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MFLAVP (My First Long Awaited Victory Post)

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February 21, 2005 9:29:02 PM

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MY FIRST UNSCUMMED VICTORY!!
But I've only been playing since Gamma(gulp)8.
Is that a record of futility or what?

I scummed a victory in gamma 8 to see the world.
Then began many years of frustration.
I have probably played 300 (400?) characters since then.
By now I have completely spoiled myself trying to win.
Has anyone ever won ADOM without being spoiled?
Even so, this first victory sure is sweet!

Has anyone else here ever played "Rogue" on a Unix system.
I managed to win that many years ago. Back before news groups
and spoilers.

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Archer St:40 Le:22 Wi:33 Dx:46 To:41 Ch:17 Ap:27 Ma:22 Pe:29 N=
DV/PV: 97/71 H: 826(826) P: 309(309) Exp: 50/60149397 DrCh A: 4
Blessed Invisible Strained
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Brief summary:
Treasure Hunter early helped quite a bit. Got some good slaying ammo, a
dagger
of death relatively early, long bow of hunting, and a tower eternium
shield, and
ring of Ice before passing Kelvaster. Even so, I was very slow in leveling
and
didn't dare take on the TOEF until Day 88 (I was still level 22 I think).

Got an Invisible Stalker corpse right after Pyramid (gave me vision, not Invis)
Got blink dog corpse early in COC.
Got a pixie corpse and telepotitis maybe 3 levels later.
This combination probably made the game for me.

Got my 7LB in the graveyard in the COC which greatly helped speed things up.
I think I was maybe level 25 when I began the plunge.

Used the Banshee to thin out the animated forest. Logs by the bunches.

A sequence of vaults:
LVL 43 Lesser giant
LVL 45 Lesser red dragon
LVL 46 Greater red dragon
LVL 47 Lesser black dragon
Also golem vault in there somewhere.
Pushed me waaayyy up in levels. A couple of touch and go moments trying to
retrieve slaying ammo while dodging dragon's melee or acid attacks on
equipment.

Wiped water and air temples clean. Earth temple was a very long sequence of
luring elementals and grues up one level and then standing off in a big room
while I dodged their thrown rocks and filled them with quarrels.
Mana temple was relatively easy with wand of light, death ray resistance, and
oh yes, lots of slaying ammo. Lured the archmage near the entrance with a
zap of poison wand.
Level 50 was a study in Archer Multiple Target ability. Cleaned everyone out.
Closed the gate before Day 95 I think. 7LB make all the difference.

Blue Dragons after closing gate. Shock immunity on crowning was perfect.

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Background Information
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Name: Archer Race: male Gray Elf Class: Archer
Eye color: blue Hair color: silver Complexion: pale
Height: 6'4" Weight: 141 pounds Scars: 20
** Forgot to use my Royal Gelee (bonk!)
Age: 328 (grown-up, 2 years of unnatural aging added in)
Star sign: Sword Birthday: 27/Sword (day 207 of the year)

** I have always thought that Sword was a good birthsign for Archers (easier
** to gain proficiency with melee weapon early while waiting for level 18
** skill and fletchery to 100). This time it actually worked.

YOUR HISTORY:
Your parents belong to the nobility. They are rich, respected,
wealthy and own more than they can count.
In your childhood you were fascinated by your environment and the
everchanging wonders of the world. You were a very curious and adventurous
child.
During your youth you were very lazy. You slept a lot and didn't
care too much for your duties and tasks. Your parents were not very happy
with you.
As a young adult you left your home because of trouble with your
parents. They opposed your plans for the future without understanding your
wishes. Thus you decided to live on your own. You wandered through the
country for many years, growing older and wiser and learning many things.
You decided to become an Archer.


