Nethack ascension #4

Chaotic female elf ranger


Once I had finally ascended with my favourite characters, samurai and wizard and with deemed-to-be-difficult touriest, my gf insisted me going for elf ranger as she started playing with it. When I first started playing with this character I learnt it the hard way that this character differed quite a big from the last three. Yeah, that bow definetly has a function...

Starting the journey

I started with character something like str 13, dex 16, con 16, int 13, wis 13, cha 7. I reached experince level 8 rather quickly, reaching only dungeon level 7 meanwhile. My pet died in a battle against some dwarves on level 5 or so. After gaining some experience, I turned back to gnomish mines starting from level 3. Falling a few levels down, I finally cleared out the mines and reached the town: chaotic temple but general store nowhere to find! The shops were next to useless - except the lighting store where I grabbed seven cursed candles to go with. Getting to the bottom was quite disappointing -- a polymorph trap blocking my way further to get the luckstone - or so I thought.

Cursing the polymorph-trap, I went back up and solved sokoban and acquired a bag of holding. Wandering around looking for a miracle, I found some vault and made some dontaions to get by AC a bit lower. And oh yeah, those red dragon scales got a bit harder with a proper scroll... such nice piece of armor to go with. I went to the quest and got the Bell and Longbow of Diana.

Getting back to the gnomish mines, I bumped into some fancy boots which proved to be speed boots. At the bottom, I zapped wand of teleportation on myself a few times until I got past the trap. I got the stone and went back up to find out I was carrying luckstone all the time. *ahem*

Going to Gehennom

I visiten Medusa island a bit before going back to the mines to find out the whole place was full of peaceful gremlins... As I had already cleared out the baddies and water monsters, I just slipped the ring of levitation in my finger and went past the waters. After killing Medusa, I already had collected speed boots, shield of reflection, cloak of displacement and grey dragon scale mail which I got from water demon I "found" from a fountain.

Still going down, I passed the castle, killed some dragons (no black here) and got the WoW. I asked for some helm of brilliance and gauntlets of dexterity and continued descending.


I decided to descend to the bottom before taking Vlad. I started descending and clearing out the mazes, falling under the demons one by one. You know, it's a real pain to have climb up the stairs to get right next to a demon and _then_ having to find way back to the stairs up while trying to take care of the monsters the demon is summoning... Well, I didn't fall under Asmodeus, but for some reason he noticed me a bit early and made my life very difficult: having Asmodeus, DIspater and Geryon smack you all three together is not fun!

The other demons were more like childs play. Juiblex died after three strikes with +0 Frost Brand having no time to make me ill. Orcus was a bit more difficult summoning some friends to play with me. Nothin extraordinary here, though, and overall, I was quite pleased that noone managed to summon Demogorgon

Before the end game

I got to the bottom, marked the place and went back to Vlad's tower to get the Candelabrum and the Bell which I left there. I even decided to wish for Magicbane as I really didn't like my +0 Frost Brand and my Longbow wasn't the best possible all-purpose weapon.

I took the stuff down and went to get the Wizard. Or two. I smacked them both down, recovered the Book and went back to the bottom. After having a small ritual down at the bottom of Hell, I descended one more level, kicked some high priest butt and finally got hold of the Amulet.

The end game

Plane of earth was reasonably easy although the folks at the beginning resisted my will to get past them for a while. WoY refused get asleep and I wanted to save my second potion of paralysis for later. Anyway, portal was only a few zaps away so I never saw the Wizard for another time.

Plane of air was a real pain. I got to the other side rather easily but I couldn't find the portal. I battled against dragons, air elementals and Archon at the same times trying to survive. Having my last potion of full healing and potion of paralysis blow didn't help. Even steam vortexes didn't help. Finally, I died twice inside some evil air elementals. :-( Good thing I wished for an amulet of life saving and found another one somwhere in the Gehennoom. After dying twice, I finally managed to clear out the air elementals. After that, taking care of the rest was much more easier as I could retreat and let myself heal up a bit. Finally I found the portal. The bad news was that I didn't have any means to heal myself anymore...

Plane of fire was way too easy. The portal was only seven steps from me so I didn't have time to get know the monsters here too well. Only a few fire elements, two salamanders and couple of demons. And a dragon. Oh well, big deal. Plane of water was only a lot faster than I expected.

So I finally reached the astral plane. I decided to start from the temple on my right. I quickly got past Famine, found the temple to be one of Venus. I actually cleared the whole place up while going back -- and to my surprise, my Angel was still alive. Next I would try temple on left. Neutral temple must always be on center, right?

