Forum:Where did my luckstone go?

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Playing 3.6.1, I returned from the Gnomish Mines with the luckstone, and tried to convert an altar. After four failures, my Luck would be -1, so I couldn't pray anyway, and decided to drop the luckstone (dropping my Luck temporarily to -4) so that my Luck would recover. On the sixth try, I finally converted the altar, and now wanted the luckstone back, but discovered that the luckstone wasn't where I had left it. I searched the level in case my cat had picked it up and dropped it somewhere else, but I couldn't find it.

So where could it go? I found a rock mole, but despite the name, rock moles don't eat stones. There doesn't appear to be anything alive on the level which could have picked it up. There is a trap door on the level, so it's possible that a monster picked it up and then fell into the trap; if so, I'll find it a level or two down. Is there any other way a luckstone can vanish?

(Yes, I realize some mistakes I made. I had some holy water, and if I had blessed the luckstone, I wouldn't have needed to drop it, as my bad luck would have timed out. I could have also gone to another level and stashed the luckstone in a large box. Grabiner (talk) 03:18, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Got any potions of object detection? - Andrio Celos (talk) 03:44, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
I don't have one yet (have to wait for the next nymph, as the last two didn't have them), but that was my plan if I don't find the luckstone on the next level down. That will at least tell me whether the luckstone is the top item in a pile on the level, or is being carried by a monster somewhere I haven't checked. Grabiner (talk) 05:49, 13 November 2018 (UTC)