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Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
08-05-2002, 00:20:46
Okay folks, here it is. Angband Challenge #15, character supplied by our previous winner MDA.

Character #15 is Talon, an Amberite Life Paladin, and will be delving the dungeons of ZAngband v2.4.0.

Here are the rules:

1. NO CHEATING. This game is basically being run on the honour system. No-one can stop you making save-reload backups, but it is not part of the rules. If you die at CLevel 49 one turn before killing Morgoth, you'll have to start from CLevel 1 again. (Not that you'd need to, since you're almost guaranteed to win)

2. You have around two weeks to get as far as possible. It is possible to win the game during this time period. Due date will be 2002-MAY-22 2200 GMT (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/) (that's 10PM, folks).

3. There are some options you are not allowed to change. Below I will list the ones that are forbidden for you to change during the challenge.


3 - Auto-scum for good levels
3 - Generate dungeons with aligned rooms
3 - Generate dungeons with connected stairs
3 - Monsters chase current location (v. slow)
3 - Monsters chase recent locations (v. slow)
3 - Monsters learn from their mistakes
3 - Monsters exploit players weaknesses
5 - Allow unusually small dungeon levels
5 - Always create unusually small dungeon levels
5 - Allow empty 'arena' levels
5 - Monsters behave stupidly
Any of the "Cheat Options"


The others you may change according to your preferences. Keep in mind that this is only the list for ZAngband 2.4.0. Other variants will have other options, and will have their own taboo list.

Remember, when changing options then saving the character to the disk and making a backup to start with should your character meet an untimely end, you cannot play any turns between changing options then saving the character.

If you dispute any of the rules or option changes, post your objection, and we can all debate whether or not the rule should stand. Any suggestions for further rules will be welcomed.

Last but not least, here's the link again.

Angband Challenge Page (http://www.geocities.com/qaj_stars/chal.html)

Good luck, and happy adventuring!

MDA
08-05-2002, 13:47:12
I could swear I sent you a paladin :)

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
08-05-2002, 15:52:16
Duly noted and corrected.

Also, in a matter completely unrealted to MDA pointing out my mistakes, MDA receives a 20 CLevel penalty this round :D

MDA
08-05-2002, 18:14:12
I could swear I just heard someone shout, "Nitpicker!"

Sir Penguin
08-05-2002, 21:37:27
Finally, something I can waste my life on!

SP

The Mad Monk
09-05-2002, 05:26:52
Paladins get broadswords! Yay!

Sir Penguin
09-05-2002, 07:57:15
Talon #1 (#2 if you include the guy who died before he even got any XP) is up to level 20, 500'. I've had one interesting level so far. Robin Hood was there, and was despatched easily to the next world. But I forgot about his traps, and the first one I stepped on was a summoning trap which managed to snag a Dark Elven Lord from 1000'. He was worth 555 XP. I got a potion of Strength and an artifact cloak from the same level, as well as a Fauchard of *Slay* Evil (+1 WIS, See Invisible, Hold Life, Nether resist). Nice!

SP

MDA
09-05-2002, 14:39:32
I thought a Paladin might be a nice easy way to finish off this challenge and keep up interest. I'd hate to have everyone discouraged from continuing by playing an ironman Yeek warrior.

Sir Penguin
10-05-2002, 08:46:29
Indeed. Level 26, 1000', where I'll be staying for a while.

SP--humbled by the 4-headed hydra random quest.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
10-05-2002, 18:45:11
Bugger off, all of you. CLevel 10, very promising. Finished the first random quest (100') and received a bloody 5d10 Quarterstaff of Slaying. SIXTY-TWO DAMAGE PER ROUND (average, of course). And then I starved to death getting out of the damn dungeon.

Curse you and your choice of Amberite, MDA!

*grumble*

The Mad Monk
11-05-2002, 07:08:59
I get the impression that this guy can stay at depth for extended periods, and just come up to unload...:)

Sir Penguin
11-05-2002, 08:33:02
Oh yes. Especially once you get the food spell :). In my last dive, I stayed down so long that all but one of my 8 WoR scrolls were burned up without my noticing :eek:. Of course, I blame the RNG for not giving me enough stuff beyond {good} for me to return to the surface. I've finally found something that gives me poison resist (artifact armour of some sort), plus the four elementals, so I feel a bit better about going below 1200', where I am now (level 27--three more until I get the Healing spell!).

SP

DaShi
12-05-2002, 22:31:57
[Zangband 2.4.0 Character Dump]

Name : Talon Age 57 STR: 18/30
Sex : Male Height 79 INT: 12
Race : Amberite Weight 182 WIS: 18
Class : Paladin Social Class 58 DEX: 18/20
Magic : Life CON: 18/30
CHR: 14

+ Skill 12 Level 23 Max Hit Points 273
% Deadliness 169 Experience 23998 Cur Hit Points -15
+ To AC 46 Max Exp 23998 Max SP (Mana) 35
Base AC 29 Exp to Adv. 26520 Cur SP (Mana) 35
Gold 18713

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Excellent Perception : Fair Blows/Round : 2
Bows/Throw : Poor Searching : Fair Shots/Round : 1.0
Saving Throw: Superb Disarming : Good Avg.Dam./Rnd: 30
Stealth : Fair Magic Device: Excellent Infra-Vision: 0'


(Character Background)
You are a rebel child of an unknown third generation
Amberite. You have hazel eyes, straight blond hair, and a
dark complexion.



