[slashem] Bones-file alert

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Janis Papanagnou

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Aug 22, 2021, 2:09:08 PM8/22/21
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Somewhere below the mine-town... Descended the stairs and got a
bones-file alert[*]. I far-see two monsters with difficulty '4'.
Oh, I remember - that was a Star Vampire that killed a very good
character of mine - my ghost was probably the other '4'. So I
engraved the E-word, stethoscope-tested that vampire, tried out
wands of cold (unlikely that it works at all) and magic missile,
but quite no effect on that buddy with ~140 HP and AC:-5. Luckily
I already found a luckstone just recently in the mines so I think
I'll better skip the rest of the mines (despite that likely very
worthwhile bones heap).

Janis

[*] I installed a script to inform me about created and deleted
(=loaded) bones files.

Chris Bowers

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Aug 27, 2021, 3:18:05 PM8/27/21
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Of course. Skip for now, come back when you are comparable level to the one that died OR if you find a way to kill (star vampires was it?) quickly and easily. If you find an altar bless your weapon for more damage, scrolls of enchant weapon, etc.

Janis Papanagnou

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Aug 27, 2021, 4:38:58 PM8/27/21
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[ Bones file with a star vampire that blocked progress down the
mines to mine end, delayed exploring the level ]
It was easier to solve that expected; a few levels upstairs I met
a cockatrice that left a corpse. Took the opportunity to quickly
return to the bones level before the corpse gets moldy. Alas, the
star vampire turned around a corner and vanished; no trap or such,
so I assumed a shape changer. petrified the rest of the horde and
retrieved the loot. Not very exciting, though; the most interesting
was a gray dragon scale mail that I did not want to wear because I
was playing a monk (IIRC). Anyway, I think that character followed
the path of many adventurers and died at some point later.

Janis
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