Victoly!

Jun 5, 2008, 9:58 pm
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This afternoon, Henry XV defeated Oree, claimed the Shirt of the Golden Eagle, returned to Attnam, and vanquished Petrus to become High Priest.

I can only assume that I was naturally good at training INT, because I was able to get it to 40+ just by reading books and scrolls. I was wielding a whip of thievery and an adamantine longsword that GC 1 so kindly bestowed upon me. I eventually made the whip phoenix feather, and both were enchanted to +14 by the time I won. I found 2 Holy bananas, both of which I ate for stats. The first one provided that satiation I needed to fight the Sumo wrestler a couple times and get myself the belt of levitation.

I dedicate this win to my brother, because I found the bones file of his best character ever on GC 11, which provided a much-needed amulet of ESP, and a ridiculous quantity of wands, scrolls, and other loot, including two 3-charge wands of cloning, 4 scrolls of charging, 2 scrolls of wishing, a helm of brilliance +8, and a valpurium 2-handed sword +14. This character had been killed by Sherry, but since the previous floor contained a bones file for one of my old characters, who had also been killed by Sherry, she wasn't there a second time.

I killed every unique baddy except for Ischaldrih and Sherry. The former because if he did spawn, I never saw him, and the latter because at the time I didn't feel like tempting fate, and wasn't yet as uber as I was when I took on Oree.

I must sadly admit that I did use artificial limbs, eventually turning all my limbs in golden eagle feather. (I did NOT use the cerumen trick. Swear to God. A natual INT of ~49 and a helm of brilliance +8 was all I needed.)

This was actually my first win of any sort, and only my 3rd character to kill Elpuri. (First 2 went through the portal, got killed.)

Ah, and to think I used to fear Rondol. Now I look forward to slaughtering Ur-Khan.
Jun 5, 2008, 10:10 pm
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Jeez... everyone wins but me...

Sorry...

Congrats on the win! :)
Jun 6, 2008, 2:56 am
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Join the club BG

Congrats on the win Konrad!
Jun 6, 2008, 3:28 pm
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Congratulations! I wouldn't call artificial legs cheating, just making the game very damn easy and less challenging

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Jeez... everyone wins but me...

Oh, and me. But one day, I'll join the club too - with a head of Elpuri (and knowing my luck, I'll die killed by a hedgehog on a way up or vomit on Petrus instead of giving him the head)
Jun 7, 2008, 3:58 am
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vomit on Petrus

"Here I bring you the head of *BLAAAAAAAAARGH*"
Jun 7, 2008, 12:26 pm
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wow, first win is high priest. impressive, even with GEF limbs. 49 int from scrolls and books, I've never done that - you must have had an ubersmart char. I always have to sci talk to get 50 wis/int. what were you other stats and what day was it.
Jun 7, 2008, 12:55 pm
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Any screenshot with stats? Make sure to add yourself to the honor rolls on the wiki
http://www.attnam.com/wiki/index.php?title=Honor_Rolls
Jun 7, 2008, 1:30 pm
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Oh, well, I did use scitalk, but it was all scrolls and I think one can of ommel cerumen from about 35 up. I probably went through more than 30 wand of cloning/mirroring charges just to make scrolls.

@Slob - Strengths were both 300 due to GEF limbs, speeds were both 100, reduced by my gear to I think 88/78, I think my endurance was in the 22-24 area, (yay Mellis) int of 49, wis of ~38, and I don't really remember my perception or charisma, but I do remember noting at one point that all of my stats were above 22. Also, it was a Thursday.

@capristo - Didn't have the foresight to take screencaps, unfortunately, but I can produce a screencap of the High Score entry is anyone asks.
Jun 7, 2008, 4:14 pm
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Konradexius wrote
Also, it was a Thursday.

yeah, awesome. I meant what game day, ie day 10, 11?
Jun 7, 2008, 4:34 pm
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slob wrote
yeah, awesome. I meant what game day, ie day 10, 11?
*facepalm*

When you asked, I realized that it wouldn't surprise me at all if there was some subtle thing that changed based on the real-life day.... Hey, ADOm did it. >_>

Again, I don't remember exactly, but I think my first guess would be 8 or 9.
Jun 9, 2008, 1:32 pm
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Congrats. Winning this game is something that I will never achieve. I have lost hope completely, but I don't care. Now my only goal is to find new ways to die in this game.
Jul 28, 2008, 1:23 pm
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Congrats Konrad! You deserve a cookie!
I'm with a promising character, got some uber equipment and going down the Dragons Cave, on IVANT.
Maybe this is a win?
Jul 28, 2008, 5:44 pm
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Nah, when your character seems like he could stop anything, thats when the game kicks his ass the hardest
Jul 29, 2008, 10:04 am
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Usually, yes. Remember Freelance's god-like character? Killed by a limbless dwarf's bite to the groin while training. That was through an enchanted adamantine belt too. Craaazy
Jul 29, 2008, 11:15 am
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chaostrom wrote
Usually, yes. Remember Freelance's god-like character? Killed by a limbless dwarf's bite to the groin while training.
Whaddya mean? Is this something I've missed, or..?
Jul 29, 2008, 3:42 pm
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I think he means he was trying to train his stats. So he let the dwarf attack him without caring so that he can raise his endurance or something
Jul 30, 2008, 3:45 am
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Hahaha, yes! I had completely forgotten the fellow... I'd still love to have him back. =)
Jul 31, 2008, 2:03 pm
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You know, it's a bit disturbing if you think about it. I have a mental image of keeping an armless midget in your cellar for training purposes instead of going to a gym...

Oh, and the death brings a Shawshank Redemption quote to memory:

"All right. But you should know that sudden serious brain injury causes the victim to bite down hard. In fact, I hear the bite reflex is so strong they have to pry the victims jaws open with a crowbar."

Also, here's my proposal for a new challenge: Killing Petrus on Thursdays only.
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