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Inventory
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Total weight: 24144 stones Carrying capacity: 20376 stones

He: uncursed eternium cap [+0, +7] [28s]
Ne: uncursed ankh [3s]
** Pyramid was perfect level 18 within 1st level undead slaying ammo
** ate up the mummies. Everyone else was snipered easily.
Bo: uncursed robes of resistance (-4, -4) [+3, +12] {To+5} [60s]
** Black Dragon Vault
Gi: blessed waterproof girdle of carrying [+4, +3] [15s]
** Got this way early. Great for pack rats like me.
Cl: blessed waterproof cloak of invisibility (-1, +0) [+3, +3] [30s]
** Got this early too (UD:~5?) saved me from many cats.
RH: uncursed rune-covered club "Skullcrusher" (+12, 3d6+2) [-3, +0] {St+4}
** Red Dragon Vault
LH: uncursed medium obsidian shield "Protector" [+20, +4] {To+2} [46s]
** Red Dragon Vault (almost missed it).
RR: uncursed ring of immunity [1s]
** Red Dragons - Saved me from the Black Dragon acid
LR: uncursed ring of the master cat [+0, +5] {Dx+16} (+16 spd) [1s]
** First time I've ever seen this!
Br: blessed rustproof bracers of protection [+0, +8] [10s]
** LVL 50
Ga: uncursed iron gauntlets "Ironfist" (-1, +0) [+1, +3] {St+7} [10s]
** Useless!?! I'll take it!
Bo: blessed waterproof seven league boots [+5, +7] [30s]
** Saved me. Pumped them up and protected them.
MW: blessed heavy crossbow "The Far Slayer" (+18, +18) [350s]
** Great crowning gift, but very few crossbow marks until then
Mi: bundle of 4 uncursed quarrels of slaying (+3, 2d6+3) [8s]
Tl: -


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Stuff
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Total weight: 23432 stones Carrying capacity: 20376 stones

