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Dudley's dungeon -- Tuesday, 26 July, 2005

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ThothThe Egyptian god of the moon and wisdom, Thoth is the patron
deity of scribes and of knowledge, including scientific,
medical and mathematical writing, and is said to have given
mankind the art of hieroglyphic writing. He is important as
a mediator and counsellor amongst the gods and is the scribe
of the Heliopolis Ennead pantheon. According to mythology,
he was born from the head of the god Seth. He may be
depicted in human form with the head of an ibis, wholly as an
ibis, or as a seated baboon sometimes with its torso covered
in feathers. His attributes include a crown which consists
of a crescent moon surmounted by a moon disc.
Thoth is generally regarded as a benign deity. He is also
scrupulously fair and is responsible not only for entering
in the record the souls who pass to afterlife, but of
adjudicating in the Hall of the Two Truths. The Pyramid
Texts reveal a violent side of his nature by which he
decapitates the adversaries of truth and wrenches out their
hearts.
        [ Encyclopedia of Gods, by Michael Jordan ]

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accepts your gift, and gains dominion over MolochAnd the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever
he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that
sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech;
he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall
stone him with stones.
And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off
from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto
Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes
from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill
him not:
Then I will set my face against that man, and against his
family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after
him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
        [ Leviticus 20:1-5 ]

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... MolochAnd the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever
he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that
sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech;
he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall
stone him with stones.
And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off
from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto
Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes
from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill
him not:
Then I will set my face against that man, and against his
family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after
him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
        [ Leviticus 20:1-5 ]

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is enraged...
                    
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Fortunately, ThothThe Egyptian god of the moon and wisdom, Thoth is the patron
deity of scribes and of knowledge, including scientific,
medical and mathematical writing, and is said to have given
mankind the art of hieroglyphic writing. He is important as
a mediator and counsellor amongst the gods and is the scribe
of the Heliopolis Ennead pantheon. According to mythology,
he was born from the head of the god Seth. He may be
depicted in human form with the head of an ibis, wholly as an
ibis, or as a seated baboon sometimes with its torso covered
in feathers. His attributes include a crown which consists
of a crescent moon surmounted by a moon disc.
Thoth is generally regarded as a benign deity. He is also
scrupulously fair and is responsible not only for entering
in the record the souls who pass to afterlife, but of
adjudicating in the Hall of the Two Truths. The Pyramid
Texts reveal a violent side of his nature by which he
decapitates the adversaries of truth and wrenches out their
hearts.
        [ Encyclopedia of Gods, by Michael Jordan ]

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permits you to live... A cloudI wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
        [ I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, by William Wordsworth ]

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of orangeWhat was the fruit like? Unfortunately, no one can describe
a taste. All I can say is that, compared with those fruits,
the freshest grapefruit you've ever eaten was dull, and the
juiciest orange was dry, and the most melting pear was hard
and woody, and the sweetest wild strawberry was sour. And
there were no seeds or stones, and no wasps. If you had once
eaten that fruit, all the nicest things in this world would
taste like medicines after it. But I can't describe it. You
can't find out what it is like unless you can get to that
country and taste it for yourself.
        [ The Last Battle, by C.S. Lewis ]

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smoke surrounds you...
                    
                    
                    
                    
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Kernigh July 26, 2005 01:25
First comment: 6 April, 2005 349 comments written
Then MolochAnd the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever
he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that
sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech;
he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall
stone him with stones.
And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off
from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto
Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes
from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill
him not:
Then I will set my face against that man, and against his
family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after
him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
        [ Leviticus 20:1-5 ]

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stole the Amulet"The complete Amulet can keep off all the things that make
people unhappy -- jealousy, bad temper, pride, disagreeableness,
greediness, selfishness, laziness. Evil spirits, people called
them when the Amulet was made. Don't you think it would be nice
to have it?"
"Very," said the children, quite without enthusiasm.
"And it can give you strength and courage."
"That's better," said Cyril.
"And virtue."
"I suppose it's nice to have that," said Jane, but not with much
interest.
"And it can give you your heart's desire."
"Now you're talking," said Robert.
        [ The Story of the Amulet, by Edith Nesbit ]

