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Dudley's dungeon -- Wednesday, 14 May, 2008

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Wednesday, 14 May, 2008 by Wellan
                    
                    
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"Sheesh...now where's my...here we go..."
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"Hey, this isn't it..."
A cockatriceOnce in a great while, when the positions of the stars are
just right, a seven-year-old rooster will lay an egg. Then,
along will come a snake, to coil around the egg, or a toad,
to squat upon the egg, keeping it warm and helping it to
hatch. When it hatches, out comes a creature called basilisk,
or cockatrice, the most deadly of all creatures. A single
glance from its yellow, piercing toad's eyes will kill both
man and beast. Its power of destruction is said to be so
great that sometimes simply to hear its hiss can prove fatal.
Its breath is so venomous that it causes all vegetation
to wither.

There is, however, one creature which can withstand the
basilisk's deadly gaze, and this is the weasel. No one knows
why this is so, but although the fierce weasel can slay the
basilisk, it will itself be killed in the struggle. Perhaps
the weasel knows the basilisk's fatal weakness: if it ever
sees its own reflection in a mirror it will perish instantly.
But even a dead basilisk is dangerous, for it is said that
merely touching its lifeless body can cause a person to
sicken and die.
[ Mythical Beasts by Deirdre Headon (The Leprechaun Library)
and other sources ]

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
corpse (weapon in hand) ---------- |..%.%...| #...^....*| |...`....| |`.......| |......$.- ----------
"This is...wait, I don't even need this anymore."
You drop a          
cockatriceOnce in a great while, when the positions of the stars are
just right, a seven-year-old rooster will lay an egg. Then,
along will come a snake, to coil around the egg, or a toad,
to squat upon the egg, keeping it warm and helping it to
hatch. When it hatches, out comes a creature called basilisk,
or cockatrice, the most deadly of all creatures. A single
glance from its yellow, piercing toad's eyes will kill both
man and beast. Its power of destruction is said to be so
great that sometimes simply to hear its hiss can prove fatal.
Its breath is so venomous that it causes all vegetation
to wither.

There is, however, one creature which can withstand the
basilisk's deadly gaze, and this is the weasel. No one knows
why this is so, but although the fierce weasel can slay the
basilisk, it will itself be killed in the struggle. Perhaps
the weasel knows the basilisk's fatal weakness: if it ever
sees its own reflection in a mirror it will perish instantly.
But even a dead basilisk is dangerous, for it is said that
merely touching its lifeless body can cause a person to
sicken and die.
[ Mythical Beasts by Deirdre Headon (The Leprechaun Library)
and other sources ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
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"...can't see a thing..."
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"Gah! My eyes!"
A +0 pick-axeThe mine is full of holes;
With the wound of pickaxes.
But look at the goldsmith's store.
There, there is gold everywhere.
        [ Divan-i Kebir Meter 2, by Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi ]

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"Here we go..."
The statueThen at last he began to wonder why the lion was standing so
still - for it hadn't moved one inch since he first set eyes
on it. Edmund now ventured a little nearer, still keeping in
the shadow of the arch as much as he could. He now saw from
the way the lion was standing that it couldn't have been
looking at him at all. ("But supposing it turns its head?"
thought Edmund.) In fact it was staring at something else -
namely a little dwarf who stood with his back to it about
four feet away. "Aha!" thought Edmund. "When it springs at
the dwarf then will be my chance to escape." But still the
lion never moved, nor did the dwarf. And now at last Edmund
remembered what the others had said about the White Witch
turning people into stone. Perhaps this was only a stone
lion. And as soon as he had thought of that he noticed that
the lion's back and the top of its head were covered with
snow. Of course it must be only a statue!
        [ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis ]

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
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@ "Finally!"
                    
                    
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Average rating: Excellent
Number of ratings: 53

Comments

Jack Simth May 14, 2008 00:54
First comment: 3 January, 2005 59 comments written
Okay, I've got the sudden urge to open nethack in 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 ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
mode and see if that's even possible.
Wellan May 14, 2008 01:41
First comment: 27 November, 2007 247 comments written
I don't believe that it is, unfortunately. So I guess it's YANI.
Rose May 14, 2008 02:25
First comment: 3 July, 2006 79 comments written
this comic has a great buildup! where is dudley? what's going on? why would a cockatriceOnce in a great while, when the positions of the stars are
just right, a seven-year-old rooster will lay an egg. Then,
along will come a snake, to coil around the egg, or a toad,
to squat upon the egg, keeping it warm and helping it to
hatch. When it hatches, out comes a creature called basilisk,
or cockatrice, the most deadly of all creatures. A single
glance from its yellow, piercing toad's eyes will kill both
man and beast. Its power of destruction is said to be so
great that sometimes simply to hear its hiss can prove fatal.
Its breath is so venomous that it causes all vegetation
to wither.

