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Dudley's dungeon -- Thursday, 14 October, 2004

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Robert Barber, Tamer of a Digital One October 14, 2004 01:40
First comment: 28 September, 2004 64 comments written
sigh How many death[Pestilence:] And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals,
and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four
beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white
horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given
unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

[War:] And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the
second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another
horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon
to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one
another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

[Famine:] And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the
third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black
horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his
hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say,
A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley
for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

[Death:] And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the
voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and
behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death,
and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over
the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with
hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
[ Revelations of John, 6:1-8 ]

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-by-newts has he suffered?
Violist October 14, 2004 02:32
First comment: 25 June, 2004 206 comments written
Excellent idea Dion- the nethack profiency test..

Looks like another newt(kinds of) small animal, like a lizard, which spends most of
its time in the water.
        [ Oxford's Student's Dictionary of Current English ]

"Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."
        [ Macbeth, by William Shakespeare ]

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-death[Pestilence:] And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals,
and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four
beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white
horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given
unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

[War:] And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the
second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another
horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon
to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one
another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

[Famine:] And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the
third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black
horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his
hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say,
A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley
for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

[Death:] And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the
voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and
behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death,
and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over
the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with
hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
[ Revelations of John, 6:1-8 ]

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Cruiser1 October 14, 2004 03:42
First comment: 14 October, 2004 1 comments written
Nethack: Proof that reincarnation is for real! :-)
Fnordulicious October 14, 2004 04:12
First comment: 23 September, 2004 6 comments written
I've been playing Angband lately and was completely confused why Dudley was being attacked by rubble.
Christopher October 14, 2004 04:18
First comment: 10 May, 2004 30 comments written
Ooooh Comments are back, with a quiz to prevent trolls... clever! :-)

Funny I don't see any sterostypical floating eyes around...
Kassil, Mithril Dragon October 14, 2004 05:34
First comment: 7 October, 2004 14 comments written
Chris, the floating eyeFloating eyes, not surprisingly, are large, floating eyeballs
which drift about the dungeon. Though not dangerous in and
of themselves, their power to paralyse those who gaze at
their large eye in combat is widely feared. Many are the
tales of those who struck a floating eye, were paralysed by
its mystic powers, and then nibbled to death by some other
creature that lurked around nearby.

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s behind the doorThrough me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric mov'd:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.
        [ The Inferno, from The Divine Comedy of Dante
                Alighieri, translated by H.F. Cary ]

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Kassil, Mithril Dragon October 14, 2004 05:37
First comment: 7 October, 2004 14 comments written
This quiz amuses me. I'll have to play more again just to be able to comment. ;)
Dav October 14, 2004 06:35
First comment: 26 June, 2004 147 comments written
Clever quiz.
Violist October 14, 2004 06:35
First comment: 25 June, 2004 206 comments written
Whee... what's the bet on a floating eyeFloating eyes, not surprisingly, are large, floating eyeballs
which drift about the dungeon. Though not dangerous in and
of themselves, their power to paralyse those who gaze at
their large eye in combat is widely feared. Many are the
tales of those who struck a floating eye, were paralysed by
its mystic powers, and then nibbled to death by some other
creature that lurked around nearby.

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-newt(kinds of) small animal, like a lizard, which spends most of
its time in the water.
        [ Oxford's Student's Dictionary of Current English ]

"Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."
        [ Macbeth, by William Shakespeare ]

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combo?
Violist October 14, 2004 06:36
First comment: 25 June, 2004 206 comments written
It amuses me too...

/me goes through it again

Now I think I'm becoming a T
Staren October 14, 2004 07:43
First comment: 14 October, 2004 1 comments written
Hello! New reader posting. This is cool, keep them coming! By the way, what class is Dudley anyway?
Eskimo October 14, 2004 07:50
First comment: 14 April, 2004 166 comments written
Hehe, I have at least a dozen ascensions and apparently answer wrong every now and then when commenting ;-). Thankfully it gives a new question when you miss.
Eskimo October 14, 2004 07:58
First comment: 14 April, 2004 166 comments written
This is like really amusing. I really have to think about what symbol things are. I have to look down at the keyboard and "see" the symbol to remember. I mean, a throneMethought I saw the footsteps of a throne
Which mists and vapours from mine eyes did shroud--
Nor view of who might sit thereon allowed;
But all the steps and ground about were strown
With sights the ruefullest that flesh and bone
Ever put on; a miserable crowd,
Sick, hale, old, young, who cried before that cloud,
"Thou art our king,
O Death! to thee we groan."
Those steps I clomb; the mists before me gave
Smooth way; and I beheld the face of one
Sleeping alone within a mossy cave,
With her face up to heaven; that seemed to have
Pleasing remembrance of a thought foregone;
A lovely Beauty in a summer grave!
        [ Sonnet, by William Wordsworth ]

