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Aug 14, 2013, 7:00 am
#1
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that repeatedly praying to loricritus to turn things to banana flesh while trying to fight the sumo will cause him to summon his arch-angel to kill you? ruh-roh

I managed to teleport away finally, but I had to use a lot of charges of tele, since 1 turn after it appeared my blink dog telecontrol wore off. THANKS RNG!
Aug 14, 2013, 7:01 am
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also, I have a damaged material arm. is there a way to remove it so I can natural limb it again? or do I have to wait for it to be destroyed naturally?
Aug 14, 2013, 7:42 am
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You could try bear traps or pissing off a mistress. Did Loricatus perhaps turn your legs into bananas?
Alternatively if it's a rustable metal, just throw a bottle of water into a wall next to you and hope it rusts off, or if it's a food material you can simply wait for it to rot - if you don't starve first!
Aug 14, 2013, 9:03 am
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i have a marble arm - i stumbled upon a bones that had an orc salaughterer wielding a +2 saal thuul that the deceased had left behind. almost killed me. this guy has 9 lives, ive gotten out of a number of near death situations with him
Aug 14, 2013, 6:50 pm
#5
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I've always wondered about the best way to get rid of an artificial limb. Last time, i had one made of some type of fabric, so I went to the wolf level without any boot on that leg and it got bitten off pretty quickly.

That's pretty clever though, I never thought about praying to Loricatus to intentionally get free banana flesh!
Aug 15, 2013, 12:55 am
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It's one of the oldest known tricks and well known to many of us, so it hasn't been discussed in a long while. Most effective way to make use of it is to wield an empty, large chest. Enough food to fill you up many times over. That said, it really isn't worth pissing off Loricatus unless you're starving or you're going for lawful/chaos.
Aug 15, 2013, 7:47 am
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this dude must have been a cat in a past life. I just managed to escape after getting within an inch of being killed by guggy. Restored myself and came back and wasted him. Enner tonight. He tool off both legs and one are, guess which one he left on?
Aug 15, 2013, 12:23 pm
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chaostrom wrote
IThat said, it really isn't worth pissing off Loricatus unless you're starving or you're going for lawful/chaos.

I almost always go for Lawful to get the armor and then switch to chaos. I've never been able to get a feel for playing with the Neutral gods. somebody should write a FAQ for playing neutral.
Aug 15, 2013, 2:06 pm
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FAQ for playing neutral: sacrifice all the weapons and armor on the level to Loricatus, and all the valuable objects (stones etc) to Mellis. Pray to Loricatus/Mellis every time the prayer cooldown wears off. Silva should start to like you too, although I don't find prayers to Silva to be that useful, really.

I personally tend to stick to Loricatus. Mostly because his effects are pretty easy to use and he's pretty easy to keep happy.
Aug 15, 2013, 7:40 pm
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Loricatus + Mellis is usually what I do. Mellis's liquids are great, and Loricatus if you're having a hard time finding an artifact weapon, he's great for at least turning your ordinary iron mace into a nice meteoric steel one
Aug 16, 2013, 12:35 am
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Loricatus is great if you're having bad luck with scrolls. Not only does he harden the iron chain of materials, there's the odd enchantment and, even more rarely, scrolls of hardening/enchantment. As well as the fact that you can make use of him even when he doesn't like you

Mellis is quite handy as well. With the free bottle/can refills there's the odd chance you'll get stat-improving stuff. Not to mention you'll never go hungry. If I remember aright, he also fixes broken bottles and regenerates bananas if you have the peels.
Aug 16, 2013, 5:39 am
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do golems heal?
Aug 16, 2013, 6:01 am
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chaostrom, yes he does fix broken bottles and fill them with liquid.
Aug 16, 2013, 6:01 am
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Batman? wrote
this dude must have been a cat in a past life. I just managed to escape after getting within an inch of being killed by guggy. Restored myself and came back and wasted him. Enner tonight. He tool off both legs and one are, guess which one he left on?

I guess it's tough when your artificial limb is much stronger than your others. I was lucky I got fabric so it ripped off easily

Batman? wrote
do golems heal?

No, same as your artificial limbs
Aug 17, 2013, 2:36 am
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Yes, he does the broken bottles, but I think I got the banana peels wrong. That's the wand of resurrection.
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