[Miscellaneous information]

Maximize Mode: ON
Preserve Mode: ON
Autoscum: OFF
Small Levels: ENABLED
Arena Levels: ENABLED
Hard Quests: OFF
Num. Random Quests: 48
Nightmare Mode: OFF
Recall Depth: Level 12 (600')


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Acid : ..+.+........
Elec : .............
Fire : .............
Cold : .............
Poison: .............
Fear : +............
Light : ...+.........
Dark : ...+.........
Shard : .............
Blind : .............
Conf : .............
Sound : .............
Nether: .............
Nexus : .............
Chaos : .............
Disnch: .............

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Speed : .............
Reflect : .............
AuraFire: .............
AuraElec: .............
NoTelprt: .............
No Magic: .............
Wraithfm: .............
DrainExp: .............
Teleport: .............

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Free Actn: +............
SeeInvis.: +............
Hold Life: .............
Telepathy: .............
SlwDigstn: .............
Regen. : ............+
Levitate : ...........+.
PermLite : .............
Aggravate: .............
EvilCurse: .............

You have defeated 5543 enemies.


[Virtues]

You are an enemy of Justice.
You are virtuous in Valour.
You are the polar opposite of Honour.
You are the living embodiment of Faith.
You are the polar opposite of Compassion.
You are a great champion of Vitality.
You are a great champion of Patience.
You are virtuous in Harmony.


[Character Equipment]

a) a Battle Axe of Westernesse (2d8) (+7,+10) (+1)
b) a Long Bow (x3) (+4,+7)
c) an Alexandrite Ring of Acid [+14]
d) a Dilithium Ring of Light and Darkness Resistance
e) an Amulet of Resist Acid
f) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching)
g) Leather Scale Mail (-1) [11,+6] {cursed}
h) a Cloak [1,+5]
i) a Large Metal Shield [8,+4]
j) an Iron Helm [5,+5]
k) a Set of Leather Gloves of Slaying (+2,+5) [1,+5]
l) a Pair of Hard Leather Boots of Levitation [3,+5]


[Character Inventory]

a) a Book of Life Magic [Book of Common Prayer]
b) a Book of Life Magic [High Mass]
c) 5 Rations of Food
d) 14 Gold Potions of Cure Light Wounds
e) 4 Ivory White Potions of Cure Serious Wounds
f) 6 Smoky Potions of Cure Critical Wounds
g) 21 Scrolls titled "aash nag" of Phase Door
h) 11 Scrolls of Teleportation {25% off}
i) 13 Scrolls titled "fabjor reapo" of Word of Recall
j) 21 Scrolls titled "nernes tem ag" of Identify
k) a Rod of Pesticide {50% off}
l) 6 Chromium Wands of Magic Missile (68 charges)
m) a Gold Ring of Protection [+11]
n) Augmented Chain Mail (-2) [16,+5]
o) Ribbed Plate Armour (-3) [28,+5]
p) Soft Studded Leather [5,+2]
q) a Short Sword (1d7) (+3,+5)
r) a Khopesh (2d4) (+2,+6)
s) an Awl-Pike of Melting (1d8) (+4,+9)
t) a Broad Axe (2d6) (+6,+4)
u) a Broad Axe (2d6) (+5,+3)
v) a Club of Slay Undead (1d4) (+5,+7)
w) a Morning Star (2d6) (+1,+6)


[Home Inventory - Outpost]

a) a Granite Ring of Slow Digestion
b) a Calcite Ring of Fear Resistance


[Message Log (last messages)]


The Gnome mage magically summons help!
The White shark bites you. <2x>
The Nixie hits you. <2x>
The White shark bites you.
The White shark misses you. <3x>
You are confused.
There is rubble blocking your way.
The Nixie hits you.
The Nixie misses you.
The White shark bites you. <3x>
The White shark misses you.
The Nixie misses you. <2x>
The White shark misses you.
The White shark bites you.
You are confused.
You hit the Gnome mage. <2x>
You have slain the Gnome mage.
The Giant octopus crushes you.
We won't live to fight another day.
Goodbye, Talon!




:clueless: Second and better of my two Talon attempts. Unfortunately, he was too confused to save himself.

Sir Penguin
13-05-2002, 03:00:50
Yay! Level 30 (around 1400'), with a 25% fail rate on Healing :)!