There is, however, one creature which can withstand the
basilisk's deadly gaze, and this is the weasel. No one knows
why this is so, but although the fierce weasel can slay the
basilisk, it will itself be killed in the struggle. Perhaps
the weasel knows the basilisk's fatal weakness: if it ever
sees its own reflection in a mirror it will perish instantly.
But even a dead basilisk is dangerous, for it is said that
merely touching its lifeless body can cause a person to
sicken and die.
[ Mythical Beasts by Deirdre Headon (The Leprechaun Library)
and other sources ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
corpse be useless? and then it all comes together in the last panel. E!

ok, so it isn't what happens
but it is exactly what i thought would happen the first time i tried it :D
Eskimo May 14, 2008 07:36
First comment: 14 April, 2004 166 comments written
Sure as heck didn't see that coming. Possible or not, excellent!
  May 14, 2008 07:50
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
"You jump through an opening in the new statueThen at last he began to wonder why the lion was standing so
still - for it hadn't moved one inch since he first set eyes
on it. Edmund now ventured a little nearer, still keeping in
the shadow of the arch as much as he could. He now saw from
the way the lion was standing that it couldn't have been
looking at him at all. ("But supposing it turns its head?"
thought Edmund.) In fact it was staring at something else -
namely a little dwarf who stood with his back to it about
four feet away. "Aha!" thought Edmund. "When it springs at
the dwarf then will be my chance to escape." But still the
lion never moved, nor did the dwarf. And now at last Edmund
remembered what the others had said about the White Witch
turning people into stone. Perhaps this was only a stone
lion. And as soon as he had thought of that he noticed that
the lion's back and the top of its head were covered with
snow. Of course it must be only a statue!
        [ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
of a purple wormA gargantuan version of the harmless rain-worm, the purple
worm poses a huge threat to the ordinary adventurer. It is
known to swallow whole and digest its victims within only a
few minutes. These worms are always on guard, sensitive
to the most minute vibrations in the earth, but may also
be awakened by a remote shriek.

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
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."

So not possible. Too bad.
Medardo May 14, 2008 08:00
First comment: 5 December, 2007 23 comments written
Complimenti Wellan! Brilliant!
Paradox May 14, 2008 10:09
First comment: 5 October, 2006 17 comments written
I agree with Rose. Excellent!
Miss Hairy Hawkes May 14, 2008 10:25
First comment: 14 May, 2008 1 comments written
As I suspected, this comic is currently the "Top .. best comic" http://www.nicolaas.net/dudley/statistics.php with an average rating of ... five.

Way to go!
jukka May 14, 2008 12:54
First comment: 22 November, 2006 57 comments written
Even though it is not possible in a real game, this was FUNNY!
Mordae May 14, 2008 13:39
First comment: 11 May, 2007 116 comments written
Bravo! Well executed hilarity.
jukka May 14, 2008 14:15
First comment: 22 November, 2006 57 comments written
Misusing to reset rating.
Mordae May 14, 2008 14:16
First comment: 11 May, 2007 116 comments written
Misusing to reset rating.
Though apparently it doesn't work...
gneek May 14, 2008 16:35
First comment: 18 January, 2008 159 comments written
I like.

It's kinda like that one where Dudley stones a mimicThe ancestors of the modern day chameleon, these creatures can
assume the form of anything in their surroundings. They may
assume the shape of objects or dungeon features. Unlike the
chameleon though, which assumes the shape of another creature
and goes in hunt of food, the mimic waits patiently for its
meals to come in search of it.

