while trying to ascend foodless atheist, a promising elven wizard
Wimp started out with ?oL,?oCharg,?oMM,+FB,+Knock,!oGL,!oEH,!oB,
Wimp looked for a =oSD or poly thus she stayed not long at each
DLvl, but digged down when no special message (sink) poped up.
When she fell to DLvl 7 she found herself inside a 6x3 wand shop
with move ~300.
Wimp activated autopickup and took a little walk.
A wand priced 150, ..., a wand priced 233, ..., a zinc wand priced
666, ..., a long wand priced 888, ..., a wand priced 133.
Scroll back. Yes, two different wands with base cost 500.
She closed the door and tried the first wand, byebye shopkeeper.
Wimp the Thaumaturge St:9 Dx:10 Co:16 In:19 Wi:12 Ch:9 Chaotic S:4890
Dlvl:7 $:2392 HP:28(37) Pw:47(77) AC:9 Xp:6/567 T:319 Satiated
/* Yes foodless was gone already, a reflex ---^ */
Here I saved, only to immediatly realizing my error. Wimp hadn't
marked every new wand with it's price and the message-buffer was
gone now, grumble.
For that error the savefile sat a week or so in a corner.
No, it was Wimp's fault, not mine, honestly. ;-)
After ascending Grysam, a problem arised: "What to do with Wimp"?
I decided to try a fast ascension.
I didn't want to waste such a good start, so I saved again
and started some elven wizards in discovery mode.
I tried some tactics from grysam and the pacifists and used
hints from Pat (abuse no bug), David (arch-lich) and Andreas
(command undead by reading).
After three dm-ascensions (10768,10544,9856 moves), the first with
about 10 die(y/n), the last one smooth I started the real one.
My fastet real-3.3.1-game was Gesz-Hea 9851 moves, but all tester
had mind-flayer accidents in the late game.
In order to ascend real fast there are some requirements,
you have to be very fast, you have to survirve and you need a
way to find your path.
First and third are obvious speed boots and magic mapping.
Ok, jumping is faster and kicked riding is an option, but in
the end of a day speed rules (especially in battle).
The middle one is more complicated. Surviving needs good
offense and good defense. The latter is high hitpoints,
all intrinsics, reflection, MR, MC and low AC. To avoid retreat
and heal up pauses regeneration is handy.
All this is achieved by polymorphing into an arch-lich, the
cold attack is enough offense in the beginning.
Downside is you cannot genocide arch-lichs.
Another advantage is the reduced food-consumption.
But you need several things to do so: poly polycontrol
Reflection is "oR or SDSM, since unchanging is a " it's
To take advantage of all your posessions you need identify,
together with magic mapping this is a divination spell,
thus you need to be at least skilled in that profiency.
Your choice here is A, P, Rog, Ran and W.
After reviewing their pros and cons I looked at their
quest artifacts and thought, a combination of Key and
Eye was perfect.
So chaotic wizard is a good choice.
My wish-list was (in that order):
2 blessed scrolls of charging
+3 speed boots
blessed ring of polymorph control
blessed amulet of unchanging
blessed wand of polymorph
+3 silver dragon scale mail
blessed spellbook of identify
the Master Key of Thievery
blessed spellbook of magic mapping
blessed spellbook of finger of death
blessed bag of holding
2 cursed scrolls of genocide
blessed magic marker
blessed ring of levitation
blessed spellbook of jumping
Wimp had a =oPC already and a bunch of unided wands.
Also a u?oCharging was there, but neither holy water
nor blank paper.
And engrave-IDing is too expensive in our case.
So Wimp wished for 2b?oCharging (got 2b), +3 speed boots (+0),
wore them, recharged the now empty wand, wished for a b"oU
and took a break.
Two fast wishes left, what next?
Wimp wished a b+ID and ided her posessions, no /oPoly, but
a !oPoly. -> arch-lich HP ~120 HD 25
Since such a low level character can't cast MM successfully,
Wimp wished for +3 SDSM (+0) and saved the time consuming
wish for later.
Now Wimp hurried down, she climbed all downstairs immidiately
and when locating them took to much time she dug down.
She fought high level enemies and left low levels alone.