Helmets ('[')
uncursed crown of science [+4, +8] {Le+9} [65s]
blessed crown of regeneration [+0, +0] [55s]
uncursed helm of leadership (+1, +1) [+4, +2] {Ch+9} [100s]
uncursed helm of mental stability [+2, +1] {Le+1} [100s]
uncursed eternium cap [+0, +6] [28s]
uncursed helm of water breathing [+0, +1] [30s]
** Blue dragon caves - never even learned to swim!
Armor ('[')
uncursed ancient mummy wrapping [+1, +5] {Ap-8} [60s]
** Used this until the very end
uncursed empowered eternium plate mail (-1, -2) [+1, +13] [240s]
uncursed eternium plate mail of speed (-1, -2) [-1, +13] [240s]
uncursed gorgeous eternium plate mail (-1, -2) [-1, +13] [240s]
uncursed robe of invisibility [-2, +2] [60s]
uncursed eternium plate mail of balance (-1, -2) [+1, +11] [240s]
uncursed elven chain mail [+0, +6] [10s]
uncursed red dragon scale mail (-1, -4) [-1, +13] [220s]
** Only reason I survived the TOEF
Shields ('[')
uncursed tower eternium shield (-1) [+15, +5] [70s]
Gauntlets ('[')
heap of 6 uncursed pairs of thick gauntlets (-1, -2) [+0, +1] [90s]
uncursed archery gloves (+0, +4) [+0, +0] [6s]
heap of 2 uncursed pairs of gloves of dexterity [+0, +0] {Dx+2} [12s]
uncursed black dragon-hide gauntlets (-2, +0) [+0, +2] [10s]
uncursed elemental gauntlets (-1, +0) [+0, +3] [10s]
uncursed black dragon-hide gauntlets (-1, +1) [+0, +5] [10s]
uncursed gauntlets of strength (-1, +0) [-1, +0] {St+3} [40s]
uncursed gloves of dexterity [+0, +0] {Dx+2} [6s]
uncursed red dragon-hide gauntlets (-2, +0) [+3, +2] [10s]
uncursed white dragon-hide gauntlets (-1, +1) [+3, +4] [10s]
Cloaks ('[')
heap of 2 uncursed cloaks of protection [+0, +3] [40s]
uncursed hooded cloak [+4, +0] [40s]
uncursed cloak of invisibility (-1, +0) [+1, +0] [30s]
uncursed cloak of defense [+3, +0] [20s]
Girdles ('[')
heap of 2 uncursed girdles of greed [+0, +0] [14s]
blessed girdle of carrying [+0, +0] [15s]
uncursed mithril girdle [+0, +2] [20s]
uncursed mithril girdle [+0, +4] [20s]
uncursed money belt [+2, +0] [5s]
uncursed girdle of carrying [+0, +0] [15s]
uncursed girdle of greed [-2, +0] [7s]
blessed adamantium girdle [+0, +3] [18s]
uncursed adamantium girdle [+0, +6] [18s]
Boots ('[')
uncursed eternium boots [+3, +5] [55s]
blessed seven league boots [+1, +0] [30s]
** Back-up, found at the end somewhere
Necklaces (''')
** SNIP
heap of 2 blessed amulets of death ray resistance [14s]
** Forgot to put this on for ArchMage, until he zapped me once (OUCH!)
heap of 2 uncursed amulets of life saving [6s]
** I have NEVER saved that damn Sage!
** SNIP
Bracers (',')
heap of 2 uncursed bracers of defense [+2, +0] [20s]
uncursed bracers of toughness [+0, +0] {To+4} [10s]
heap of 2 uncursed bracers of resistance [+0, +0] [20s]
uncursed bracers of speed [+0, +0] (+4 spd) [10s]
uncursed bracers of toughness [+0, +0] {To+5} [10s]
uncursed bracers of regeneration [+0, +0] [18s]
uncursed bracers of defense [+5, +0] [10s]
One-handed weapons ('(')
blessed hatchet (+0, 1d6+1) [50s]
uncursed sword of Nonnak (+2, 4d3+2) [+2, +2] {Wi+5} [80s]
** Used this for a long time
heap of 2 uncursed pick axes (+0, 1d6+1) [150s]
uncursed eternium dagger (+0, 2d4+7) [5s]
uncursed phase dagger (+0, 1d4-3) [5s]
uncursed dagger of death (+1, 5d5+2) [10s]
** Saved me in the early game
uncursed mace of disruption (+4, 2d4+4) [100s]
blessed rustproof sword of sharpness (+3, 4d8+6) [35s]
** Very nice, but too late to help much
uncursed pick axe of the sun (+0, 1d6+2) [75s]
uncursed mace of destruction (+7, 5d6+6) [120s]
blessed adamantium dagger of penetration (+3, 1d4+5) [7s]
uncursed black rune-covered dagger "Needle" (+8, 3d4) [+4, +1] [10s]
Two-handed weapons ('(')
uncursed flaming eternium halberd (+13, 4d7+8) [-2, +0] [50s]
** Stole this from darkforge early
uncursed halberd of defense (+7, 2d7+4) [+18, +0] [80s]
uncursed eternium two-handed sword (+18, 6d5+18) [-1, +0] [50s]
uncursed two-handed sword of parrying (+3, 3d5+2) [+16, +0] [100s]
uncursed eternium two-handed sword of hunting (+18, 6d5+18) [-1, +0]
** I think this is REALLY cool. Blue Dragon caves.
uncursed eternium halberd of the void (+11, 4d7+11) [-2, +0] [50s]
uncursed adamantium two-handed sword of vampirism (+12, 3d5+10) [-1, +0]
** Blue dragons. Too scared to use for alignment loss.
Missile weapons ('}')
uncursed short bow (+4, +0) [20s]
uncursed long bow (+2, +2) [30s]
uncursed short bow of accuracy (+6, +2) [20s]
blessed short bow of accuracy (+6, +0) [20s]
uncursed long bow of hunting (+6, +3) [30s]
heap of 2 uncursed short bows of accuracy (+6, +0) [40s]
uncursed long bow of accuracy (+8, -1) [30s]
blessed sling of the long shot (+3, +1) [3s]
uncursed sling of the long shot (+2, +4) [3s]
uncursed long bow of hunting (+6, +6) [30s]
** Never seemed to leave a corpse when I REALLY wanted it
uncursed sling of the long shot (+2, +3) [3s]
uncursed short bow of accuracy (+8, +0) [20s]
uncursed short bow of accuracy (+7, +0) [20s]
uncursed long bow (+5, +3) [30s]
Missiles ('/')
bundle of 2 uncursed arrows of thunder (+0, 1d6) [4s]
** SNIP **
bundle of 19 uncursed winged arrows of slaying (+0, 1d6+1) [38s]
** These were VERY useful. Had 25 or 30 when I found them.
bundle of 9 blessed rustproof drakish scurgari of returning (+2, 2d6+2)
** Used 4 of these early and until I could fletch hundreds
** of arrows. Loved them.
bundle of 4 blessed arrows of construct slaying (+5, 1d6+3) [8s]
** Archers with a ring of ice and these can own Darkforge early