SP

The Mad Monk
13-05-2002, 05:40:26
Number 3, and the most promising by far:

Name : Talon Age 57 STR: 18/10
Sex : Male Height 79 INT: 12
Race : Amberite Weight 182 WIS: 18/70
Class : Paladin Social Class 58 DEX: 18/10
Magic : Life CON: 18/30
CHR: 18

+ Skill 13 Level 14 Max Hit Points 170
% Deadliness 160 Experience 3227 Cur Hit Points 170
+ To AC 41 Max Exp 3227 Max SP (Mana) 36
Base AC 15 Exp to Adv. 3640 Cur SP (Mana) 36
Gold 3208

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Good Perception : Poor Blows/Round : 2
Bows/Throw : Bad Searching : Poor Shots/Round : 1.0
Saving Throw: Excellent Disarming : Fair Avg.Dam./Rnd: 19
Stealth : Fair Magic Device: Excellent Infra-Vision: 0'


(Character Background)
You are a rebel child of an unknown third generation
Amberite. You have hazel eyes, straight blond hair, and a
dark complexion.



[Miscellaneous information]

Maximize Mode: ON
Preserve Mode: ON
Autoscum: OFF
Small Levels: ENABLED
Arena Levels: ENABLED
Hard Quests: OFF
Num. Random Quests: 48
Nightmare Mode: OFF
Recall Depth: Level 8 (400')


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Acid : ......+......
Elec : ......+......
Fire : ......+......
Cold : ......+......
Poison: .............
Fear : +............
Light : .............
Dark : .............
Shard : .............
Blind : .............
Conf : .............
Sound : .............
Nether: .............
Nexus : .............
Chaos : .............
Disnch: .............

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Speed : .............
Reflect : .............
AuraFire: .............
AuraElec: .............
NoTelprt: .............
No Magic: .............
Wraithfm: .............
DrainExp: .............
Teleport: ..+..........

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Free Actn: ..........+..
SeeInvis.: +............
Hold Life: .............
Telepathy: .............
SlwDigstn: .............
Regen. : ............+
Levitate : ...+.........
PermLite : .............
Aggravate: .............
EvilCurse: .............

You have defeated 824 enemies.


[Virtues]

You have strayed from the path of Justice.
You are somewhat virtuous in Valour.
You are an arch-enemy of Honour.
You are very virtuous in Faith.
You are the polar opposite of Compassion.
You are somewhat virtuous in Vitality.
You are virtuous in Patience.
You are somewhat virtuous in Harmony.


[Character Equipment]

a) a Lucerne Hammer (Holy Avenger) (2d5) (+10,+13) [+2] (+4)
b) a Long Bow (x3) (+0,+0)
c) an Azurite Ring of Teleportation {uncursed}
d) a Ring of Levitation {uncursed}
e) an Amulet of Charisma (+1)
f) a Brass Lantern (with 4594 turns of light)
g) a Padded Armour of Resistance [4,+10] {uncursed}
h) a Cloak [1,+8]
i) a Small Leather Shield [3,+6]
j) The Metal Cap of Thengel [3,+12] (+3)
k) a Set of Leather Gloves of Free Action [1,+1]
l) a Pair of Hard Leather Boots [3,+0]


[Character Inventory]

a) a Book of Life Magic [Book of Common Prayer]
b) a Book of Life Magic [High Mass] {25% off}
c) 2 Flasks of oil
d) 2 Dark Blue Potions of Booze
e) 3 Puce Potions of Heroism
f) a Magnesium Rod of Light
g) 2 Chromium Wands of Magic Missile (24 charges)
h) a Balsa Staff of Detect Invisible
i) a Dagger of Slay Giant (1d4) (+5,+8)
j) a Mace (2d4) (+2,+2)
k) a Shovel (1d2) (+0,+0) (+1)
l) 32 Flight Arrows (2d4) (+0,+0) (17/17)


[Home Inventory - Outpost]

a) 11 Rations of Food
b) a Yellow Speckled Potion of Resist Cold
c) a Scroll of Protection from Evil
d) a Set of Leather Gloves [1] {average}
e) a Broad Sword (2d5) (+0,+0)
f) a Long Sword (2d5) (+5,+2)


[Home Inventory - Angwil]

a) 5 Rations of Food
b) a Yellow Potion of Resist Heat
c) 2 Yellow Speckled Potions of Resist Cold
d) an Aluminum Wand of Heal Monster
e) a Tin-Plated Wand of Haste Monster
f) a Tin-Plated Wand of Haste Monster
g) an Elm Staff of Treasure Location (8 charges)
h) an Amulet of Searching (+5)
i) an Iron Helm [5,+0]
j) a Dagger of Extra Attacks (1d4) (+4,+5) (+3 attacks)
k) a Sling (x2) (+0,+0) {90% off}


A few notes:

What's up with the RNG WRT treasure and stores? NONE of my finger-twiddling characters have ever run across gloves of free action anywhere, and this guy's got 'em coming out of his ears!

Has anyone else noticed what a wonderful thing potions of booze can be?

Smeagol hunting strategy if you can't detect or see invisible: when you know he's in the area, scatter iron spikes, arrows, etc. around the floor in a room -- target where the goodies disappear.