She looted a leprechaun hall (no tele, but 13k$), two
bee-hives (16 lumps but satiated) and met a priest for
5 points of protection.
At Dlvl18 ~t2500 Wimp filled her inventory so she used the last
wish for a b(BoH, which sadly took ~380 turns.
She descended further, met a muddy level and hunted sea-monsters.
At Dlvl25 she reached medusas isle, dug down, found herself in
a maze, dug down, a dark room in the center, two steps voila the
downstairs. Now Wimp reached stronghold.
She used her flute to drive a giantic fan and gained luck and
Xp(->12) that way.
Btw, is there a way to determine your real XL while polymorphed?
In a small room in the corner she found a chest and inside a
/oW(0:3). Her stats so far:
Wimp the Arch-lich St:10 Dx:10 Co:16 In:19 Wi:13 Ch:9 Chaotic S:110806
Dlvl:28 $:0 HP:116(116) Pw:117(147) AC:-24 HD:25 T:3597 Satiated
She wished for the Master Key of Thievery, b+MMap, =oLev and recharged
Now she visited the armoury, to no avail (Ok, +0[GoD).
Wimp entered the VotD, let herself get surrounded by 5 wraith
and levelteled to Dlvl 13 (quest). Two corpses later she reached
XL 14 and soon thereafter she received permission to hunt the
She ate some tengu (tele) and dug straight down. The Dark One is
a wimp (at least compared to Wimp).
She invoked the Eye and reached the VotD, here she genocided h.
Her exessive use of digging so far left her with only one /oDig(0:3).
Thus she mapped the first levels of gehennom with her spell and
teleported to the stairs.
She ignored Baalzebub and Asmodeus (two kind minotaurs equipped
her with new wands), killed Juiblex, visited Vlad, ignored Orcus
walked (lack of ?oT) along wizards tower.
Wimp found at Dlvl 48 the bottom. She followed the twisted passages
and finally felt a strange vibration under her feet.
Now she visited wizards tower, since she lacked a c!oGL or
stealth she had to fight the large zoo.
She hoped to find some useful spellbooks, but no. Thus she polypiled
spellbooks a while but no luck. Here she wished for b+FoD, b+MMissle
and seven candles.
Since she relied on frost/quaterstaff most of the time she was
only basic at attack spells (100% fail FoD). Who cares, Wimp
waked the wizard and zapped him with her /oDth.
She quaffed a !oBooze and disturbed a djinni, in fact it was
the other way round.
A !oConf in combination with a ?oTele took her to the VS,
ritual, bless the book, enter the sanctum. Two master - and
one arch lich popped up, but the book brought silence.
With turn 6098 Wimp layed her hands on the Amulet of Yendor.
Despite chaotic her way up was cruel, she was thrown back
17 times. And the wizard equipped with a /oDig stole the
Amulet (5 extra levels including asmo and baalz, thank you
But eventually Wimp reached the End Game.
Wimp the Arch-lich St:18 Dx:12 Co:16 In:20 Wi:17 Ch:13 Chaotic S:462740
End Game $:0 HP:129(132) Pw:213(240) AC:-20 HD:25 T:8501
She owned only one ?oGD, 2c?oBP and 1u?oBP, so she wrested her
last wish for a (MM. She wrote three ?oGD.
Earth and Air were uneventful, but at Fire Wimp realized she
was out of confusion, but she owned 3b!oB, 2!oSpeed and two amethyst,
Astrals without stealth and free action was very hard.
Wimp received two close calls (pray, !oFH) when her HP
fell to 7 resp 13, after being paralyzed.
But with /oTele and +oJumping and some Finger she
finally reached Anhurs altar.
The voice of Anhur booms: "Congratulations, mortal!"
"In return for thy service, I grant thee the gift of Immortality!"
You ascend to the status of Demigoddes...