Tools (']')
uncursed magical writing set (3) [5s]
uncursed magical writing set (6) [5s]
** Never used these. Not exactly sure how much stat drain they entail
** Should their use and side effects be in the Guide Book?
heap of 2 uncursed fletchery sets (6) [140s]
heap of 2 uncursed fletchery sets (8) [140s]
** Very end. But had logs and about 13 charges by mid game = many missiles
blessed cooking set [100s]
heap of 2 uncursed cooking sets [200s]
** Found maybe 6 of these. Most I've ever seen. More common than necklace
** of the Eye which I didn't find until blue dragons
Instruments ('{')
heap of 2 uncursed mandolines [46s]
** Picked up an instrument late in life !of Education
Rings ('=')
** SNIP
blessed ring of ice [1s]
** Just one did the trick in the TOEF. Thank you RNG.
blessed ring of the High Kings [+2, +3] [1s]
** Almost attacked Eternal Guardian with this in hand (yikes!)
heap of 2 blessed brass rings [2s]
** Formerly 2 =of dijinn summoning. ?CR both wishes
uncursed ring of slaying (+9 melee damage, +6 missile damage) [1s]
** Highest modifiers I've ever seen
uncursed ring of minor elemental mastery [-3, +0] [1s]
** Never wore it
heap of 3 uncursed rings of regeneration [3s]
Wands ('\')
** SNIP lots of wands
uncursed wand of teleportation (9 charges) [4s]
** Saved me MANY times
uncursed wand of cold (0 charges) [4s]
** Found this on my way down in Tomb of High Kings. Was desparate at that
** point for high dungeon levels without plunging.
uncursed wand of door creation (4 charges) [3s]
uncursed wand of door creation (4 charges) [3s]
** Pacified Big Room (who figured out how to do that?). Saved me for
** Moss, Morgia and Stomafilla
uncursed wand of cold (4 charges) [4s]
** Found one on the ground in TOEF. Very handy, but what happened to the
** person that dropped it there in the first place??

** Dozens and dozens of wands. Still never seen Wand of Wishing

Potions ('!')
** SNIP
heap of 9 uncursed potions of exchange [36s]
** Used a few on cats.
blessed oil of rust removal [2s]
** I love the idea of rustproofing and/or waterproofing. Does it really
** help keep the items safe?

Scrolls ('?')

** Usual list of scrolls. One ?CR saved in case of emergency.

Food ('%')
heap of 2 blessed loaves of elven bread [6s]
** One of these is my starting food.
heap of 35 uncursed cooked lizards [105s]
** Ate HUNDREDS of these. Sick of them.
heap of 3 uncursed lumps of gelee royal [9s]
** Should have used on my scars
blessed bit of gnomish candy [2s]
** Treat for the journey home

Valuables ('$')
1000238 gold pieces [10002s]
Gems ('*')
uncursed crystal of knowledge [1s]
** Forgot to use


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Weapon Skills
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Melee weapon Lvl Hit Dam DV Level Required marks
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Unarmed fighting 1 +1 +0 +0 basic 7
Daggers & knives 9 +9 +5 +2 excellent 541
** dagger of death early
Clubs & hammers 8 +6 +4 +2 excellent 6
** Skull Crusher late
Maces & flails 6 +4 +2 +1 skilled 70
** Mace of disruption for undead
Swords 11 +10 +7 +4 Mastery 819
** Nonnak
Axes 1 +1 +0 +0 basic 20
Whips 1 +1 +0 +1 basic 20
Pole arms 8 +8 +4 +8 excellent 362
Twohanded weapons 9 +8 +12 +3 excellent 582
Staves 1 +1 +0 +1 basic 20

Missile weapon Lvl Hit Dam Ra Level Required marks
--------------------- --- --- --- -- ------------- --------------
Slings 2 +4 +3 +0 basic 5
Bows 13 +26 +19 +4 Mastery 3012
Crossbows 13 +26 +19 +4 Mastery 2409
** LOVE that level 50 skill. Never got there before.
Thrown axes & hammers 0 +0 +0 +0 unskilled 7
Thrown daggers 0 +0 +0 +0 unskilled 7
Thrown rocks & clubs 0 +0 +0 +0 unskilled 7
Thrown spears 0 +0 +0 +0 unskilled 7
Boomerangs & scurgari 7 +14 +10 +2 skilled 37