^That had to be one of the funnest battles I've had to date.

The Phial eludes me, for whatever reason. The Cap of Thengol is very nifty -- lookit my spell points!

:)

MDA
13-05-2002, 14:08:42
My wife is leaving town Friday for a week. If I can keep my hands off Morrowind (which I finally tweaked enough to run fairly well), you're in for a contest.

Sir Penguin
14-05-2002, 01:59:22
Level 31, around 1600'. Just finished the Micro$oft quest. Bull Gates is nothing when faced with Holy Orb, over 260 SP, and a collection of mana restore potions and phase door scrolls (and is also worth over 33,000 XP for a 31-level character) :). For that matter, neither is the Vault, which I cleared out with no problem (except that I didn't get anything very good out of it, aside from Sting and a bunch of XP). By the way, did I mention that my guy found a +6 amulet of Brilliance in a store, and could afford it? :lol: That gives me an external +12 to WIS. Found an artifact dagger which doesn't do a lot of damage (average of 18 per round), but completes my set of resists down to dark. I'd kind of like to find a shield of reflection (or an artifact shield, of course). Dispel demons and undead (? -- m|c|c) is handy to have around when you're in the middle of a collection of zombies, and great fun to boot :).

SP

Sir Penguin
15-05-2002, 03:58:32
Got hallucinated right at the beginning of the Old Castle quest, managed to survive through the hallucination, but got swamped by a whack of lesser wall monsters which I just couldn't get through. I guess I'll never find out what the fucking Day of the Dove spell does :mad:.


[Zangband 2.4.0 Character Dump]

Name : Talon Age 57 STR: 18/136
Sex : Male Height 79 INT: 18/40
Race : Amberite Weight 182 WIS: 18/207
Class : Paladin Social Class 58 DEX: 18/93
Magic : Life CON: 18/181
CHR: 18/207

+ Skill 34 Level 32 Max Hit Points 538
% Deadliness 257 Experience 469772 Cur Hit Points -1
+ To AC 69 Max Exp 469772 Max SP (Mana) 273
Base AC 20 Exp to Adv. 520000 Cur SP (Mana) 9
Gold 5515

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Superb Perception : Poor Blows/Round : 4
Bows/Throw : Good Searching : Poor Shots/Round : 2.0
Saving Throw: Superb Disarming : Excellent Avg.Dam./Rnd: 25
Stealth : Superb Magic Device: Superb Infra-Vision: 60'


(Character Background)
You are a rebel child of an unknown third generation
Amberite. You have hazel eyes, straight blond hair, and a
dark complexion.



[Miscellaneous information]

Maximize Mode: ON
Preserve Mode: ON
Autoscum: OFF
Small Levels: ENABLED
Arena Levels: ENABLED
Hard Quests: OFF
Num. Random Quests: 48
Nightmare Mode: OFF
Recall Depth: Level 34 (1700')


abcdefghijkl@
Acid : ......+++....
Elec : ......+.+....
Fire : ......+.+....
Cold : ......+.+....
Poison: ......+......
Fear : +............
Light : ..........+..
Dark : ......+......
Shard : .............
Blind : ........+....
Conf : .............
Sound : .............
Nether: .............
Nexus : ...........+.
Chaos : .............
Disnch: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Speed : +............
Reflect : .............
AuraFire: .....+.......
AuraElec: .....+.......
NoTelprt: .............
No Magic: .............
Wraithfm: .............
DrainExp: .............
Teleport: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Free Actn: .+........+..
SeeInvis.: .............
Hold Life: .............
Telepathy: .............
SlwDigstn: .............
Regen. : ............+
Levitate : ...........+.
PermLite : ..........+..
Aggravate: .............
EvilCurse: .............

You have defeated 9627 enemies.


[Virtues]

You have strayed from the path of Justice.
You have sinned against Valour.
You are the polar opposite of Honour.
You are the living embodiment of Faith.
You are the polar opposite of Compassion.
You are the living embodiment of Vitality.
You are a great champion of Patience.
You are the living embodiment of Harmony.


[Character Equipment]

a) The Dagger 'Grothran' (1d4) (+9,+18) (+4 to speed)
b) The Short Bow of Brute Force (x2) (+14,+9) (+3 to infravision)
c) a Ring of Combat (+20)
d) a Ring of Skill (+18)
e) an Amulet of Brilliance (+6) {cursed}
f) The Incandescent Light of Edison (+3 to infravision)
g) The Soft Leather Armour 'Hithlomir' [4,+14] (+4 to stealth)
h) The Cloak 'Colannon' [1,+13] (+3 to stealth)
i) a Small Metal Shield of Resistance [5,+7]
j) The Metal Cap of Thengel [3,+12] (+3)
k) The Set of Leather Gloves 'Cammithrim' [1,+9]
l) a Pair of Metal Shod Boots of Levitation [6,+9]


