(The Other) Sandra (the_maenad) wrote in nethackers,
(The Other) Sandra
the_maenad
nethackers

Dare I dream of ascension?

I've been playing Nethack on and off since 2001, never yet succeeding in
even getting to the Amulet, far less ascending. But yesterday I booted
up a random character, drawing a neutral gnomish Ranger, and... well.

Shall we say I got very lucky with three bones piles, such that even
after a /oCanx mishap with my first BoH I've still made it all the way
to the bottom?

I'm now back up to DLvl23, toting (as far as I know) everything I need
to win the game with me. But this is so much further than I've ever
reached before that I'm taking a breather, and hopping on here for some
advice.

I know there's a recommended ascension kit, but I've a feeling I may be
lacking some vital bits of it -- particularly after taking an unintended
dip in the moat around the vibrating square on my way back up which has
wrecked a lot of my scrolls. Never having made it to the Planes I'm a
little vague about ways and means there.

So I throw myself open to your tips and recommendations! Thanks in
advance from...

Klepsie the Archer St:25 Dx:15 Co:18 In:15 Wi:17 Ch:9 Dlvl:23 $:0
HP:135(135) Pw: 137(137) AC:-29 Exp:22 T:43008

 Amulets
 u - an uncursed amulet of reflection (being worn)
 J - the cursed Amulet of Yendor named real
 Weapons
 E - 17 blessed +0 arrows (in quiver)
 F - the cursed rustproof +6 Mjollnir (weapon in hand)
 U - the blessed +6 Longbow of Diana (alternate weapon; not wielded)
 Armor
 b - a blessed +0 cloak of displacement (being worn)
 v - a cursed greased +3 gray dragon scale mail (being worn)
 w - an uncursed fireproof +4 T-shirt (being worn)
 D - an uncursed thoroughly rusty corroded +0 helm of brilliance (being
worn)<--A series of accidents... but I've found nothing better
 R - an uncursed +0 elven shield (being worn) <--Surely I can do better
than this...
 S - a blessed rustproof +3 pair of gauntlets of power (being worn)
 X - an uncursed fireproof +3 pair of speed boots (being worn)
 Comestibles
 P - an uncursed lizard corpse
 Spellbooks
 g - the uncursed Book of the Dead
 Potions
 I - an uncursed potion of extra healing
 Rings
 d - an uncursed +1 ring of increase damage (on left hand)
 f - an uncursed ring of levitation M - a blessed +3 ring of protection
(on right hand)
Wands
n - a wand of death (0:7)
Tools
a - an uncursed bag of holding <--Empty
c - an uncursed bag of holding <--Also empty
k - the cursed Candelabrum of Invocation (7 candles attached) m - an
uncursed sack <--Empty too t - a blessed bag of holding <--This is the
full one
x - an uncursed skeleton key
C - a +0 unicorn horn
V - the Bell of Opening (0:1)
Gems
Z - an uncursed luckstone

Contents of the blessed bag of holding:

 Amulets
 a - an uncursed amulet of life saving
 b - the cursed Eye of the Aethiopica
 c - an uncursed amulet of magical breathing
 d - an uncursed amulet of life saving
 e - an uncursed amulet of life saving
 f - an uncursed amulet of life saving
 g - an uncursed amulet of reflection
 h - an uncursed amulet versus poison
 Weapons
 i - the +0 Sunsword
 j - the rustproof +0 Fire Brand
 k - the rustproof +0 Cleaver
 l - the cursed rustproof +0 Stormbringer
 m - the cursed rustproof +2 Magicbane
 Armor
 n - an uncursed fireproof +3 cloak of magic resistance
 o - a blessed fireproof +0 robe
 p - an uncursed +0 pair of water walking boots
 q - a blessed thoroughly burnt +3 pair of gauntlets of dexterity
 r - an uncursed +0 cloak of invisibility
 Comestibles
 a - an uncursed lizard corpse
 b - 6 uncursed K-rations
 c - 23 uncursed C-rations
 Scrolls
 d - a cursed scroll of enchant armor
 e - 28 uncursed scrolls of blank paper
 f - 3 uncursed scrolls of enchant weapon
 h - 5 cursed scrolls of blank paper
 i - 3 uncursed scrolls of amnesia
 k - an uncursed scroll of punishment
 l - an uncursed scroll of scare monster
 n - a blessed scroll of create monster
 o - an uncursed scroll of food detection
 t - 2 uncursed scrolls of destroy armor
 v - 2 blessed scrolls of blank paper
 w - a blessed scroll of confuse monster
 a - 2 blessed scrolls of gold detection
 c - a cursed scroll of genocide
 Potions
 e - an uncursed potion of extra healing
 f - an uncursed potion of sleeping
 g - an uncursed diluted potion of monster detection
 h - a cursed diluted potion of hallucination
 i - 2 potions of holy water
 j - an uncursed potion of speed
 k - a cursed potion of invisibility
 l - 2 uncursed potions of water
 m - 5 uncursed potions of full healing
 n - a blessed potion of full healing
 o - 2 cursed diluted potions of extra healing
 p - 4 uncursed diluted potions of extra healing
 q - an uncursed diluted potion of object detection
 r - an uncursed potion of enlightenment
 s - 3 uncursed potions of water
 Rings
 t - an uncursed ring of invisibility
 u - an uncursed ring of see invisible
 v - an uncursed rusty ring of searching
 a - an uncursed +1 ring of gain constitution
 b - an uncursed ring of slow digestion
 c - an uncursed ring of regeneration
 d - an uncursed ring of warning
 e - an uncursed ring of free action
 f - an uncursed ring of fire resistance
 g - an uncursed ring of polymorph control
 h - an uncursed ring of stealth
 i - an uncursed ring of conflict
 j - an uncursed ring of free action
 k - an uncursed ring of poison resistance
 l - an uncursed ring of protection from shape changers
 Wands
 m - an uncursed wand of cold
 n - a wand of fire (0:7)
 o - a wand of teleportation (0:2)
 p - a cursed wand of death (0:6)
 q - a cursed wand of death (0:5)
 r - a wand of cold (0:5)
 s - a wand of fire (0:6)
 t - a rusty wand of fire (0:4)
 u - a wand of lightning (0:6)
 v - a wand of lightning (0:5)
 w - a wand of digging (0:6)
 a - a wand of create monster (0:15)
 b - a wand of magic missile (0:7)
 c - a wand of lightning (0:6)
 d - a wand of lightning (0:4)
 e - a wand of cold (0:4)
 f - a wand of lightning (0:5)
 g - a wand of teleportation (0:8)
 h - a wand of cold (0:6)
 i - a wand of create monster (0:11)
 j - a wand of lightning (0:6)
 k - a wand of teleportation (0:4)
 l - a wand of digging (0:6)
 m - a rusty wand of fire (0:7)
 n - a rusty wand of fire (0:3)
 o - a wand of digging (0:7)
 p - a wand of lightning (0:6)
 q - a cursed wand of polymorph (0:6)
 r - a cursed wand of polymorph (0:4)
 Tools
 s - an uncursed magic whistle
 t - a magic marker (0:32)
 u - a magic marker (0:5)
 v - a magic marker (0:1)
 Gems
 a - an uncursed chrysoberyl stone
 b - 4 uncursed emeralds
 c - 4 uncursed black opals
 d - an uncursed garnet stone
 e - 5 uncursed agate stones
 f - 10 uncursed amethyst stones
 g - 4 uncursed jade stones
 h - 5 uncursed jet stones
 i - 3 uncursed opals
 j - a cursed jacinth stone
 k - 5 uncursed fluorite stones
 l - 6 uncursed jasper stones
 m - 6 uncursed diamonds
 n - 8 uncursed citrine stones
 o - 2 uncursed topaz stones
 p - 11 uncursed amber stones
 q - 7 uncursed rubies
 r - an uncursed aquamarine stone
 s - 5 uncursed turquoise stones
 t - 4 uncursed obsidian stones
 u - the cursed Heart of Ahriman
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