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Dudley's dungeon -- Thursday, 16 November, 2006

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You pinch your arm. Ouch! That hurts!
YANC - Yet Another Newt Comic


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Grunt November 16, 2006 01:37
First comment: 25 July, 2006 36 comments written
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L November 16, 2006 07:52
First comment: 10 February, 2005 285 comments written
You wake up.
Roger Barnett November 16, 2006 13:11
First comment: 7 April, 2006 143 comments written
Newts, newts everywhere!
Tux November 16, 2006 13:36
First comment: 6 November, 2006 9 comments written
Newts!

BTW: aren't Grid Bugs the weakest enemies in nethack? (Only judged by the amount of deaths by them when frozen to the floor or fainted)
A November 16, 2006 13:47
First comment: 24 October, 2006 70 comments written
Tux: I think lichenThe chamber was of unhewn rock, round, as near as might
be, eighteen or twenty feet across, and gay with rich
variety of fern and moss and lichen. The fern was in
its winter still, or coiling for the spring-tide; but
moss was in abundant life, some feathering, and some
gobleted, and some with fringe of red to it.
        [ Lorna Doone, by R.D. Blackmore ]

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is the weakest one as it can't hurt at all.
SomeoneElse November 16, 2006 14:52
First comment: 11 September, 2006 143 comments written
Lichens give four exp. Newts and grid bugs give one.
Fathead November 16, 2006 23:24
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
The author: Speaking of NCs, I need to finish my list.
Grognor April 20, 2007 08:41
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
The weakest enemy would be a cancelled grid bugThese electronically based creatures are not native to this
universe. They appear to come from a world whose laws of
motion are radically different from ours.

Tron looked to his mate and pilot. "I'm going to check on
the beam connection, Yori. You two can keep a watch out for
grid bugs." Tron paced forward along the slender catwalk
that still seemed awfully insubstantial to Flynn, though he
knew it to be amazingly sturdy. He gazed after Tron, asking
himself what in the world a grid bug was, and hoping that the
beam connection -- to which he'd given no thought whatsoever
until this moment -- was healthy and sound."
[ Tron, novel by Brian Daley, story by Steven Lisberger ]

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. Now it can't do damage, does not leave a revivable corpse, tries to scurry on to the "grid" angles and bites for no damage... Loses shock resistance... Can't carry anything. You could be surrounded by floating eyes and a cancelled grid bugThese electronically based creatures are not native to this
universe. They appear to come from a world whose laws of
motion are radically different from ours.

Tron looked to his mate and pilot. "I'm going to check on
the beam connection, Yori. You two can keep a watch out for
grid bugs." Tron paced forward along the slender catwalk
that still seemed awfully insubstantial to Flynn, though he
knew it to be amazingly sturdy. He gazed after Tron, asking
himself what in the world a grid bug was, and hoping that the
beam connection -- to which he'd given no thought whatsoever
until this moment -- was healthy and sound."
[ Tron, novel by Brian Daley, story by Steven Lisberger ]

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, while starving and deathly sick, and hallucinating, and survive easily. (The towelThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say
on the subject of towels.
A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing
an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great
practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as
you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie
on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus
V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it
beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of
Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down down the slow heavy
River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it
round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze
of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mind-bogglingly
stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't
see you - daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can
wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of
course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean
enough.
        [ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,
         by Douglas Adams ]

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bites. You are shocked back to your senses!) And they're slow. Also: They provide no nutrition because of no corpse. Lichens can hold you in place while trying to flee from a titanGaea, mother earth, arose from the Chaos and gave birth to
Uranus, heaven, who became her consort. Uranus hated all
their children, because he feared they might challenge his
own authority. Those children, the Titans, the Gigantes,
and the Cyclops, were banished to the nether world. Their
enraged mother eventually released the youngest titan,
Chronos (time), and encouraged him to castrate his father and
rule in his place. Later, he too was challenged by his own
son, Zeus, and he and his fellow titans were ousted from
Mount Olympus.
        [ Greek Mythology, by Richard Patrick ]

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. (Unlikely, yes, but...)
And their corpses can be revived. And they can choke you to 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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, like newts, even when dead! And, like newts, can cause food poisoning. If you think about it, lichens are much harder to deal with in an overall sense than grid bugs. Especially cancelled grid bugs.
Strephon May 19, 2007 05:57
First comment: 12 March, 2007 17 comments written
Lichens give 4 XP because they can grab onto you; some special abilities increase the XP value of the monster (see: krakens), and that's one of them. (I also suspect it may be the Dev Team taking pity on low-level characters.)
Quint Sakugarne January 2, 2008 18:11
First comment: 1 January, 2008 233 comments written
LichenThe chamber was of unhewn rock, round, as near as might
be, eighteen or twenty feet across, and gay with rich
variety of fern and moss and lichen. The fern was in
its winter still, or coiling for the spring-tide; but
moss was in abundant life, some feathering, and some
gobleted, and some with fringe of red to it.
        [ Lorna Doone, by R.D. Blackmore ]

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's can't cause food poisoning. Their corpses stay safe to eat forever.
Fathead May 7, 2008 21:05
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
The (YAThe arrow of choice of the samurai, ya are made of very
straight bamboo, and are tipped with hardened steel.

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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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