[Character Inventory]

a) 3 Books of Life Magic [Book of Common Prayer] {!k!d!v}
b) 3 Books of Life Magic [High Mass] {!k!d!v}
c) a Book of Life Magic [Book of the Unicorn] {!k!d!v}
d) 34 Smoky Potions of Cure Critical Wounds {@q1}
e) 11 Violet Speckled Potions of Healing {!*}
f) a Crimson Potion of Restore Mana
g) 5 Potions of Restore Life Levels
h) 27 Scrolls titled "aash nag" of Phase Door
i) 9 Scrolls titled "erkbek vomflit" of Teleportation {25% off}
j) 2 Rusty Rods of Recall {@z9!*}
k) 4 Copper-Plated Rods of Detection {@z1!k!d!v}
l) a Gold-Plated Rod of Restoration {@z8!k!d!v}
m) 2 Lead Rods of Acid Balls {@z2!k!d!v}
n) a Rod of Fire Balls (charging) {@z3!k!d!v}
o) 3 Silver Rods of Cold Balls (1 charging) {@z4!k!d!v}
p) a Staff of Perception (21 charges)
q) The Spear of Hagen (1d6) (+11,+13) (+3 to speed) {@v1=g!k!d}
r) 22 Sheaf Arrows (5d4) (+6,+6) (62/124) {@f1=g}


[Home Inventory - Morivant]

a) 3 Chartreuse Potions of *Healing* {!*}
b) 32 Scrolls titled "fabjor reapo" of Word of Recall {!*}
c) 7 Scrolls of *Identify* {25% off}
d) a Staff of Perception (19 charges)
e) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching)
f) a Set of Leather Gloves of Agility [1,+8] (+5)
g) The Small Sword 'Sting' (2d6) (+7,+8) (+2)
h) a Fauchard of *Slay* Undead (1d10) (+10,+8) (+1)
i) 30 Flight Arrows (2d4) (+3,+3) (24/48) {@f1=g}
j) 21 Arrows of Flame (3d4) (+5,+11) (39/78)
k) 27 Arrows (3d4) (+5,+5) (37/74) {@f1=g}
l) 14 Seeker Arrows (6d4) (+3,+7) (75/151)
m) 74 Sheaf Arrows (5d4) (+6,+6) (62/124) {@f1=g}
n) a Magical Figurine of a Raal's Tome of Destruction


SP

The Mad Monk
19-05-2002, 06:40:15
Shouldn't this be moved to the "Competitions" Forum?

;)

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
20-05-2002, 18:02:43
Next round, I'll start creating them there.

Talon #2 is dead. Long live Talon #3! Well, maybe not, since I'm playing the latest incarnation of Crafty the Mindcrafter, but Talon #2 got into the low to mid CLevel 20's over the weekend. Best find was a cool replacement for the Quarterstaff of Slaying I mourned above - some other weapon of Slaying that gave me over 100 damage per round. Very nice!

Then I went on the quest with the door mimics and got paralysed, while the mimics summoned nasty creatures to hack away at my soon t be corpse. Oops.

The Mad Monk
21-05-2002, 06:09:12
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
Next round, I'll start creating them there.

:nervous:

Talon #2 is dead. Long live Talon #3! Well, maybe not, since I'm playing the latest incarnation of Crafty the Mindcrafter, but Talon #2 got into the low to mid CLevel 20's over the weekend. Best find was a cool replacement for the Quarterstaff of Slaying I mourned above - some other weapon of Slaying that gave me over 100 damage per round. Very nice!

Then I went on the quest with the door mimics and got paralysed, while the mimics summoned nasty creatures to hack away at my soon t be corpse. Oops.

Oops, indeed!

Did you go in before finding any free action, or did you forget to wear it (done that once -- ouch)?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
21-05-2002, 16:55:45
I completely forgot it was necessary. A case of overconfidence (who can hurt me with my 113 damage per round? Obviously, a lurker and a bunch of orcs).

I'll post the dump later this evening or tomorrow.

NOTE: Don't forget, tomorrow is the final day of Challenge #15 and Round 1.

MDA
21-05-2002, 17:22:28
Morrowind is seriously hindering my character advancement in this challenge :)

Managed Lv21, guess I can't catch SP, but I might be able to grab second place (first loser title ;)).

The Mad Monk
22-05-2002, 03:00:57
Sorry, MDA...:)
[Zangband 2.4.0 Character Dump]

Name : Talon Age 57 STR: 18/20
Sex : Male Height 79 INT: 15
Race : Amberite Weight 182 WIS: 18/90
Class : Paladin Social Class 58 DEX: 18/21
Magic : Life CON: 18/70
CHR: 18/89

+ Skill 14 Level 28 Max Hit Points 363
% Deadliness 160 Experience 109361 Cur Hit Points 363
+ To AC 63 Max Exp 109361 Max SP (Mana) 99
Base AC 23 Exp to Adv. 130000 Cur SP (Mana) 99
Gold 2063

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Excellent Perception : Good Blows/Round : 2
Bows/Throw : Fair Searching : Good Shots/Round : 0.83
Saving Throw: Superb Disarming : Very Good Avg.Dam./Rnd: 19
Stealth : Superb Magic Device: Superb Infra-Vision: 60'


(Character Background)
You are a rebel child of an unknown third generation
Amberite. You have hazel eyes, straight blond hair, and a
dark complexion.



