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Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
10:11a - Eulogy of a personal best.
  1    2557065  relsqui-Val-Hum-Fem-Law died in Gehennom on level 36           
                [max 44].  Killed by a baluchitherium.                  - [242]

Figures. Two Wizards of Yendor and a master lich on the level, and the baluchitherium gets the kill.

Really it was my fault, though. I wasn't paying attention to my health--one of the Wizards stole the Orb of Fate, so I was taking about twice as much damage as I was used to. That's what I get for playing first thing in the morning, I guess.

To give you an idea of how good that game was for me, keep in mind that this was the first game in which I'd ever reached the quest level--much less received and finished the quest; killed Medusa; reached, entered, and cleared the Castle; killed Asmodeus, Juiblex, Baalzebub, and Orcus; and cleared the Tower and killed the Wizard of Yendor. (It shouldn't be terribly surprising that I used ten wishes over the course of this game.)

You know what's sad? There were TWO amulets of lifesaving in my inventory. The amulet (reflection) that I was wearing was cursed, though, so there's nothing I could have done about it.

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Finally, I think it's worth noting that I started this Nethack game almost a year ago. Obviously most of that time was not actually spent playing it; it was spent being frustrated (e.g. not knowing how to get across the Medusa level) or nervous (afraid of screwing up my best game ever). Eventually I found the balls to play it, though, so I have that to be proud of regardless of how stupid my death was.

Now, to start another game . . .

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