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(ok, it's rare to some I suspect :-). When I enter a throneMethought I saw the footsteps of a throne
Which mists and vapours from mine eyes did shroud--
Nor view of who might sit thereon allowed;
But all the steps and ground about were strown
With sights the ruefullest that flesh and bone
Ever put on; a miserable crowd,
Sick, hale, old, young, who cried before that cloud,
"Thou art our king,
O Death! to thee we groan."
Those steps I clomb; the mists before me gave
Smooth way; and I beheld the face of one
Sleeping alone within a mossy cave,
With her face up to heaven; that seemed to have
Pleasing remembrance of a thought foregone;
A lovely Beauty in a summer grave!
        [ Sonnet, by William Wordsworth ]

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room I sure know what that odd symbol is but out of my heart I would have guessed at the sink symbol. I think I'll make "NetHack.exe -u wizardEbenezum walked before me along the closest thing we could
find to a path in these overgrown woods. Every few paces he
would pause, so that I, burdened with a pack stuffed with
arcane and heavy paraphernalia, could catch up with his
wizardly strides. He, as usual, carried nothing, preferring,
as he often said, to keep his hands free for quick conjuring
and his mind free for the thoughts of a mage.
        [ A Dealing with Demons, by Craig Shaw Gardner ]

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-D" a favourite just to wish for whatever question comes next. Soon I'll start playing this mini game every day :-O
Kassil, Mithril Dragon October 14, 2004 09:49
First comment: 7 October, 2004 14 comments written
It is interesting how this is all 'encoded' into our minds after playing a while, isn't it? And then we see the name, and have to think on it...
Kassil, Mithril Dragon October 14, 2004 09:50
First comment: 7 October, 2004 14 comments written
And now... Back to cleaning and rearranging my room. Argh. I do hope I don't encounter any newts or grid bugs...
Violist October 14, 2004 17:54
First comment: 25 June, 2004 206 comments written
I'll bet there are grid bugs under the bed.
Nethack Hack October 14, 2004 18:28
First comment: 16 June, 2004 5 comments written
those newts.... i'm just waiting for a Blessed +9 rustproof (and i've actually gotten things to +9 once and it was Frost Brand!!) Newts Bane.... they just never come!
cbus October 14, 2004 23:11
First comment: 14 October, 2004 1 comments written
i would guess for a minotaurThe Minotaur was a monster, half bull, half human, the
offspring of Minos' wife Pasiphae and a wonderfully beautiful
bull. ... When the Minotaur was born Minos did not kill him.
He had Daedalus, a great architect and inventor, construct a
place of confinement for him from which escape was impossible.
Daedalus built the Labyrinth, famous throughout the world.
Once inside, one would go endlessly along its twisting paths
without ever finding the exit.
        [ Mythology, by Edith Hamilton ]

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or archlich from a nice little polytrap in gnomish ;)
or maybe a bonefile with juiblexLittle is known about the Faceless Lord, even the correct
spelling of his name. He does not have a physical form as
we know it, and those who have peered into his realm claim
he is a slime-like creature who swallows other creatures
alive, spits acidic secretions, and causes disease in his
victims which can be almost instantly fatal.

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/yeenoghuYeenoghu, the demon lord of gnolls, still exists although
all his followers have been wiped off the face of the earth.
He casts magic projectiles at those close to him, and a mere
gaze into his piercing eyes may hopelessly confuse the
battle-weary adventurer.

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Miao October 14, 2004 23:42
First comment: 14 October, 2004 1 comments written
Newts arn't that awful... I'm so betting on just a good old falling rockBilbo saw that the moment had come when he must do something.
He could not get up at the brutes and he had nothing to shoot
with; but looking about he saw that in this place there were
many stones lying in what appeared to be a now dry little
watercourse. Bilbo was a pretty fair shot with a stone, and
it did not take him long to find a nice smooth egg-shaped one
that fitted his hand cosily. As a boy he used to practise
throwing stones at things, until rabbits and squirrels, and
even birds, got out of his way as quick as lightning if they
saw him stoop; and even grownup he had still spent a deal of
his time at quoits, dart-throwing, shooting at the wand,
bowls, ninepins and other quiet games of the aiming and
throwing sort - indeed he could do lots of things, besides
blowing smoke-rings, asking riddles and cooking, that I
haven't time to tell you about. There is no time now. While
he was picking up stones, the spider had reached Bombur, and
soon he would have been dead. At that moment Bilbo threw.
The stone struck the spider plunk on the head, and it dropped
senseless off the tree, flop to the ground, with all its legs
curled up.
        [ The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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trap, or poison dart... I always lose characters that way early on :P

Of course... this is Dudley so... probably another newt(kinds of) small animal, like a lizard, which spends most of
its time in the water.
        [ Oxford's Student's Dictionary of Current English ]

"Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."
        [ Macbeth, by William Shakespeare ]

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Violist October 15, 2004 03:59
First comment: 25 June, 2004 206 comments written
Cbus: you have evil ideas. That happened to me once, polytrap in the mines.