[Miscellaneous information]

Maximize Mode: ON
Preserve Mode: ON
Autoscum: OFF
Small Levels: ENABLED
Arena Levels: ENABLED
Hard Quests: OFF
Num. Random Quests: 48
Nightmare Mode: OFF
Recall Depth: Level 21 (1050')


abcdefghijkl@
Acid : ......+....+.
Elec : ......+......
Fire : ..+...+......
Cold : ......+......
Poison: .............
Fear : +............
Light : ...+.........
Dark : ...+.........
Shard : .............
Blind : .............
Conf : .............
Sound : .............
Nether: .............
Nexus : .............
Chaos : .............
Disnch: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Speed : .............
Reflect : .............
AuraFire: .............
AuraElec: .............
NoTelprt: .............
No Magic: .............
Wraithfm: .............
DrainExp: .............
Teleport: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Free Actn: ..........+..
SeeInvis.: +..........+.
Hold Life: .............
Telepathy: .............
SlwDigstn: .............
Regen. : ............+
Levitate : ............+
PermLite : .............
Aggravate: .............
EvilCurse: .............

You have defeated 36290 enemies.


[Virtues]

You are somewhat virtuous in Justice.
You are virtuous in Valour.
You are the polar opposite of Honour.
You are the living embodiment of Faith.
You are the polar opposite of Compassion.
You are very virtuous in Vitality.
You are very virtuous in Patience.
You are very virtuous in Harmony.


[Mutations]

You have wings.


[Character Equipment]

a) a Lucerne Hammer (Holy Avenger) (2d5) (+10,+13) [+2] (+4) {@w1}
b) a Light Crossbow of Accuracy (x4) (+19,+5) {uncursed}
c) a Rhodonite Ring of Flames [+7]
d) a Dilithium Ring of Light and Darkness Resistance {uncursed}
e) (nothing)
f) The Incandescent Light of Edison (+3 to infravision) {cursed}
g) a Padded Armour of Resistance [4,+10] {uncursed}
h) an Elven Cloak [4,+9] (+3 to stealth)
i) a Large Metal Shield [8,+6] {uncursed}
j) The Metal Cap of Thengel [3,+12] (+3) {uncursed}
k) a Set of Leather Gloves of Free Action [1,+2] {uncursed}
l) The Pair of Hard Leather Boots 'Aeremi' [3,+13] (+3 to stealth) {uncursed}


[Character Inventory]

a) 3 Books of Life Magic [Book of Common Prayer]
b) 2 Books of Life Magic [High Mass] {25% off}
c) a Red Mushroom of Cure Blindness
d) a Hazy Potion of Speed
e) 6 Scrolls of Teleportation
f) 2 Scrolls of Word of Recall {25% off}
g) 49 Scrolls titled "nernes tem ag" of Identify {@r1}
h) a Scroll of *Identify*
i) 4 Magnesium Rods of Light {@z1!k!d}
j) a Copper Rod of Slow Monster
k) a Nickel-Plated Rod of Lightning Balls
l) an Obsidian Ring of Confusion Resistance
m) an Amulet of Brilliance (+3) {uncursed}
n) The Scimitar 'Alapetro' (3d5) (+20,+10) {@w3}
o) a Dwarven Shovel (1d3) (+6,+7) (+3) {@w2}
p) 25 Bolts (2d5) (+5,+3) (34/29)
q) 16 Steel Bolts (3d5) (+6,+8) (57/48)
r) 23 Steel Bolts (3d5) (48/40)


[Home Inventory - ]

a) 11 Rations of Food
b) a Broad Sword (2d5) (+0,+0)
c) a Long Sword (2d5) (+5,+2)


[Home Inventory - ]

a) a Yellow Speckled Potion of Resist Cold
b) a Copper-Plated Rod of Detection
c) an Azurite Ring of Teleportation {cursed}
d) an Amulet of Charisma (+1)
e) an Obsidian Amulet of Anti-Teleportation


[Home Inventory - ]

a) a Book of Life Magic [Book of Common Prayer]
b) a Book of Life Magic [High Mass] {25% off}
c) an Ivory Rod of Trap Location
d) a Tin-Plated Rod of Illumination
e) 3 Chromium Wands of Magic Missile (39 charges)
f) an Oak Staff of Teleportation (1 charge)
g) an Elm Staff of Treasure Location (6 charges)
h) an Amber Amulet of Resist Acid
i) an Amulet of Searching (+5) {uncursed}
j) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching) {uncursed}
k) a Small Leather Shield [3,+6] {uncursed}
l) an Iron Helm [5,+0]
m) a Pair of Hard Leather Boots of Stealth [3,+6] (+1 to stealth) {uncursed}
n) a Dagger of Extra Attacks (1d4) (+4,+5) (+3 attacks)
o) a Sling (x2) (+0,+0) {90% off}