I killed Pestilence, got into the temple, found out it was of Mercurius and turned back. Now I would have to get past Pestilence and then face Death and Famine at one as they both were in the middle, waiting for me. Having no choice, I hit the Death dead and fought my way thought angels and priests/priestresses to the temple. Famine was right next to me when I finally reached the alter. I took the amulet from my neck and offered it to the Mars.

Final words

Playing as elf ranger was quite hard, having very little hit points and not being able to have any good attack spells. Ranger taught me that having +6 bow and +4 arrows can be very effective against any enemy. I couldn't have done this without it.

There is an altar to Mars (chaotic) here.

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You offer the Amulet of Yendor to Mars...--More--
An invisible choir sings, and you are bathed in radiance...--More--
The voice of Mars booms: "Congratulations, mortal!"--More--
"In return for thy service, I grant thee the gift of Immortality!"--More--
You ascend to the status of Demigoddess...--More--

Do you want your possessions identified? [ynq] (n) 

 a - the blessed rustproof +6 Magicbane (alternate weapon; not wielded)
 b - the blessed +6 Longbow of Diana (weapon in hand)
 I - 96 blessed +3 arrows named enchanted (in quiver)
 M - 5 blessed +4 arrows named enchanted
 e - a blessed +4 T-shirt (being worn)
 j - a blessed fireproof +5 pair of speed boots (being worn)
 l - a blessed +4 cloak of displacement (being worn)
 r - a blessed +4 shield of reflection (being worn)
 u - a blessed fireproof +4 pair of gauntlets of dexterity (being worn)
 J - a blessed +5 gray dragon scale mail (being worn)
 N - a blessed rustproof +5 helm of brilliance (being worn)
 Q - an uncursed scroll of create monster
 F - the uncursed Book of the Dead
 A - a cursed potion of confusion
 E - an uncursed potion of hallucination
 S - an uncursed potion of gain energy
 R - an uncursed ring of slow digestion (on left hand)
 U - a blessed ring of free action (on right hand)
 c - a wand of striking (0:5)
 q - a wand of death (2:1)
 s - a wand of death named (2:?) (2:0)
 y - a wand of fire (0:4)
 C - a wand of lightning (0:6)
 G - a wand of cold (0:6)
 K - a wand of polymorph (0:5)
 L - a wand of lightning (0:1)
 T - a wand of striking (0:5)
 f - a blessed +0 unicorn horn
 i - a blessed magic lamp (lit)
 o - the Bell of Opening (0:1)
 t - a blessed blindfold
 x - a blessed bag of holding named #1
 B - the blessed Candelabrum of Invocation (7 candles attached)
 D - an uncursed skeleton key
 X - a blessed bag of holding named #2
 w - a blessed luckstone

Contents of the bag of holding named #1:

23 blessed +0 arrows
a wand of opening (0:3)
an uncursed ring of levitation
an uncursed amulet of reflection
an uncursed scroll of create monster
a wand of digging (0:8)
2 blessed lembas wafers
an uncursed amulet of magical breathing
2 uncursed scrolls of stinking cloud
an uncursed diamond
a magic marker (1:5)
4 blessed scrolls of blank paper
a magic marker (1:50)
an uncursed ruby
an uncursed flint stone
an uncursed garnet stone
an uncursed +0 mummy wrapping
3 uncursed turquoise stones
an uncursed jade stone
an uncursed dilithium crystal
an uncursed ruby
an uncursed sapphire
3 uncursed garnet stones
an uncursed chrysoberyl stone
an uncursed diamond
2 uncursed agate stones
2 uncursed jet stones
a blessed +0 unicorn horn
an uncursed luckstone
an uncursed eucalyptus leaf
an uncursed blindfold
an uncursed touchstone
2 uncursed scrolls of remove curse
an uncursed amulet of reflection
3 uncursed scrolls of fire
an uncursed ring of teleport control
3 potions of holy water
an uncursed lizard corpse
an uncursed lembas wafer

Contents of the bag of holding named #2:

2 blessed scrolls of earth
an uncursed scroll of taming
25 poisoned +0 orcish arrows
an uncursed ruby
an uncursed emerald
an uncursed chrysoberyl stone
an uncursed turquoise stone
an uncursed jade stone
an uncursed aquamarine stone
an uncursed jasper stone
the rustproof +4 Cleaver
an uncursed fluorite stone
an uncursed jacinth stone
2 potions of holy water
a blessed scroll of remove curse
a blessed partly eaten food ration
2 uncursed food rations
an uncursed fortune cookie
the rustproof +5 Giantslayer
the blessed rustproof +0 Sunsword
the blessed rustproof +0 Frost Brand
the -1 Demonbane
a blessed magic marker (0:5)
the blessed rustproof +1 Stormbringer
10 uncursed diamonds
2 uncursed jacinth stones
an uncursed emerald
an uncursed topaz stone
26 uncursed rubies
an uncursed jasper stone
3 uncursed fluorite stones
4 uncursed chrysoberyl stones
an uncursed agate stone
13 uncursed amethyst stones
3 uncursed amber stones
26 uncursed obsidian stones
an uncursed opal
an uncursed dilithium crystal
an uncursed jet stone
an uncursed luckstone
2 blessed scrolls of blank paper
2 blessed food rations
2 blessed lembas wafers
the fireproof +0 Sting
the blessed rustproof +0 Ogresmasher
the rustproof +1 Dragonbane
a blessed +0 unicorn horn
a magic marker (1:50)
an uncursed ring of levitation

