Your most horrible death?

Apr 17, 2011, 7:25 pm
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One suggestion if youre in attnam with leprosy, to avoid losing useful gear, is to unequip everything prior to entering the cathedral. Then, if your leg falls off, your boots dont go with it into the church's possession.
Apr 19, 2011, 11:20 pm
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You could've cured your leprosy for 10x the average price
Sep 13, 2011, 4:18 am
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Ex-Tyrant of the IVANers


Joined: Dec 8, 2007
Occupation: Junior Scientist
Location: Not California
Interests: (Astro)Physics, Exoplanets, Singing praise to Valpurus while smashing skulls with a bloody warhammer, Jogging
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Lost a good character today. Dual spears, one ruby, one mithril. 331 HP or so (armor of great health +5... kept expecting to get one-shotted by a named baddy walking around a corner). Guy took a point-blank Enner scream without batting an eyelash, then butchered him in two rounds of melee. Would have been a lot more powerful if I had ever found a SoCM... I mean really, I used 3 AoLS in this game, but didn't find a single cloak of resist until GC5, and never found any SoCM.

So I was cruising around the GC. Thought I had perma-telecontrol from an earlier encounter with blink dogs, didn't. Anyways, I waltz into GC6, fully aware that it's the zombie room, and plan on bee-lining to the exit, only deviating for exceptional gear. Survived two veteran kamikaze dwarves with no real damage. Spotted Xinroch... wasn't feeling confidant enough to take him on, so I teleported (this is how I discovered I didn't have control). Got out. It was close but not too bad.

I sighed in relief, and went on to explore GC7. After a while, I noticed that my box of wands was gone! Odd. I figured I'd just left it behind on an earlier level for some reason or another. I continued exploring, fought off a lot of nasty golems (two arcanite, a few others) and dark knights and orcs and so forth. Suddenly a bunch of my shit is vanishing! What's going on?! Now I'm teleporting everywhere! Holy crap, where did this dragon hide golem come from! And an orc officer AND a veteran dark knight, all at once! And my glove is gone (followed by my arm a few turns later)!

Yeah, it was quick from there. Got tore up fast, died, AoLS triggered, died again immediately. At first I wondered if my high HP had caused my namesake to spawn and visit unholy wrath upon me... but the marked lack of explosions made me think otherwise. Then I realized -- GC7? That's the mystic dark frog level. Fuck me! That should have been a cakewalk, if I'd been thinking right and paying attention to my status! I had sodm, and had left a telecontrol ring on a previous level somewhere.

Final score: 39292.
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