Shields Lvl DV Level Required marks
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Shields 9 +18 excellent 1040


Damage caused with your melee weapons:
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Right hand: +86 bonus to hit, 3d6+22 damage


Damage caused with your missile weapons:
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Ammunition: 4, base range: 96, +150 bonus to hit, 2d6+67 damage

** Normal Settings




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Skills
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Alertness ................100 (superb) [+1d3]
Archery ..................100 (superb) [+2d4]
Backstabbing .............100 (superb) [+3d5]
Bridge building .......... 15 (mediocre) [+3d5] (mr)
Climbing .................100 (superb) [+2d4]
Concentration ............100 (superb) [+2d4]
Courage ..................100 (superb) [+2d4]
Detect traps .............100 (superb) [+1d5]
Disarm traps ............. 77 (great) [+1d3]
Dodge ....................100 (superb) [+1d5]
First aid ................100 (superb) [+1d5]
Fletchery ................100 (superb) [+2d4] (ma)
Haggling .................100 (superb) [+1d5]
Healing ..................100 (superb) [+1d5]
Law ......................100 (superb) [+1]
Listening ................100 (superb) [+3d3]
Literacy .................100 (superb) [+1]
Music .................... 75 (great) [+1]
Pick locks ............... 16 (mediocre) [+3d4]
Pick pockets .............100 (superb) [+1]
Stealth ..................100 (superb) [+2d4]
Tactics ..................100 (superb) [+1]
Two weapon combat ........ 53 (good) [+1]


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Spells
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Cure Light Wounds: 214, 5pp (Effectivity: +0)
Death Ray : 10, 190pp (Effectivity: +0)
Fire Bolt : 264, 10pp (Effectivity: +0)
Greater Identify : 14, 186pp (Effectivity: +0)
Ice Ball : 49, 37pp (Effectivity: +1)
Know Alignment : 5, 19pp (Effectivity: +0)
Light : 467, 3pp (Effectivity: +1)
Magic Missile : 327, 8pp (Effectivity: +0)
Neutralize Poison: 253, 10pp (Effectivity: +0)
Revelation : 7, 63pp (Effectivity: +0)
Strength of Atlas: 131, 9pp (Effectivity: +5)
** Great for pack rats




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His further life:
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After he leaves the Drakalor Chain he is welcomed by his people with great
honors. They acknowledge his noble deeds, his valor, his cunning and his
great skills that helped to prevent the complete destruction of the world he
knows. He returns to his lands victorious and is hailed as a great leader.
Eventually he becomes king and rule your subjects with an iron fist for a
long and peaceful time, allowing his people to prosper and grow.