Wimp the Arch-lich St:18 Dx:12 Co:16 In:20 Wi:17 Ch:13 Chaotic S:507352
Astral Plane $:0 HP:72(132) Pw:48(240) AC:-20 HD:25 T:8683
X - the blessed Eye of the Aethiopica
Y - a blessed amulet of unchanging (being worn) /* wish */
a - a +3 quarterstaff (weapon in hands) /* present of a kind wood golem */
B - an uncursed +0 silver dragon scale mail (being worn) /* wish */
C - a cursed burnt +0 cloak of magic resistance (being worn)
D - an uncursed thoroughly burnt -1 pair of speed boots (being worn)
/* wish replaced by armoury */
E - an uncursed thoroughly burnt +1 pair of leather gloves (being worn)
G - a cursed greased burnt +0 elven leather helm (being worn)
g - an uncursed lump of royal jelly
Q - an uncursed lizard corpse
i - the blessed Book of the Dead
e - an uncursed ring of teleport control
L - an uncursed ring of levitation
V - an uncursed ring of conflict
c - a wand of teleportation (0:2)
h - a wand of fire (0:6)
j - a blessed wand of digging (0:8)
k - a wand of cold (0:8)
n - a wand of digging (0:1)
o - a wand of death (0:0)
p - a wand of digging (0:4)
r - a wand of death (0:2)
u - a cursed wand of undead turning (0:7)
x - a wand of teleportation (0:1)
H - a wand of lightning (0:2)
N - a wand of slow monster (0:8)
S - a cursed wand of sleep (0:6)
U - a cursed wand of digging (0:3)
Z - a wand of teleportation (0:0)
b - the uncursed Candelabrum of Invocation (7 candles attached)
d - a +0 unicorn horn
f - an uncursed blindfold
q - a blessed bag of holding /* wish */
s - the uncursed Master Key of Thievery /* wish */
w - a cursed stethoscope
y - the Bell of Opening (0:2)
R - an uncursed sack
T - a cursed towel
m - an uncursed amethyst stone
Contents of the bag of holding:
a magic marker (0:18) /* wish */
a blessed scroll of amnesia
a cursed scroll of amnesia
an uncursed scroll of blank paper
a blessed scroll of charging /* wish */
2 uncursed scrolls of confuse monster
8 uncursed scrolls of create monster
2 blessed scrolls of earth
an uncursed scroll of earth
an uncursed scroll of enchant armor
5 uncursed scrolls of enchant weapon
an uncursed scroll of fire
2 uncursed scrolls of food detection
a blessed scroll of identify
8 uncursed scrolls of identify
3 uncursed scrolls of light
a blessed scroll of magic mapping
2 uncursed scrolls of magic mapping
2 uncursed scrolls of punishment
2 uncursed scrolls of scare monster
2 blessed scrolls of teleportation
4 uncursed scrolls of teleportation
a blessed potion of booze
a cursed potion of enlightenment
an uncursed potion of full healing
an uncursed potion of gain energy
an uncursed potion of hallucination
an uncursed potion of healing
an uncursed potion of monster detection
2 uncursed potions of object detection
a blessed potion of object detection
an uncursed potion of paralysis
an uncursed potion of see invisible
an uncursed potion of speed
4 uncursed potions of water
3 potions of holy water /* wish */
2 wands of create monster (0:13)(0:13)
a wand of cold (0:5)
a cursed wand of cold (0:1)
2 wands of death (0:0)(0:0)
9 wands of digging (0:3)(0:5)(0:6)(0:6)(0:5)(0:4)(0:8)(0:4)(0:0)
a wand of enlightenment (0:10)
a blessed wand of fire (0:7)
a cursed wand of fire (0:0)
3 wands of light (0:11)(0:0)(0:0)
a wand of locking (0:4)
2 wands of magic missile (0:6)(0:7)
2 wands of make invisible (0:5)(0:8)
2 wands of opening (0:5)(0:6)
a wand of polymorph (1:4)
5 wands of sleep (0:5)(0:5)(0:6)(0:3)(0:7)
2 wands of striking (0:7)(0:5)
an uncursed amulet of life saving
a cursed +1 ring of protection
an uncursed ring of regeneration
an uncursed ring of polymorph
an uncursed ring of see invisible
an uncursed ring of searching
a cursed ring of aggravate monster
an uncursed ring of sustain ability
an uncursed +1 ring of increase accuracy
an uncursed ring of warning
an uncursed +1 ring of protection
an uncursed ring of invisibility
an uncursed ring of cold resistance
an uncursed ring of sustain ability
an uncursed +4 ring of increase accuracy
an uncursed ring of shock resistance
an uncursed ring of polymorph control
an uncursed magic whistle
an uncursed wooden flute
a can of grease (0:9)
an uncursed skeleton key
an uncursed tin opener
an uncursed +0 pair of gauntlets of dexterity
a blessed +2 oilskin cloak
an uncursed +0 pair of water walking boots
an uncursed +0 pair of jumping boots
an uncursed K-ration
8 uncursed C-rations
2 uncursed lumps of royal jelly
an uncursed clove of garlic
an uncursed tripe ration
an uncursed amethyst stone
3262 gold pieces
Contents of the sack:
a wand of cancellation (0:6)
You were piously aligned.