[Message Log (last 98 messages)]

The Novice rogue is unharmed. <7x>
The Bandit is unharmed.
The Novice rogue picks up 23 Sheaf Arrows (5d4).
You miss the Novice rogue.
You hit the Novice rogue.
You have slain the Novice rogue.
The Novice rogue misses you. <2x>
You hit the Novice rogue.
You have slain the Novice rogue.
You collect 34 gold pieces worth of opals.
You collect 36 gold pieces worth of copper.
You have 23 Steel Bolts (3d5) (48/40) (q).
The Novice rogue misses you. <2x>
You hit the Novice rogue. <2x>
You have slain the Novice rogue.
You hit the Novice rogue.
You have slain the Novice rogue.
The Novice rogue misses you. <2x>
You strike the Novice rogue.
You have slain the Novice rogue.
You collect 28 gold pieces worth of copper.
The Bandit picks up 23 Sheaf Arrows (5d4).
You hit the Novice rogue.
You have slain the Novice rogue.
You strike the Novice rogue.
You have slain the Novice rogue.
The Bandit picks up a Red Mushroom of Cure Blindness.
You hit the Bandit. <2x>
The Bandit misses you. <2x>
You hit the Bandit.
You hack at the Bandit.
You have slain the Bandit.
You feel something roll beneath your feet.
You collect 29 gold pieces worth of copper.
The Bandit picks up a Metal Cap [3].
The Pair of Metal Shod Boots is destroyed!
The Bandit dies.
You have a Nickel-Plated Rod (k).
In your pack: a Nickel-Plated Rod of Lightning Balls (k).
You have 49 Scrolls titled "nernes tem ag" of Identify {@r1}.
You can learn 4 more prayers.
There is a wall blocking your way. <2x>
The Software bug bites you.
The Software bug is suddenly very hot!
The Software bug turns into a pile of ash.
You get in a shield bash!
You have slain the Software bug.
The Software bug misses you.
You hack at the Software bug.
You have slain the Software bug.
The Software bug bites you.
The Software bug is suddenly very hot!
The Software bug turns into a pile of ash.
You hit the Software bug.
You have slain the Software bug.
You miss the Software bug.
You hit the Software bug.
You have slain the Software bug.
Looks like a typical quest level.
The Software bug bites you.
The Software bug is suddenly very hot!
The Software bug turns into a pile of ash.
You are no longer full.
The Software bug bites you.
The Software bug is suddenly very hot!
The Software bug turns into a pile of ash.
You hit the Software bug.
You have slain the Software bug.
The Software bug misses you. <2x>
The Software bug bites you.
The Software bug is suddenly very hot!
The Software bug turns into a pile of ash.
You strike the Software bug.
You have slain the Software bug.
The Software bug misses you.
The Software bug bites you.
The Software bug is suddenly very hot!
The Software bug turns into a pile of ash.
You strike the Software bug.
You have slain the Software bug.
The Software bug wakes up.
The Software bug misses you.
You get in a shield bash!
You have slain the Software bug.
The Software bug wakes up.
The Software bug bites you.
The Software bug is suddenly very hot!
The Software bug turns into a pile of ash.
You hit the Bandit. <2x>
The Bandit flees in terror!
The Novice rogue wakes up.
You hit the Novice rogue.
You strike the Novice rogue.
You have slain the Novice rogue.
You hack at the Software bug.
You have slain the Software bug.
The Software bug wakes up. <2x>
Character dump failed!

In case you can't tell, I'm in M$.

Gah.

MDA
22-05-2002, 12:47:36
Only level 22, hmm, maybe I can squeeze in another hour or two tonight. Can't seem to handle the 4 headed hydras at 1000'. My kit sucks at the moment, I have a pattern weapon that allows teleport, and boots with the rotten combination of activation for teleport and anti-teleportation. :( Still slogging away at it though. I'll have to take some risks on set quests if I want to catch up, and even then it's not likely.

Qaj, when is the exact deadline?

The Mad Monk
22-05-2002, 16:16:08
I think it may be over now -- where is everybody!?

edit: nevermind, it's about five hours from now, plenty o'time.

BTW, the "best" item I found would probably be the 'Alapetro' scimitar in my pack; aside from the plusses, it is 'especially deadly against orcs', has life drain, and 'can be activated for vampiric drain (3*50) every 400 turns (!!!)'; that last one made every unique I encountered very easy. Unfortunately, it didn't do anything else, which is why it's in the pack (for those special occasions), and the Holy Avenger is in use.