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His achievements during his adventures:
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Archer, the gray elven archer, saved the world with his brave efforts and
became a great ruler while saving himself 18 times.
He scored 23522616 points and advanced to level 50.
He survived for 0 years, 114 days, 15 hours, 3 minutes and 24 seconds
(147370 turns).
Archer visited 112 places.
His strength score was modified by +15 during his career.
His learning score was modified by +5 during his career.
His willpower score was modified by +22 during his career.
His dexterity score was modified by +11 during his career.
His toughness score was modified by +25 during his career.
His charisma score was modified by +8 during his career.
His appearance score was modified by +5 during his career.
His mana score was modified by +1 during his career.
His perception score was modified by +10 during his career.
He was unnaturally aged by 2 years.
He was the champion of the arena.
He was a member of the thieves guild.
He brought an infamous raider lord to justice.
** Sold the puppy corpse in case of bad karma later. Then forgot it.
He defeated the arch enemy of a mighty karmic wyrm.
He adhered to the principles of the Cat Lord but fell from grace.
** Worked so hard early for this, I slaughtered them later.
He left the Drakalor Chain after completing his quest and became a great
leader and famous hero.
6036 monsters perished under his attacks.
The following 25 artifacts were generated during his adventure:
the si
the scythe of corruption "Moon Sickle"
the ring of the master cat
** YEAH!
the golden gladius "Death's Sting"
the Chaos Orb of Elemental Water
the Chaos Orb of Elemental Air
the Chaos Orb of Elemental Fire
the Chaos Orb of Elemental Earth
the heavy crossbow "The Far Slayer"
the lead-filled mace "Big Punch"
the sword of Nonnak
the elemental gauntlets
the ring of the High Kings
the crown of science
the ancient mummy wrapping
the ankh
the rune-covered club "Skullcrusher"
the glaive "Long Sting"
** Casino Store
the Chaos Orb of Elemental Mana
the black rune-covered dagger "Needle"
the robes of resistance
the ring of immunity
the medium obsidian shield "Protector"
the sapphire amulet "Preserver"
** Casino Store
the iron gauntlets "Ironfist"
** Thank you whoever discovered the useless gift trick!
He possessed the following intrinsics:
He was fire resistant (enhanced through an item).
He was cold resistant.
He was acid resistant (enhanced through an item).
He was lucky (enhanced through an item).
Fate smiled upon him (enhanced through items).
He was sleep resistant (gained through an item).
He was able to teleport.
He was able to control teleportation.
He was invisible (gained through an item).
He was stun resistant (gained through items).
He was shock resistant (enhanced through an item).
He was able to see invisible things (enhanced through an item).
He was immune to shock attacks.
He was immune to fire attacks (gained through an item).
He was immune to acidic attacks (gained through an item).
He was immune to ice attacks (gained through an item).
He was able to resist confusion attacks (gained through items).
He had the following talents: Affinity with Boomerangs & Scurgari, Affinity
with Bows, Affinity with Crossbows, Affinity with Thrown Daggers, Alert,
Beast of Burden, Eagle Eye, Good Shot, Healthy, Keen Shot, Long Stride,
Master Packager, Miser, Missile Weapon Master, Porter, Sixth Sense,
Stealthy, Treasure Hunter.
** Treasure hunter = YAVP (this time)
He had a final speed score of 118 (final base speed: 112).
He was a messiah of Ayssia.
He did not ask for divine help.
** Couldn't find altars early. Then took forever to get to Absolutely Close.
** By the time I was crowned, I was pretty strong.
He was a holy champion of Balance.
He was slightly tainted by Chaos.

The following monsters were vanquished:
** SNIP
12 ancient black dragons
18 ancient blue dragons
1 ancient blue wyrm
1 Ancient Chaos Wyrm
2 ancient karmic dragons
4 ancient minotaurs
34 ancient red dragons
1 Ancient Stone Beast
1 ancient white dragon
43 animated trees
** Banshee killed so many I had too many logs to choose from

** SNIP
10 balors
** Eat slaying ammo!
1 banshee
** She almost caught me without my wax one time
3 battle bunnies
** Learned the digging trick the hard way a long time ago
44 berserkers
3 berserker emperors
7 berserker kings
38 berserker lords
4 berserker princes
** Berserker Vault in there somewhere
39 black baby dragons
35 black dragons
3 black unicorns
** Nasty
7 black wizards
74 blink dogs
** 3 corpses total. Sold one to Waldenbrook for emergency storage
39 blue baby dragons
30 blue dragons
** SNIP
1 bunny master
1 cave lion
** Was so sick of avoiding cats I went out of my way to kill them
** later in the game
5 cave tigers
1 Chaos Archmage
** Humanoid slayers
180 chaos servants
1 chaos warlord
47 chaos warriors
21 chaos wizards
** These barely touched me. Lvl 50 ability plus 7LB
15 claw bugs
** Didn't dare the bug temple
4 diamond golems
** Archers should not melee them even at level 50
118 dire wolves
14 dopplegangers
7 doppleganger lords
** Sword Birthsign helped with these
1 Dorn Beast
** Yawn
24 earth elementals
1 emperor lich
** Blue dragon caves. Drained me once. 3 slayers took him down.
1 eternium golem
** Didn't dare get close. Slaying ammo.
9 fire giant kings
** Good eating
6 fire grues
3 giant ant queens
61 giant ant warriors
20 giant ant workers
43 giant bats
6 giant bee queens
262 giant bee warriors
65 giant bee workers
** Ants and Bee EVERYWHERE.
** Seriously, the bees were so powerful they brought me closest to death.
** Even at level 50, when I went back to mop up the ones I avoided, they
** still could hit me and it took multiple missles and meleeing. They
** were much tougher than Ancient Karmic Dragons and Balors.
9 giant frogs
** Always thought this would be an ideal First Kill
1 gorgon
** Very carefully
1 great black wyrm
6 great blue wyrms
11 great red wyrms
1 greater balor
** Glad he wasn't a Greater Bee Warrior!
1 greater black unicorn
117 greater chaos servants
3 greater molochs
** Easy
11 greater mummies
105 hill giants
14 iron golems
129 jackals
** First Kill. Easy to find in Pyramid for Old Barbarian at least.
1 living wall
** These things kill me ALL the time. I never notice them until too late.
3 pixies
** Thanks for the teleportitis
3 quicklings
2 quickling lords
1 quickling queen
38 red baby dragons
40 red dragons
43 red worms
1 shadow wyrm
1 Snake from Beyond
30 steel golems
4 stone giant lords
** First in HMV. If I couldn't dodge, I would have died.
** VERY dicey getting down the hidden stair in time. Thank
** you ring of searching!
24 stone golems
** There was a golem vault somewhere, too.
19 werewolves
4 werewolf lords
5 white baby dragons
2 white dragons
12 white worms
1 will o'wisp
255 wolves
** Lots of all kinds of wolves. But the Bees were worse!
68 writhing masses of primal chaos

