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Anonymous
June 28, 2005 8:33:33 PM

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I have heard that lizard corpses are good against stoning attacks,
but how? do I wield it? rub it? sit on it? eat it?
just carry it?
one of my really promising (lvl 9) vampiric barbarians died from a cockatrice,
and I heard that lizard corpses have something to do with it.

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Anonymous
June 28, 2005 8:33:34 PM

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On 2005-06-28, noah bedford wrote:
> I have heard that lizard corpses are good against stoning attacks,
> but how? do I wield it? rub it? sit on it? eat it?
> just carry it?

Carry it to defend against the hissing attack, eat it to
stop an otherwise induced stoning process (eating an egg, being hit with
a wielded corpse(?),...).

See http://www.steelypips.org/nethack/instadeath.html, especially the
"stoning" and "stiffening" sections.

HTH
Ohle
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Anonymous
June 28, 2005 9:27:46 PM

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thanks. so basically, I eat it when I am about to turn to stone,
thanks.
On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 15:45:38 +0000 (UTC)
Ohle Claussen <claussen@dpi.physik.uni-goettingen.de> wrote:

| On 2005-06-28, noah bedford wrote:
| > I have heard that lizard corpses are good against stoning attacks,
| > but how? do I wield it? rub it? sit on it? eat it?
| > just carry it?
|
| Carry it to defend against the hissing attack, eat it to
| stop an otherwise induced stoning process (eating an egg, being hit with
| a wielded corpse(?),...).
|
| See http://www.steelypips.org/nethack/instadeath.html, especially the
| "stoning" and "stiffening" sections.
|
| HTH
| Ohle
| --
| Jann Ohle Claussen | GPG-Key-ID E7149169
| http://www.stud.uni-goettingen.de/~s251251
| "The point is, this is a way to help inoculate me about what has come and is
| coming." --dubya
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June 28, 2005 9:34:51 PM

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In article <20050628163333.3ccd460d@dhcppc4>,
noah bedford <noahbedford@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>I have heard that lizard corpses are good against stoning attacks,
>but how? do I wield it? rub it? sit on it? eat it?
>just carry it?

What's useful about them is that they are acidic food. There are other
acidic foods, but lizard corpses don't rot. Keep it in your main
inventory, because looking in your bag for it is asking for YASDBS.



Nesta, petrified by tasting Medusa meat
` a boulder or statue (statue of an elf named Nesta)
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 9:45:05 PM

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> I have heard that lizard corpses are good against stoning attacks,

They are in two ways: First, they protect from the hissing attack (not 100%, but
more than not carrying one around) if they are in your main inventory.
> but how? do I wield it?
no

> rub it?
no

> sit on it?
no

> eat it?
yes, when the stoning process started already you can eat them to stop and
reverse it.

> just carry it?
yes again, see above.


HTH,
Benjamin

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Anonymous
June 28, 2005 11:48:05 PM

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fishbowl@conservatory.com (james) writes:
> In article <20050628163333.3ccd460d@dhcppc4>,
> noah bedford <noahbedford@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >I have heard that lizard corpses are good against stoning attacks,
> >but how? do I wield it? rub it? sit on it? eat it?
> >just carry it?
>
> What's useful about them is that they are acidic food.

No, they're not. They share the unstoning property _with_ acidic
corpses, but they're not acidic.

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Anonymous
June 29, 2005 12:32:35 AM

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noah bedford wrote:
> I have heard that lizard corpses are good against stoning attacks,
> but how? do I wield it? rub it? sit on it? eat it?
> just carry it?

The reverse order is more effective...

Find one and carry it with you (in your main inventory).
If you are stiffening after a cokatrice bit then eat it immediately.
If in the process you haven't eaten it up completely, sit on it.
After a couple of moves pick it up again and rub it thrice.
Then wield it to scare other creatures.

....well, some of the above steps are just part of a rite.

And you shouldn't be overloaded; otherwise the critical step 2 might
fail.

Janis
Anonymous
June 29, 2005 12:32:36 AM

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Janis Papanagnou babbled on for HOURS on 28 Jun 2005:

> noah bedford wrote:
>> I have heard that lizard corpses are good against stoning attacks,
>> but how? do I wield it? rub it? sit on it? eat it?
>> just carry it?
>
> The reverse order is more effective...
>
> Find one and carry it with you (in your main inventory).
> If you are stiffening after a cokatrice bit then eat it immediately.
> If in the process you haven't eaten it up completely, sit on it.
> After a couple of moves pick it up again and rub it thrice.
> Then wield it to scare other creatures.


You forgot the most important step. Wear it on your head as a helmet.
Nothing scares monsters more than seeing a half eaten lizard being used as
headgear!*







*(Not really)
Anonymous
June 29, 2005 12:43:40 AM

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fishbowl@conservatory.com (james) wrote:

> In article <20050628163333.3ccd460d@dhcppc4>,
> noah bedford <noahbedford@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >I have heard that lizard corpses are good against stoning attacks,
> >but how? do I wield it? rub it? sit on it? eat it?
> >just carry it?
>
> What's useful about them is that they are acidic food.

No, they're not. They stop stoning, but do not cause the damage done by
acidic foods. Besides, they also reduce stunning and confusion, which
acidic foods do not.