MDA
22-05-2002, 16:23:11
[Zangband 2.4.0 Character Dump]

Name : Talon Age 57 STR: 18/10
Sex : Male Height 79 INT: 12
Race : Amberite Weight 182 WIS: 18
Class : Paladin Social Class 58 DEX: 18/50
Magic : Life CON: 18/40
CHR: 14

+ Skill 13 Level 22 Max Hit Points 262
% Deadliness 148 Experience 20270 Cur Hit Points 262
+ To AC 42 Max Exp 20270 Max SP (Mana) 34
Base AC 21 Exp to Adv. 21840 Cur SP (Mana) 34
Gold 635

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Excellent Perception : Superb Blows/Round : 2
Bows/Throw : Poor Searching : Superb Shots/Round : 1.0
Saving Throw: Superb Disarming : Good Avg.Dam./Rnd: 10
Stealth : Superb Magic Device: Excellent Infra-Vision: 30'


(Character Background)
You are a rebel child of an unknown third generation
Amberite. You have hazel eyes, straight blond hair, and a
dark complexion.



[Miscellaneous information]

Maximize Mode: ON
Preserve Mode: ON
Autoscum: OFF
Small Levels: ENABLED
Arena Levels: ENABLED
Hard Quests: OFF
Num. Random Quests: 48
Nightmare Mode: OFF
Recall Depth: Level 19 (950')


abcdefghijkl@
Acid : .............
Elec : ........+....
Fire : .............
Cold : ...........+.
Poison: .............
Fear : .............
Light : ..+..........
Dark : ..+..........
Shard : .............
Blind : .........+...
Conf : .............
Sound : .............
Nether: .............
Nexus : +............
Chaos : .............
Disnch: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Speed : .............
Reflect : .............
AuraFire: .............
AuraElec: .............
NoTelprt: ...........+.
No Magic: .............
Wraithfm: .............
DrainExp: .............
Teleport: +..........+.

abcdefghijkl@
Free Actn: +............
SeeInvis.: .........+.+.
Hold Life: .............
Telepathy: .............
SlwDigstn: +............
Regen. : +...........+
Levitate : .............
PermLite : .............
Aggravate: .............
EvilCurse: .............

You have defeated 1396 enemies.



[Character Equipment]

a) a Spear (Trump Weapon) (1d6) (+9,+9) (+2 to searching)
b) (nothing)
c) a Dilithium Ring of Light and Darkness Resistance
d) a Moonstone Ring of Searching (+2)
e) (nothing)
f) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching)
g) Hard Leather Armour (-1) [6,+7]
h) an Elven Cloak [4,+6] (+2 to stealth)
i) a Large Leather Shield of Resist Lightning [6,+6]
j) a Metal Cap of Seeing [3,+3] (+4 to searching)
k) (nothing)
l) The Pair of Soft Leather Boots 'Galrond' [2,+17] (+3 to stealth)


[Character Inventory]

a) 2 Books of Life Magic [Book of Common Prayer]
b) a Book of Life Magic [High Mass]
c) 5 Puce Potions of Heroism
d) 19 Smoky Potions of Cure Critical Wounds
e) a Potion of Healing
f) 5 Scrolls titled "fabjor reapo" of Word of Recall
g) 32 Scrolls of Identify
h) 2 Ivory Rods of Trap Location
i) 2 Zinc-Plated Wands of Stinking Cloud (15 charges)


[Home Inventory - Outpost]

a) a Scroll of Enchant Weapon Deadliness {25% off}

Just in case, here's my current.

MDA
22-05-2002, 16:25:35
There's a wand of draining? (I think) that does about 100 damage per charge. They're also nice for taking out Uniques, and can be recharged in [Z].

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
22-05-2002, 23:06:47
The exact deadline was 1 hour 04 minutes ago, by my PC clock. The deadline is posted at the beginning of each Challenge in GMT - I'm sure there are some converters around to translate it into whatever domestic time you suffer from. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ does a fairly adequate job, I'll include a link in the next Challenge listing.

Of course, I was so busy yesterday doing Traffic School stuff I completely forgot to post my dump. I guess I score zero this round :)

Anyhow, the Challenge is over. Based on the results which are yet to have been made official, Sir Penguin is the winner of both this Challenge AND Round One as a whole. Congratulations! :beer:

MDA
22-05-2002, 23:13:45
I'm at -5 GMT, and do pretty well adding and subracting numbers when I'm not being lazy. All this despite being educated in US public secondary schools and universities. :P

Figuring in my -20 clevel penalty, Talon is level 2. See, subtraction! Thank goodness for Sesame street, Fred Rogers, and Capt. Kangaroo.

Hail to the Penguin.

Sir Penguin
23-05-2002, 04:10:15
Thank you. :beer: Perhaps I'll make the next one a Mindcrafter Mindflayer so that I will get nowhere :).

SP

The Mad Monk
23-05-2002, 05:03:04
How about a yeek life death mage named "Oreo"?

Now you know what to expect if I win -- MUAHAHAHA!!!

Sir Penguin
23-05-2002, 07:50:07
HE MUST NOT WIN AT ALL COSTS!

SP

MDA
23-05-2002, 13:20:55
His full name would be Oreo of the Red Shirt.

Horrifying.