THANKS EVERYONE FROM ANDY WILLIAMS ON DOWN THAT HAVE DISCOVERED THE SECRETS
AND MADE THEM AVAILABLE TO US BUMBLING MASSES.

TIME TO SEND A POSTCARD!
Anonymous
February 21, 2005 9:29:03 PM

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Bill Layden wrote:
> MY FIRST UNSCUMMED VICTORY!!
> But I've only been playing since Gamma(gulp)8.
> Is that a record of futility or what?

Congrats =) I'm sure _someone_ out there has tried harder & longer and
still hasn't made it, hehe.

> Has anyone ever won ADOM without being spoiled? Even so, this first
> victory sure is sweet!

I'm sure it's happened before, but I can barely imagine it.

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> Got an Invisible Stalker corpse right after Pyramid (gave me vision,
> not Invis)

Generally do; 9/10 IIRC.

> Got blink dog corpse early in COC. Got a pixie corpse and telepotitis
> maybe 3 levels later. This combination probably made the game for me.

Personally I find teleportitis rather annoying even if controlled
(unless it's via something you can control like a helm of
teleportation), but obviously others feel differently.

> Used the Banshee to thin out the animated forest. Logs by the bunches.

Hopefully you only used blessed logs for fletching? Makes a _huge_
difference. (Status of the kit, however, does not.)

> Name: Archer Race: male Gray Elf Class: Archer

Nice and original name ;P

Archers are rather nice; very powerful at all stages of the game.

> MW: blessed heavy crossbow "The Far Slayer" (+18, +18)
> ** Great crowning gift, but very few crossbow marks until then

I don't care for it much personally. Extremely heavy and it doesn't
really add _that_ much once you're mid to high level. No special bonuses
at all; at least the bow is an undead slayer.

> uncursed long bow of hunting (+6, +6)
> ** Never seemed to leave a corpse when I REALLY wanted it

The effect of hunting equipment is really weak; at best, you have a 20%
chance for an extra chance at getting a corpse. (So if you were hoping
for a corpse that has a 5% chance of being created, you'll have one
extra 5% chance 1 out of 5 times.)

> bundle of 9 blessed rustproof drakish scurgari of returning
> ** Used 4 of these early and until I could fletch hundreds
> ** of arrows. Loved them.

Those buddies are good fun; I just wish the missle skills were varied
like the weapon skills are so that strange stuff like scurgari and
especially thrown spears or axes gave you extra bonuses like whips do.

> uncursed magical writing set (3) uncursed magical writing set (6)
> ** Never used these. Not exactly sure how much stat drain they entail
> ** Should their use and side effects be in the Guide Book?

It's pretty complex and varies between scroll types. The worse is of
course chaos resistance, with other bad ones including the 4 equipment
boosters and education. Depends on how much you value your mana; mana
does help with luck, but not a ton, and from your low number of spells
it doesn't look like you needed mana a lot. Could go either way really.

