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Dudley's dungeon -- Monday, 26 May, 2008

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Monday, 26 May, 2008 by Barker
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@ "I can't thank the creator of the Luggage patch enough."


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Wellan May 26, 2008 00:24
First comment: 27 November, 2007 247 comments written
That would indeed be convenient...

Worth a chuckle. Good.
Antheridium May 26, 2008 03:37
First comment: 17 May, 2007 442 comments written
You carefully open the Luggage... the Luggage develops a sharp set of teeth and bites you!

"All right, I won't put any more 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
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corpses in you! Now can I please have my unicorn hornMen have always sought the elusive unicorn, for the single
twisted horn which projected from its forehead was thought to
be a powerful talisman. It was said that the unicorn had
simply to dip the tip of its horn in a muddy pool for the water
to become pure. Men also believed that to drink from this horn
was a protection against all sickness, and that if the horn was
ground to a powder it would act as an antidote to all poisons.
Less than 200 years ago in France, the horn of a unicorn was
used in a ceremony to test the royal food for poison.

Although only the size of a small horse, the unicorn is a very
fierce beast, capable of killing an elephant with a single
thrust from its horn. Its fleetness of foot also makes this
solitary creature difficult to capture. However, it can be
tamed and captured by a maiden. Made gentle by the sight of a
virgin, the unicorn can be lured to lay its head in her lap, and
in this docile mood, the maiden may secure it with a golden rope.
[ Mythical Beasts, by Deirdre Headon (The Leprechaun Library) ]

Martin took a small sip of beer. "Almost ready," he said.
"You hold your beer awfully well."
Tlingel laughed. "A unicorn's horn is a detoxicant. Its
possession is a universal remedy. I wait until I reach the
warm glow stage, then I use my horn to burn off any excess and
keep me right there."
        [ Unicorn Variations, by Roger Zelazny ]

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?"
Gadora May 26, 2008 03:58
First comment: 21 September, 2006 88 comments written
A new touristThe road from Ankh-Morpork to Chrim is high, white and
winding, a thirty-league stretch of potholes and half-buried
rocks that spirals around mountains and dips into cool green
valleys of citrus trees, crosses liana-webbed gorges on
creaking rope bridges and is generally more picturesque than
useful.
Picturesque. That was a new word to Rincewind the wizard
(BMgc, Unseen University [failed]). It was one of a number
he had picked up since leaving the charred ruins of
Ankh-Morpork. Quaint was another one. Picturesque meant --
he decided after careful observation of the scenery that
inspired Twoflower to use the word -- that the landscape was
horribly precipitous. Quaint, when used to describe the
occasional village through which they passed, meant fever-
ridden and tumbledown.
Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the discworld.
Tourist, Rincewind had decided, meant "idiot".
        [ The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett ]

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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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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
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reward?
Loof May 26, 2008 13:07
First comment: 2 May, 2005 22 comments written
YANI, secret pets unlockable during the 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 ]

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.
, and of course, the luggage as TouristThe road from Ankh-Morpork to Chrim is high, white and
winding, a thirty-league stretch of potholes and half-buried
rocks that spirals around mountains and dips into cool green
valleys of citrus trees, crosses liana-webbed gorges on
creaking rope bridges and is generally more picturesque than
useful.
Picturesque. That was a new word to Rincewind the wizard
(BMgc, Unseen University [failed]). It was one of a number
he had picked up since leaving the charred ruins of
Ankh-Morpork. Quaint was another one. Picturesque meant --
he decided after careful observation of the scenery that
inspired Twoflower to use the word -- that the landscape was
horribly precipitous. Quaint, when used to describe the
occasional village through which they passed, meant fever-
ridden and tumbledown.
Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the discworld.
Tourist, Rincewind had decided, meant "idiot".
        [ The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett ]

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
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unlockable. Gotten by helping 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 ]

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named Rincewind.
Nameless May 26, 2008 13:21
First comment: 29 December, 2004 281 comments written
I get the reference, but there's nothing particularly funny about the comic ...
Medardo May 26, 2008 20:02
First comment: 5 December, 2007 23 comments written
Useful!
gneek May 26, 2008 21:14
First comment: 18 January, 2008 159 comments written
Erm... Can someone explain this to me? My NHPatchDB searches didn't help :(
Kernigh May 26, 2008 23:38
First comment: 6 April, 2005 349 comments written
The ( following @ is the luggage!
Tourist May 27, 2008 14:10
First comment: 27 May, 2008 1 comments written
Rated E for the idea, but a normal box would be useless for carrying corpses.
Could you make ice boxes out of this magical wood?

There should at least be some way in NH to drag heavy things behind you using the iron chain"You are fettered, " said Scrooge, trembling. "Tell me why?"
"I wear the chain I forged in life," replied the Ghost. "I
made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my
own free will, and of my own free will I wore it. Is its
pattern strange to you?"
Scrooge trembled more and more.
"Or would you know," pursued the Ghost, "the weight and
length of the strong coil you bear yourself? It was full as
heavy and as long as this, seven Christmas Eves ago. You
have laboured on it, since. It is a ponderous chain!"
        [ A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens ]

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
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.
My question: Which character represents an iron ball"You are fettered, " said Scrooge, trembling. "Tell me why?"
"I wear the chain I forged in life," replied the Ghost. "I
made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my
own free will, and of my own free will I wore it. Is its
pattern strange to you?"
Scrooge trembled more and more.
"Or would you know," pursued the Ghost, "the weight and
length of the strong coil you bear yourself? It was full as
heavy and as long as this, seven Christmas Eves ago. You
have laboured on it, since. It is a ponderous chain!"
        [ A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens ]

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
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  May 28, 2008 02:53
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
Wow. I finished The Colour of Magic just in time to get this joke.
Rose May 29, 2008 01:18
First comment: 3 July, 2006 79 comments written
I think Dudley just picked up everying in the piles, corpses and all.

The comic doesn't refer to COM - it is just ordinary luggage.

If it is not funny, then you haven't spent enough time stashing stuff into boxes next to stairs or alters and trying to find them again later. This would be a sweet patch; although it would be most useful combined with the ESCALATOR patch. Excellent.
Antheridium June 1, 2008 04:16
First comment: 17 May, 2007 442 comments written
The stash situation is partially addressed by the dungeon overview patch, which lets you #annotate levels.
rpresser June 4, 2008 06:05
First comment: 6 October, 2005 51 comments written
@ Rose: I don't think you're right. The Luggage KILLED everything within two turns of entering the room. Then it picked up all the corpses and junk automatically. This is pure COM.

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