> Keep it in your main inventory, because looking in your bag for
> it is asking for YASDBS.

Moreover, chick- and cockatrices are less dangerous during a full moon
when you carry a lizard corpse in your main inventory.

Richard
Anonymous
June 29, 2005 1:08:41 AM

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On Tue, 28 Jun 2005, noah bedford wrote:

> thanks. so basically, I eat it when I am about to turn to stone,
> thanks.

Bewarfe with vampires, I'm not sure they can eat them... (they may not rot
but the blood still coagule...) wiztest for safety.

Hypocoristiquement,
Jym.
Anonymous
June 29, 2005 6:23:34 AM

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oh yeah! so potions of acid are the only way to go.
On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 21:08:41 +0200
Jym <moyen@loria.fr> wrote:

| On Tue, 28 Jun 2005, noah bedford wrote:
|
| > thanks. so basically, I eat it when I am about to turn to stone,
| > thanks.
|
| Bewarfe with vampires, I'm not sure they can eat them... (they may not rot
| but the blood still coagule...) wiztest for safety.
|
| Hypocoristiquement,
| Jym.
June 29, 2005 9:26:45 AM

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james <fishbowl@conservatory.com> wrote:

> Keep it in your main inventory, because looking in your bag for it is
> asking for YASDBS.

LOL, this is exactly how my last character (a 14th level wizard) died -
stoned by a cockatrice while rummaging in his BoH for a lizard corpse
instead of praying. After that little debacle, I've gone back to playing
barbarians again.
Anonymous
June 29, 2005 12:48:13 PM

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On Jun 29, 2005, Richard Bos sent message
<42c1a403.3643718@news.xs4all.nl>, which allegedly said:

> fishbowl@conservatory.com (james) wrote:

[chopped]

>> Keep it in your main inventory, because looking in your bag for
>> it is asking for YASDBS.
>
> Moreover, chick- and cockatrices are less dangerous during a full moon
> when you carry a lizard corpse in your main inventory.

New moon.

Have Fun
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Anonymous
June 29, 2005 12:48:14 PM

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On 2005-06-28, Martin Crisp wrote:
> On Jun 29, 2005, Richard Bos sent message
><42c1a403.3643718@news.xs4all.nl>, which allegedly said:
>
>>
>> Moreover, chick- and cockatrices are less dangerous during a full moon
>> when you carry a lizard corpse in your main inventory.
>
> New moon.
>
Any moon (IIRC).

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Anonymous
June 29, 2005 12:48:15 PM

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>>> Moreover, chick- and cockatrices are less dangerous during a full moon
>>> when you carry a lizard corpse in your main inventory.
>>
>> New moon.
>>
> Any moon (IIRC).

Yes, but on new moon a hissing attack is always successful unless you have
a lizard corpse with you.


Greetings,
Benjamin
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Anonymous
June 29, 2005 3:35:43 PM

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Ohle Claussen <claussen@dpi.physik.uni-goettingen.de> writes:
> On 2005-06-28, Martin Crisp wrote:
> > On Jun 29, 2005, Richard Bos sent message
> ><42c1a403.3643718@news.xs4all.nl>, which allegedly said:
> >>
> >> Moreover, chick- and cockatrices are less dangerous during a full moon
> >> when you carry a lizard corpse in your main inventory.
> >
> > New moon.
> >
> Any moon (IIRC).

No. Lizard corpses in inventory only make a difference at new moon;
they reduce the increased chance of hissing leading to stoning to that
which it would be at other times.

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Anonymous
June 29, 2005 4:44:46 PM

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In news:<Xns9683CB55AAC66icubeddeathtospamrem@216.196.97.142>, Phlimm
<icubed@deathtospamremovethisbigfoot.com> says...
> Janis Papanagnou babbled on for HOURS on 28 Jun 2005:
> > noah bedford wrote:
> >> I have heard that lizard corpses are good against stoning attacks,
> >> but how? do I wield it? rub it? sit on it? eat it?
> >> just carry it?
> > The reverse order is more effective...
> > Find one and carry it with you (in your main inventory).
> > If you are stiffening after a cokatrice bit then eat it immediately.
> > If in the process you haven't eaten it up completely, sit on it.
> > After a couple of moves pick it up again and rub it thrice.
> > Then wield it to scare other creatures.
> You forgot the most important step. Wear it on your head as a helmet.
> Nothing scares monsters more than seeing a half eaten lizard being used as
> headgear!*

Whoa! First time I read that, I mis-read 'scares' to 'scores'. Strange
images formed in my mind. I wonder if it would apply to other monsters
than foocubi.

> *(Not really)

Indeed.

/Kristoffer

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Anonymous
June 30, 2005 12:50:13 PM

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Janis Papanagnou wrote:
> noah bedford wrote:

>> I have heard that lizard corpses are good against stoning attacks,
>> but how? do I wield it? rub it? sit on it? eat it?
>> just carry it?

> Find one and carry it with you (in your main inventory).
> If you are stiffening after a cokatrice bit then eat it immediately.

Note that, contrary to (most?) other food items, the effects will take
effect after the first bite. For (most?) other food items, including
corpses, you have to eat the entire item and the special effects will
become apparent only after completing your meal.

A lizard corpse will work with the first bite, and you don't have to
finish eating it, which is good, since you can use it over and over
again.

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