Suddenly an XL5 char. was jumped by a few liches, a dragonIn the West the dragon was the natural enemy of man. Although
preferring to live in bleak and desolate regions, whenever it
was seen among men it left in its wake a trail of destruction
and disease. Yet any attempt to slay this beast was a perilous
undertaking. For the dragon's assailant had to contend
not only with clouds of sulphurous fumes pouring from its fire
breathing nostrils, but also with the thrashings of its tail,
the most deadly part of its serpent-like body.
[ Mythical Beasts by Deirdre Headon (The Leprechaun Library) ]

"One whom the dragons will speak with," he said, "that is a
dragonlord, or at least that is the center of the matter. It's
not a trick of mastering the dragons, as most people think.
Dragons have no masters. The question is always the same, with
a dragon: will he talk to you or will he eat you? If you can
count upon his doing the former, and not doing the latter, why
then you're a dragonlord."
        [ The Tombs of Atuan, by Ursula K. Le Guin ]

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, and an arch-lichBut on its heels ere the sunset faded, there came a second
apparition, striding with incredible strides and halting when
it loomed almost upon me in the red twilight-the monstrous mummy
of some ancient king still crowned with untarnished gold but
turning to my gaze a visage that more than time or the worm had
wasted. Broken swathings flapped about the skeleton legs, and
above the crown that was set with sapphires and orange rubies, a
black something swayed and nodded horribly; but, for an instant,
I did not dream what it was. Then, in its middle, two oblique
and scarlet eyes opened and glowed like hellish coals, and two
ophidian fangs glittered in an ape-like mouth. A squat, furless,
shapeless head on a neck of disproportionate extent leaned
unspeakably down and whispered in the mummy's ear. Then, with
one stride, the titanic lich took half the distance between us,
and from out the folds of the tattered sere-cloth a gaunt arm
arose, and fleshless, taloned fingers laden with glowering gems,
reached out and fumbled for my throat . . .
        [ The Abominations of Yondo, Clark Ashton Smith, 1926 ]

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, iirc.
Crawler October 15, 2004 13:06
First comment: 24 August, 2004 57 comments written
Nice idea (the quiz), I had to give it a try!
Crawler October 15, 2004 13:07
First comment: 24 August, 2004 57 comments written
Is the goal to increase the number of comments or to reduce the number of trolls?

It's fun!
E October 15, 2004 20:15
First comment: 2 September, 2004 34 comments written
Trolls, where?.... theres none in the comic....
Coffee Zombie October 20, 2004 10:15
First comment: 11 June, 2004 18 comments written
E - with 'trolls' I believe Crawler means the spammers who resently flooded these pages... before Dion implemented the quiz below.
Surprizingly enough not a single spammer has come up with a correct answer by luck! :-)
(Now, I wonder if I remember the right answer to this........)
Coffee Zombie October 20, 2004 10:21
First comment: 11 June, 2004 18 comments written
I did I did! :-)
  June 3, 2005 01:00
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
Actually you don't need -u wizardEbenezum walked before me along the closest thing we could
find to a path in these overgrown woods. Every few paces he
would pause, so that I, burdened with a pack stuffed with
arcane and heavy paraphernalia, could catch up with his
wizardly strides. He, as usual, carried nothing, preferring,
as he often said, to keep his hands free for quick conjuring
and his mind free for the thoughts of a mage.
        [ A Dealing with Demons, by Craig Shaw Gardner ]

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to enter WizardEbenezum walked before me along the closest thing we could
find to a path in these overgrown woods. Every few paces he
would pause, so that I, burdened with a pack stuffed with
arcane and heavy paraphernalia, could catch up with his
wizardly strides. He, as usual, carried nothing, preferring,
as he often said, to keep his hands free for quick conjuring
and his mind free for the thoughts of a mage.
        [ A Dealing with Demons, by Craig Shaw Gardner ]

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Mode: you just need to run nethack -D and choose wizardEbenezum walked before me along the closest thing we could
find to a path in these overgrown woods. Every few paces he
would pause, so that I, burdened with a pack stuffed with
arcane and heavy paraphernalia, could catch up with his
wizardly strides. He, as usual, carried nothing, preferring,
as he often said, to keep his hands free for quick conjuring
and his mind free for the thoughts of a mage.
        [ A Dealing with Demons, by Craig Shaw Gardner ]

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as your name.
Fathead April 12, 2006 03:37
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Someone missed a pointer....
Grognor April 24, 2007 09:31
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
Kernigh forgot this newt(kinds of) small animal, like a lizard, which spends most of
its time in the water.
        [ Oxford's Student's Dictionary of Current English ]

"Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."
        [ Macbeth, by William Shakespeare ]

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comic.
HK June 6, 2007 05:12
First comment: 1 June, 2007 309 comments written
Darn, Grognor beat me to it! I wanted to say that Kernigh missed this one! Arrgh!
Grognor, killed by a newt December 1, 2007 23:32
First comment: 28 November, 2007 19 comments written
HAHA! Back in time!

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