Bell of Opening
|Name||Bell of Opening|
|Base price||5000 zm|
|Monster use||Will not be used by monsters.|
The Bell of Opening is one of the items needed for the invocation. It is a silver bell when unidentified.
When applied with charges, it will detect secret doors and traps (including magic portals) in your visual range in a radius of 8 squares like a wand of secret door detection, and also cause you to be spit out if engulfed (like a wand of opening). If blessed, it will additionally open things (doors, chests, drawbridges, etc.) If cursed and charged, it will not have any of these effects; it will instead raise the dead (but will not revive corpses) and wake nearby monsters. Uncharged, it acts as a normal but unbreakable bell. A successful use of a non-cursed bell of opening when not engulfed or attempting to use an uncharged bell of opening for the invocation will fully identify the bell.
The Bell of Opening cannot be put into a container and is impossible to destroy, like all invocation artifacts.
In addition to the invocation, it is useful to find the secret door along the temple wall in Moloch's Sanctum.
Bell, Book and Candle is a Catholic excommunication ritual.
"A bell, book and candle job."
The Bursar sighed. "We tried that, Archchancellor."
The Archchancellor leaned towards him.
"Eh?" he said.
"I _said_, we tried that Archchancellor," said the Bursar loudly,
directing his voice at the old man's ear. "After dinner, you
remember? We used Humptemper's _Names of the Ants_ and rang Old
"Did we, indeed. Worked, did it?"
* Old Tom was the single cracked bronze bell in the University