropriate to me that the enslaved Duvessa remains friendly, yet goes berserk, when she kills Dowan. Bug of feature?
  Code:
Duvessa, Sister of Dowan comes into view. She is wielding a +0 short sword.
Dowan points at Duvessa and mumbles some strange words.
Duvessa seems to speed up.
Evoke which item? (* to show all) (? for menu, Esc to quit)
Aiming: Enslavement
Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, f - Duvessa, p - Dowan
Aim: Duvessa, wielding a +0 short sword and wearing a +0 scale mail (fast,
chance to defeat MR: 35%)
Duvessa is charmed.
Casting: Throw Frost (safe; 3% risk of failure)
Confirm with . or Enter, or press ? or * to list all spells.
Aiming: Throw Frost (safe; 3% risk of failure)
Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, f - Dowan, p - Duvessa
Aim: Dowan, wielding a +0 dagger, wearing a +2 robe of magic resistance and
carrying a wand of flame (8) (heavily wounded)
The puff of frost hits Dowan but does no damage.
Dowan is heavily wounded.
Casting: Throw Frost (safe; 3% risk of failure)
Confirm with . or Enter, or press ? or * to list all spells.
Aiming: Throw Frost (safe; 3% risk of failure)
Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, f/p - Dowan
Aim: Dowan, wielding a +0 dagger, wearing a +2 robe of magic resistance and
carrying a wand of flame (8) (heavily wounded)
The puff of frost hits Dowan.
Dowan is heavily wounded.
A leopard gecko comes into view.
Duvessa hits Dowan but does no damage.
Dowan says, "Magic and the sword, together, will defeat you."
Duvessa hits Dowan with a +0 short sword.
Dowan gestures at you while chanting.
The puff of frost hits you.
Duvessa hits Dowan with a +0 short sword.
Dowan dies!
Duvessa screams in horror.
Duvessa goes berserk!
You have reached level 7!
There is an escape hatch in the ceiling here.
Press: ? - help, v - describe, . - travel
Here: Duvessa, wielding a +0 short sword and wearing a +0 scale mail (berserk,
fast, unusually strong, in your thrall, friendly)
The floor.
Save game and exit?

         #.######.......
##########.#  ###...)...
...........####.........
.............##.........
.............''....[....
######.......##.........
    ##..................
    #...................
    #....#..............
    #....#..............
    ###'##..@..###'#####
      #.##.....#........
      #.##.....#........
      #.##..)..#........
      #.##.....#........
      #.##..e..#........
      #.##..l..#........
      #.#....###........
        #....# ######...
        ......      #...


You can see a leopard gecko and the friendly Duvessa (berserk).


Next time you do this, make sure to enslave Dowan's soul. I wonder what will happen.

I am not sure of how to see this; Du&Do are an odd duo that works strangely from more than one point of view (going crazy if one of them dies AND odd stair interaction). This would add one more oddity.
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Post Monday, 3rd June 2019, 12:46

Re: Friendly berserk Duvessa

When Dowan dies, Duvessa will go berserk as soon as she is in LOS of the player. Looks like that is exactly what happened in your game. Not a bug.

Enslavement doesn't change anything. This sequence of events with enslavement has been brought up multiple times across multiple years as an "interesting moment" in crawl, and is considered good flavor.

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