Amethyst stone

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Name amethyst stone
Appearance violet gem
Base price 600 zm
Weight 1

An amethyst stone is a type of gem which is soft and always violet in appearance. It costs 600 zorkmids. Each version of Mine's End contains an amethyst.

Dipping an amethyst in a potion of booze will turn it into a potion of fruit juice. This is also a good way to distinguish fruit juice from see invisible since they taste the same.

SLASH'EM[edit]

In slashem, an amethyst can be used in gem alchemy by dipping it in acid to produce a magenta potion.

Mythos[edit]

The ancient Greeks believed that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The name comes from the Greek ἀ a- (“not”) and μέθυστος methustos (“drunk”). This is why it transforms booze into fruit juice in NetHack.