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from ThothThe Egyptian god of the moon and wisdom, Thoth is the patron
deity of scribes and of knowledge, including scientific,
medical and mathematical writing, and is said to have given
mankind the art of hieroglyphic writing. He is important as
a mediator and counsellor amongst the gods and is the scribe
of the Heliopolis Ennead pantheon. According to mythology,
he was born from the head of the god Seth. He may be
depicted in human form with the head of an ibis, wholly as an
ibis, or as a seated baboon sometimes with its torso covered
in feathers. His attributes include a crown which consists
of a crescent moon surmounted by a moon disc.
Thoth is generally regarded as a benign deity. He is also
scrupulously fair and is responsible not only for entering
in the record the souls who pass to afterlife, but of
adjudicating in the Hall of the Two Truths. The Pyramid
Texts reveal a violent side of his nature by which he
decapitates the adversaries of truth and wrenches out their
hearts.
        [ Encyclopedia of Gods, by Michael Jordan ]

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and "hid it in the dark cavities of Gehennom, the Under World" ...
L July 26, 2005 16:50
First comment: 10 February, 2005 285 comments written
Why do I get the feeling that this webcomic's readership has lessened of late?
L July 26, 2005 16:56
First comment: 10 February, 2005 285 comments written
Maybe it's because the regulars just ran out of witty retorts with which to distill chemicals.
...
See, now you're forced to make your own comebacks. Autocannibalism!
Eemeli July 26, 2005 20:02
First comment: 2 March, 2005 143 comments written
Nah, we are just lazy to comment these in summer...
New Guy July 26, 2005 21:28
First comment: 24 May, 2005 7 comments written
This whole ascention theme is so completely way over my head. I've never even come close to ascending... I wouldnt know ascention if it hit me over the head.
Plague July 26, 2005 21:47
First comment: 31 January, 2005 102 comments written
Hey, I bet most of us didn't ascend. The farthest I've gone is Lvl 14. (Yes laugh you fools) Autocannibalism, nice one L.
Dion July 26, 2005 22:01
First comment: 2 February, 2004 100 comments written
The number of times this comic was shown to someone can be found on the bottom right corner of the pageThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

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, in lightStrange creatures formed from energy rather than matter,
lights are given to self-destructive behavior when battling
foes.

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grey. (On the left side is the sequence number of this comic; this is Dd #382.) As you can see, the number are slightly lower this week, but not dangerously so.
Mantar July 26, 2005 22:37
First comment: 17 June, 2004 197 comments written
You guys are not alone. I've never ascended either. Furthest I've gotten was one floor below MedusaMedusa, one of the three Gorgons or Graeae, is the only one
of her sisters to have assumed mortal form and inhabited the
dungeon world.

When Perseus was grown up Polydectes sent him to attempt the
conquest of Medusa, a terrible monster who had laid waste the
country. She was once a beautiful maiden whose hair was her
chief glory, but as she dared to vie in beauty with Minerva,
the goddess deprived her of her charms and changed her
beautiful ringlets into hissing serpents. She became a cruel
monster of so frightful an aspect that no living thing could
behold her without being turned into stone. All around the
cavern where she dwelt might be seen the stony figures of men
and animals which had chanced to catch a glimpse of her and
had been petrified with the sight. Perseus, favoured by
Minerva and Mercury, the former of whom lent him her shield
and the latter his winged shoes, approached Medusa while she
slept and taking care not to look directly at her, but guided
by her image reflected in the bright shield which he bore, he
cut off her head and gave it to Minerva, who fixed it in the
middle of her Aegis.
        [ Bulfinch's Mythology, by Thomas Bulfinch ]