Do you want to see your attributes? [ynq] (n) 

Final Attributes:

You were the Glory of Arioch.
You were piously aligned.
You were fire resistant.
You were cold resistant.
You were sleep resistant.
You were disintegration-resistant.
You were shock resistant.
You were poison resistant.
You were magic-protected.
You saw invisible.
You were telepathic.
You had automatic searching.
You had infravision.
You were invisible to others.
You were displaced.
You were stealthy.
You had slower digestion.
You were protected.
You were very fast.
You had reflection.
You had free action.
You were extremely lucky.
You had extra luck.
Good luck did not time out for you.
You survived after being killed twice.

Do you want an account of creatures vanquished? [ynq] (n) 

Vanquished creatures:

The Wizard of Yendor (8 times)
Pestilence (5 times)
Famine (twice)
an arch-lich
a high priest
a mastodon
an Archon
6 iron golems
9 master liches
a storm giant
a titan
3 glass golems
3 balrogs
9 purple worms
3 gray dragons
4 silver dragons
8 red dragons
6 white dragons
2 orange dragons
10 black dragons
5 blue dragons
8 green dragons
8 yellow dragons
26 minotaurs
15 jabberwocks
14 baluchitheria
11 Angels
7 demiliches
Vlad the Impaler
11 stone golems
a master mind flayer
34 Olog-hai
5 Nazguls
18 pit fiends
4 sandestins
a hell hound
a titanothere
10 trappers
a baby orange dragon
7 disenchanters
33 vampire lords
5 skeletons
26 aligned priests
8 captains
6 shades
8 liches
8 clay golems
10 nurses
12 ice devils
12 nalfeshnees
11 lurkers above
4 Aleaxes
a frost giant
13 ettins
a golden naga
36 black puddings
35 vampires
11 lieutenants
43 ghosts
a barbarian
a caveman
a wizard
a queen bee
16 winged gargoyles
4 mind flayers
13 giant mimics
17 zruties
12 fire giants
4 ogre kings
33 rock trolls
20 umber hulks
7 flesh golems
4 Elvenkings
6 doppelgangers
27 hezrous
22 bone devils
14 large mimics
12 wumpuses
8 fire vortices
a baby long worm
2 baby purple worms
15 long worms
8 couatls
28 stalkers
17 air elementals
12 fire elementals
19 earth elementals
12 water elementals
6 hill giants
8 giant mummies
8 black nagas
23 xorns
27 giant zombies
8 elf-lords
16 sergeants
a water demon
15 barbed devils
34 vrocks
8 salamanders
23 wargs
7 winter wolves
10 hell hound pups
27 small mimics
8 glass piercers
22 warhorses
10 steam vortices
38 xans
7 ettin mummies
11 ogre lords
33 quantum mechanics
28 trolls
5 sasquatches
11 wood golems
3 erinyes
7 mariliths
3 djinn
4 sharks
6 electric eels
13 gelatinous cubes
9 pyrolisks
8 large dogs
8 freezing spheres
15 flaming spheres
14 shocking spheres
8 large cats
11 tigers
18 gargoyles
8 dwarf kings
6 tengu
21 ochre jellies
22 leocrottas
12 energy vortices
25 mountain centaurs
10 stone giants
8 elf mummies
8 human mummies
4 red nagas
15 green slimes
20 pit vipers
5 pythons
17 cobras
57 wraiths
24 carnivorous apes
26 ettin zombies
12 leather golems
52 soldiers
17 horned devils
11 succubi
12 incubi
11 chameleons
7 crocodiles
46 giant beetles
12 quivering blobs
45 cockatrices
21 wolves
22 winter wolf cubs
5 lynxes
8 panthers
167 gremlins
8 spotted jellies
66 leprechauns
10 orc-captains
10 iron piercers
10 mumakil
19 giant spiders
40 scorpions
13 horses
3 ice vortices
15 black lights
17 vampire bats
41 forest centaurs
9 gnome kings
10 orc mummies
6 dwarf mummies
2 ogres
22 brown puddings
19 rust monsters
37 owlbears
19 yetis
6 gold golems
4 werewolves
4 giant eels
21 lizards
a hunter
29 chickatrices
11 dogs
7 dingos
5 housecats
14 jaguars
6 dwarf lords
16 blue jellies
6 white unicorns
10 gray unicorns
19 dust vortices
15 ravens
18 plains centaurs
6 gnome mummies
14 snakes
5 water moccasins
22 apes
35 human zombies
12 rope golems
51 soldier ants
39 fire ants
a bugbear
an imp
13 lemures
2 quasits
9 wood nymphs
11 water nymphs
13 mountain nymphs
47 Mordor orcs
25 Uruk-hai
4 orc shamans
14 rock piercers
9 rock moles
11 ponies
16 fog clouds
18 yellow lights
9 shriekers
8 violet fungi
30 gnome lords
11 gnomish wizards
14 kobold mummies
2 red naga hatchlings
4 black naga hatchlings
2 golden naga hatchlings
2 guardian naga hatchlings
7 gray oozes
8 barrow wights
19 elf zombies
18 ghouls
5 straw golems
3 paper golems
3 jellyfish
2 baby crocodiles
49 giant ants
9 little dogs
14 floating eyes
11 kittens
28 dwarves
2 homunculi
12 kobold lords
6 kobold shamans
34 hill orcs
33 rothes
5 rabid rats
6 centipedes
8 giant bats
9 monkeys
29 orc zombies
24 dwarf zombies
6 wererats
5 werejackals
17 iguanas
69 killer bees
24 acid blobs
6 coyotes
5 gas spores
11 hobbits
39 manes
3 large kobolds
13 hobgoblins
12 giant rats
21 cave spiders
2 brown molds
9 yellow molds
9 green molds
10 red molds
74 gnomes
16 gnome zombies
19 geckos
20 jackals
9 foxes
4 kobolds
5 goblins
4 sewer rats
18 grid bugs
23 bats
19 lichens
17 kobold zombies
20 newts

