Forum:Scroll of create monster read by a monster

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I was playing nethack as Val-Hum-Fem-Law. I went down to the floor above the Mine's End straight from the first floor and I had the maximum HP of 77 then. A gnome read a cursed scroll of create monster and I was surrounded by a crowd of unfamiliar, strong (for me) monsters. No Elbereth, praying, digging a hole down worked and I died.

How should I have coped with this kind of situation? Thank you in advance. -- 01:32, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Usually, run away. That's why you always carry a selection of escape items.
In your case, digging didn't work because mine's end is already the lowest you can go. Prayer does not extract you from a hostile crowd, but it can sometimes heal you up. Elbereth should have worked: Did you spell it correctly? Were there elves bashing you? You might want to read up on the game mechanics behind the various escape items if you have not done already.
Finally, you can always ask in #nethack on There are always a few experts willing to help. --Tjr (talk) 16:45, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. I didn't have any escape items then. -- 02:05, 16 September 2013 (UTC)