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in a shop that appears to be a staircase. And it worked!
Drizhen May 14, 2008 16:55
First comment: 21 February, 2008 20 comments written
Gah, I think I should play NetHack more often. I'm forgetting which symbols are which....
Blackened May 14, 2008 20:25
First comment: 14 May, 2008 31 comments written
Excellent! I didn't see that coming, so the last panel just kicked me off my chair. :-)
Antheridium May 14, 2008 22:12
First comment: 17 May, 2007 442 comments written
One of the best ever?
Toby Bartels May 14, 2008 23:53
First comment: 11 August, 2007 83 comments written
Who are these people that only rated it G!?
billnye May 14, 2008 23:54
First comment: 21 August, 2006 2 comments written
<obligatory>me too</obligatory>
Deshmeister Prime May 15, 2008 00:42
First comment: 15 May, 2008 20 comments written
Not Back
SomeoneElse May 15, 2008 01:34
First comment: 11 September, 2006 143 comments written
I like this one lots.
jukka May 15, 2008 09:24
First comment: 22 November, 2006 57 comments written
Who did that "Misusing to reset rating" and what is it about?
Luos May 15, 2008 22:26
First comment: 13 November, 2005 29 comments written
Excellent! And my question was "Which character represents a boulderI worked the lever well under, and stretched my back; the end
of the stone rose up, and I kicked the fulcrum under. Then,
when I was going to bear down, I remembered there was
something to get out from below; when I let go of the lever,
the stone would fall again. I sat down to think, on the root
of the oak tree; and, seeing it stand about the ground, I saw
my way. It was lucky I had brought a longer lever. It would
just reach to wedge under the oak root.
Bearing it down so far would have been easy for a heavy man,
but was a hard fight for me. But this time I meant to do it
if it killed me, because I knew it could be done. Twice I
got it nearly there, and twice the weight bore it up again;
but when I flung myself on it the third time, I heard in my
ears the sea-sound of Poseidon. Then I knew this time I
would do it; and so I did.
        [ The King Must Die, by Mary Renault ]

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or statueThen at last he began to wonder why the lion was standing so
still - for it hadn't moved one inch since he first set eyes
on it. Edmund now ventured a little nearer, still keeping in
the shadow of the arch as much as he could. He now saw from
the way the lion was standing that it couldn't have been
looking at him at all. ("But supposing it turns its head?"
thought Edmund.) In fact it was staring at something else -
namely a little dwarf who stood with his back to it about
four feet away. "Aha!" thought Edmund. "When it springs at
the dwarf then will be my chance to escape." But still the
lion never moved, nor did the dwarf. And now at last Edmund
remembered what the others had said about the White Witch
turning people into stone. Perhaps this was only a stone
lion. And as soon as he had thought of that he noticed that
the lion's back and the top of its head were covered with
snow. Of course it must be only a statue!
        [ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
?"
TK May 17, 2008 23:55
First comment: 11 August, 2007 69 comments written
Hilarious!

Course, if Dudley was a 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 ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
he could just cast force bolt to shatter the statueThen at last he began to wonder why the lion was standing so
still - for it hadn't moved one inch since he first set eyes
on it. Edmund now ventured a little nearer, still keeping in
the shadow of the arch as much as he could. He now saw from
the way the lion was standing that it couldn't have been
looking at him at all. ("But supposing it turns its head?"
thought Edmund.) In fact it was staring at something else -
namely a little dwarf who stood with his back to it about
four feet away. "Aha!" thought Edmund. "When it springs at
the dwarf then will be my chance to escape." But still the
lion never moved, nor did the dwarf. And now at last Edmund
remembered what the others had said about the White Witch
turning people into stone. Perhaps this was only a stone
lion. And as soon as he had thought of that he noticed that
the lion's back and the top of its head were covered with
snow. Of course it must be only a statue!
        [ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
...

I'll admit it - I'm rather partial to the 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 ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
class.
Fredil May 20, 2008 04:25
First comment: 17 April, 2008 26 comments written
Hah! That's all I can say!
solra@bizna.name May 26, 2008 03:17
First comment: 26 May, 2008 1 comments written
Posting for the first time to say...
BEST. COMIC. EVER.
Dani June 24, 2008 22:33
First comment: 7 June, 2008 39 comments written
Epic props to Wellan. Isn't there a "bloody awesome" rating?
nooodl August 4, 2008 14:14
First comment: 21 March, 2008 4 comments written
I just did this in 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 ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
mode. It is possible.
Vins March 22, 2009 12:09
First comment: 4 April, 2008 13 comments written
Best comic for ever....

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