Amulet of change

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Name amulet of change
Appearance random
Base price 150 zm
Weight 20


When put on, the amulet of change changes the gender of the wearer and self destructs. The effect is the same regardless of beatitude.

If you are polymorphed into a single-sex monster, your base gender will be altered but not your current one, with the exception that an incubus will change into a succubus and vice versa.

Putting on this amulet preserves polyselfless conduct.


There is a 13% chance that a randomly-generated amulet will be an amulet of change. This amulet is generated cursed 90.5% of the time, uncursed 9% of the time, and blessed .5% of the time.


This amulet auto-identifies when worn.


You are suddenly very feminine/masculine!
You put on the amulet.
You don't feel like yourself.
You are polymorphed into a single-sex monster, and your character's base sex has changed.
The amulet disintegrates!
The amulet is destroyed after use.


This amulet can be used to intentionally create and ascend male Valkyries, an otherwise improbable role/gender combination (polymorph can also change a Valkyrie to a man).

By changing gender, a male character can become female to use incubi and vice versa. Only female characters can lay eggs when polymorphed into egg-laying creatures.

Changing gender has a very limited impact on gameplay, so this should not be considered a dangerous amulet to try on.

Otherwise, this is an ideal item for polypiling.

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