There is a small note in the guidebook, but not much info.

> uncursed ring of slaying (+9 melee damage, +6 missile damage)
> ** Highest modifiers I've ever seen

Highest possible, IIRC.

> blessed oil of rust removal
> ** I love the idea of rustproofing and/or waterproofing. Does it
> really help keep the items safe?

I'm pretty sure it'll only help you with stuff that can actually rust or
wash away; rustproofing your seven league boots, for example, is very
likely a waste. One of the very best things to protect equipment from
being destroyed is simply blessing it.


> Food ('%')
> heap of 2 blessed loaves of elven bread
> ** One of these is my starting food.

Good luck charm; obviously the only reason you won.

> He had the following talents: Affinity with Boomerangs & Scurgari,
> Affinity with Bows, Affinity with Crossbows, Affinity with Thrown
> Daggers, Alert, Beast of Burden, Eagle Eye, Good Shot, Healthy, Keen
> Shot, Long Stride, Master Packager, Miser, Missile Weapon Master,
> Porter, Sixth Sense, Stealthy, Treasure Hunter.

Where are quick shot and lightning shot??!?! You took the useless
stealthy and neither of these?? Combined with your archer level
abilties, you'd be able to fire off 3 shots in the time an average enemy
could move *once*. That's awesome power.


> He had a final speed score of 118 (final base speed: 112).
> 15 claw bugs
> ** Didn't dare the bug temple

You would've done fine. Archer + SLB = Dead bugs, pretty easily.
Especially if you had taken those two talents ;P

> 1 living wall
> ** These things kill me ALL the time. I never notice them until too
> ** late.

So they actually work right for some people then? Hehe, they always end
up spawning in the middle of the room or something for me; usually
really obvious ;P
Anonymous
February 21, 2005 9:45:15 PM

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Correction (Sorry)



Bill Layden wrote:

> MY FIRST UNSCUMMED VICTORY!!
> But I've only been playing since Gamma(gulp)8.
> Is that a record of futility or what?
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> Inventory
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> Total weight: 24144 stones Carrying capacity: 20376 stones
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> He: uncursed eternium cap [+0, +7] [28s]
> Ne: uncursed ankh [3s]
> ** Pyramid was perfect level 18 within 1st level undead slaying ammo
> ** ate up the mummies. Everyone else was snipered easily.

Actually, nearly forgot that the Pyramid closes at Level 17 (not 18).
I was a couple hundred experience points away from lvl 17 when I entered.
Anonymous
February 22, 2005 1:11:01 PM

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On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 18:29:02 -0500
Bill Layden <SlowLearner@earthlink.net> wrote:

> MY FIRST UNSCUMMED VICTORY!!
> But I've only been playing since Gamma(gulp)8.
> Is that a record of futility or what?

Not a record, definitely. I am playing since Gamma 6 (or even earlier,
I do not remember - it was _years_ ago ;p) and still no win yet ;p
although my actual game features very promising dwarfen wizard (scummed
a bit :D ) - who actually was managed to do ToEF first time! (ok, I did
it twice before, but with so huge amount of scumming, that it does not
count :) ).. If this character will win (or at least will come very close
to the end) I'll probably quit scumming and start playing fair to see
the results - fortunately recently my game performance went up very high
(I've started to read spoilers a lot and my knowledge increased a lot,
too).

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> blessed ring of ice [1s]
> ** Just one did the trick in the TOEF. Thank you RNG.

Yeah, it makes wonders in ToEF.. I've also done it with one (under
elemental gauntlets :D )

> ** Usual list of scrolls. One ?CR saved in case of emergency.

Yeah, I've figured a week ago, that blessed identify scroll will
identify _all_ your items, (surprise: blessed uncursing scroll will
uncurse whole equipment) - yummy! ;)  Since then I always have some holy
water and identify scrolls to read it occasionally ;) 

> THANKS EVERYONE FROM ANDY WILLIAMS ON DOWN THAT HAVE DISCOVERED THE SECRETS
> AND MADE THEM AVAILABLE TO US BUMBLING MASSES.

I'll my thanks, too ;) 

--
Best regards from
Kamil Burzynski
!