You were fire resistant.
You were cold resistant.
You were sleep resistant.
You were shock resistant.
You were poison resistant.
You were level-drain resistant.
You were magic-protected.
You saw invisible.
You were warned.
You had infravision.
You were invisible to others.
You could teleport.
You had teleport control.
You could survive without air.
You were protected.
You were polymorphed into an arch-lich.
You could not change from your current form.
You were very fast.
You had reflection.
The Wizard of Yendor (4 times)
Pestilence (2 times) /* first altar */
Famine /* second altar */
a high priest
a kraken /* only one??? */
2 master liches
The Dark One
Vlad the Impaler
a stone golem
a master mind flayer /* that one reminded me */
a shopkeeper /* guess his goods ;-) */
3 air elementals /* 1DoD/2Planes */
2 fire elementals /* 2/0 */
3 earth elementals /* 3/0 */
4 water elementals /* 4/0 */
a wood golem /* a nice one */
a djinni /* for disturbing me on the plane of air */
4 electric eels
an energy vortex /* plane of air */
18 giant eels
2 gray unicorns
641 creatures vanquished.
h) hobbits, dwarves, bugbears, dwarf lords, dwarf kings,
mind flayers, master mind flayers
7 species genocided.
You genocided 7 types of monsters.
You used 13 wishes.
Goodbye Wimp the Demigoddess...
You went to your reward with 2931354 points,
Candelabrum of Invocation (worth 300000 zorkmids and 750000 points)
Book of the Dead (worth 350000 zorkmids and 875000 points)
The Master Key of Thievery (worth 1000 zorkmids and 2500 points)
Bell of Opening (worth 100000 zorkmids and 250000 points)
The Eye of the Aethiopica (worth 15000 zorkmids and 37500 points)
2 amethyst stones (worth 1200 zorkmids),
1 amulet of ESP (worth 150 zorkmids),
1 amulet of life saving (worth 150 zorkmids),
1 amulet of unchanging (worth 150 zorkmids),
and 3262 pieces of gold, after 8683 moves.
You were level 17 with a maximum of 97 hit points when you ascended.
You reached the 12th place on the top 100 list.
No Points Name Hp [max]
1 6470136 Minsk-Mon-Hum-Fem-Neu ascended to demigoddess-hood. 421 
2 6193776 Poldi-Val-Dwa-Fem-Law ascended to demigoddess-hood. 393 
3 4049748 Klar-Bar-Orc-Fem-Cha ascended to demigoddess-hood. 159 
10 3092496 Hark-Rog-Orc-Fem-Cha ascended to demigoddess-hood. 275 
11 3021822 Inter-Kni-Hum-Fem-Law ascended to demigoddess-hood. 270 
12 2931354 Wimp-Wiz-Elf-Fem-Cha ascended to demigoddess-hood. 97 
13 2897530 Rind-Arc-Gno-Mal-Neu ascended to demigod-hood. 283 
14 2848228 GehMa-Bar-Orc-Fem-Cha ascended to demigoddess-hood. 1 
As you can easily see, there is much room for impovement.
> and 3262 pieces of gold, after 8683 moves.
> As you can easily see, there is much room for impovement.
Yeah, whatever. Just torment the rest of us with such false modesty.
Well done, congratulations :)
Until it's time to climb back up of course.. and perhaps that factored
into your decision, and if so then nevermind my commentary. I've
always favored chaotic myself until recently and I haven't finished a
neutral ascension yet, so I can't say for sure how bad the situation
Overall, a very cool ascension, mine generally take more like
100.000-200,000 turns, I don't think I'm ready to try something fast