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with a valkyrieThe Valkyries were the thirteen choosers of the slain, the
beautiful warrior-maids of Odin who rode through the air and
over the sea. They watched the progress of the battle and
selected the heroes who were to fall fighting. After they
were dead, the maidens rewarded the heroes by kissing them
and then led their souls to Valhalla, where the warriors
lived happily in an ideal existence, drinking and eating
without restraint and fighting over again the battles in
which they died and in which they had won their deathless
fame.
        [ The Encyclopaedia of Myths and Legends of All
                Nations, by Herbert Robinson and Knox
                Wilson ]

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once a couple years ago. Since then my best game was with a barbarianThey dressed alike -- in buckskin boots, leathern breeks and
deerskin shirts, with broad girdles that held axes and short
swords; and they were all gaunt and scarred and hard-eyed;
sinewy and taciturn.
They were wild men, of a sort, yet there was still a wide
gulf between them and the Cimmerian. They were sons of
civilization, reverted to a semi-barbarism. He was a
barbarian of a thousand generations of barbarians. They had
acquired stealth and craft, but he had been born to these
things. He excelled them even in lithe economy of motion.
They were wolves, but he was a tiger.
        [ Conan - The Warrior, by Robert E. Howard ]

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who got killed on the first questMany, possibly most, Tours are organized as a Quest. This
is like a large-scale treasure hunt, with clues scattered
all over the continent, a few false leads, Mystical Masters
as game-show hosts, and the Dark Lord and the Terrain to
make the Quest interestingly difficult. [...]
In order to be assured of your future custom, the Management
has a further Rule: Tourists, far from being rewarded for
achieving their Quest Object, must then go on to conquer
the Dark Lord or set about Saving the World, or both. And
why not? By then you will have had a lot of practice in
that sort of thing and, besides, the Quest Object is usually
designed to help you do it.
[ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, by Diana Wynne Jones ]

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level. (Stupid sea monsters)
I've got a valkyrieThe Valkyries were the thirteen choosers of the slain, the
beautiful warrior-maids of Odin who rode through the air and
over the sea. They watched the progress of the battle and
selected the heroes who were to fall fighting. After they
were dead, the maidens rewarded the heroes by kissing them
and then led their souls to Valhalla, where the warriors
lived happily in an ideal existence, drinking and eating
without restraint and fighting over again the battles in
which they died and in which they had won their deathless
fame.
        [ The Encyclopaedia of Myths and Legends of All
                Nations, by Herbert Robinson and Knox
                Wilson ]

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named Jirel who's doing alright in the early game now. I'm anxiously not-praying to avoid a YASD.
Noah July 29, 2005 23:18
First comment: 20 July, 2005 4 comments written
L wrote:
>Why do I get the feeling that this webcomic's readership has lessened of late?

for me, its because of all the javascript things,
they really mess up my browser (mosaic beta 2.7)
Dion July 30, 2005 09:53
First comment: 2 February, 2004 100 comments written
JavaScript? Where?
You can go to the Options pageThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

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to disable popups (100% pure CSS, though) and even have text-only comics.
Larnde Solen July 31, 2005 20:50
First comment: 18 February, 2005 14 comments written
Bleh. I've never come close to assending even in explore mode. I don't think the game likes me...
Fathead June 20, 2006 21:42
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
"Now where did I put my orangeWhat was the fruit like? Unfortunately, no one can describe
a taste. All I can say is that, compared with those fruits,
the freshest grapefruit you've ever eaten was dull, and the
juiciest orange was dry, and the most melting pear was hard
and woody, and the sweetest wild strawberry was sour. And
there were no seeds or stones, and no wasps. If you had once
eaten that fruit, all the nicest things in this world would
taste like medicines after it. But I can't describe it. You
can't find out what it is like unless you can get to that
country and taste it for yourself.
        [ The Last Battle, by C.S. Lewis ]

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smoke...." --Colossal Cave Adventure, Will Crothers, et al.
Grognor April 15, 2007 01:53
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
206? That's a low number! CALL THE REINFORCEMENTS!

Also, I don't get it.
BOOM

Grognor has exploded.

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