4040 creatures vanquished.

Do you want a list of species genocided? [ynq] (n) 

Genocided species:

master mind flayers
master liches
giant eels
electric eels

11 species genocided.

Do you want to see your conduct? [ynq] (n)

Voluntary challenges:

You genocided 11 types of monsters.
You used 9 wishes.

Goodbye wind the Demigoddess...

You went to your reward with 6021122 points,
Magicbane (worth 3500 zorkmids and 8750 points)
The Longbow of Diana (worth 4000 zorkmids and 10000 points)
The Bell of Opening (worth 5000 zorkmids and 12500 points)
The Candelabrum of Invocation (worth 5000 zorkmids and 12500 points)
The Book of the Dead (worth 10000 zorkmids and 25000 points)
Cleaver (worth 1500 zorkmids and 3750 points)
Giantslayer (worth 200 zorkmids and 500 points)
Sunsword (worth 1500 zorkmids and 3750 points)
Frost Brand (worth 3000 zorkmids and 7500 points)
Demonbane (worth 2500 zorkmids and 6250 points)
Stormbringer (worth 8000 zorkmids and 20000 points)
Sting (worth 800 zorkmids and 2000 points)
Ogresmasher (worth 200 zorkmids and 500 points)
Dragonbane (worth 500 zorkmids and 1250 points)
      29 rubies (worth 101500 zorkmids),
      26 obsidian stones (worth 5200 zorkmids),
      13 amethyst stones (worth 7800 zorkmids),
      12 diamonds (worth 48000 zorkmids),
       6 chrysoberyl stones (worth 4200 zorkmids),
       4 turquoise stones (worth 8000 zorkmids),
       4 garnet stones (worth 2800 zorkmids),
       4 fluorite stones (worth 1600 zorkmids),
       3 jacinth stones (worth 9750 zorkmids),
       3 amber stones (worth 3000 zorkmids),
       3 jet stones (worth 2550 zorkmids),
       3 agate stones (worth 600 zorkmids),
       2 dilithium crystals (worth 9000 zorkmids),
       2 emeralds (worth 5000 zorkmids),
       2 jasper stones (worth 1000 zorkmids),
       2 jade stones (worth 600 zorkmids),
       1 sapphire (worth 3000 zorkmids),
       1 aquamarine stone (worth 1500 zorkmids),
       1 topaz stone (worth 900 zorkmids),
       1 opal (worth 800 zorkmids),
       2 amulets of reflection (worth 300 zorkmids),
       1 amulet of magical breathing (worth 150 zorkmids),
and 1 piece of gold, after 118970 moves.
You were level 26 with a maximum of 147 hit points when you ascended.

You made the top ten list!

 No  Points     Name                                                   Hp [max]
  3    6021122  wind-Ran-Elf-Fem-Cha ascended to demigoddess-hood.     80 [147]