Enlightenment

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Enlightenment is a brief, one-time-only indication of a number of normally hidden character attributes, such as Luck, alignment record, and resistances to elemental attacks such as fire. When you get an enlightenment, "you feel self-knowledgeable" and these attributes are displayed; when you dismiss the window, "The feeling subsides" and the list cannot be displayed a second time, even with the ctrl + p command, but if you record your session with ttyrec, then it can be replayed.

Enlightenment can be triggered in these ways:

Wand of Enlightenment output.

Some of this information can also be obtained by applying a stethoscope to yourself. ctrl + x will display your base attributes.


Attributes Displayed

Enlightenment will give you information about the following attributes. If you do not have a particular attribute, no message will be displayed. Attributes will be displayed in the past tense after death or ascension. In almost all cases, an extrinsic from a worn ring or amulet can also be acquired as intrinsic by eating it.

attribute message meaning
Crowning "You are the Hand of Elbereth." You are crowned and were lawful at crowning time.
"You are the Envoy of Balance." You are crowned and were neutral at crowning time.
"You are the Glory of Arioch." You are crowned and were chaotic at crowning time.
Alignment record
(always displayed)
"You are piously aligned." Your alignment record is 20 or more.
"You are devoutly aligned." Your alignment record is 14 to 19.
"You are fervently aligned." Your alignment record is 9 to 13.
"You are stridently aligned." Your alignment record is 4 to 8.
"You are aligned." Your alignment record is 3.
"You are haltingly aligned." Your alignment record is 1 or 2.
"You are nominally aligned." Your alignment record is 0.
"You have strayed." Your alignment record is -3 to -1.
"You have sinned." Your alignment record is -8 to -4.
"You have transgressed." Your alignment record is -9 or less.
Resistances
"You are fire resistant." You have fire resistance.
"You are cold resistant." You have cold resistance.
"You are sleep resistant." You have sleep resistance.
"You are disintegration-resistant." You have disintegration resistance.
"You are shock resistant." You have shock resistance.
"You are poison resistant." You have poison resistance.
"You are level-drain resistant." You have drain resistance.
"You are immune to sickness." You have Sickness resistance, and therefore cannot get food poisoning or disease.
"You are magic-protected." You have magic resistance.
"You are acid resistant." You have acid resistance.
"You are petrification resistant." You have stoning resistance.
"You resist hallucinations." You have hallucination resistance.
Invulnerability "You are invulnerable." You have invulnerability.
Food appraisal "You can recognize detrimental food." You have food appraisal.
Hallucination "You were hallucinating." You were hallucinating. This message will only be displayed at death or ascension.
Stunning "You were stunned." You were stunned when the game ended. This message will only be displayed at death or ascension.
Confusion "You were confused." You were confused when the game ended. This message will only be displayed at death or ascension.
Blinded "You were blinded." You were blind, will include an additional adjective to describe why: "innately" if you are polymorphed into an eyeless form, "permanently" if you are blind due to roleplay, "deliberately" if you are wearing a blindfold or towel and no other source of blindness, and "temporarily" otherwise.
Deafness "You were deaf." You were deaf.
Food poisoning "You are sick from food poisoning." You have food poisoning.
Disease "You are sick from illness." You are diseased.
Turning to stone "You are turning to stone." You are stiffening.
Turning to slime "You are turning into slime." You are slimed.
Strangulation "You are being strangled." You are being strangled. Currently, this is only possible by wearing an amulet of strangulation.
"You are buried." You are being strangled and are buried (deferred feature).
Slippery fingers "You have slippery hands." You have slippery fingers.
Fumbling "You fumble." You are fumbling.
Wounded legs "You have wounded legs." You have wounded legs.
restful sleep "You fall asleep." You have restful sleep.
Hunger "You hunger rapidly." You have the Hunger property.
See invisible "You see invisible." You have see invisible. ("will see" or "would have seen" if you are also blind)
Telepathy "You are telepathic." You have telepathy.
Warning "You are warned." You have warning.
Warned of monster type "You are warned of orcs." You are warned of orcs, e.g. by Sting or Orcrist
"You are aware of the presence of elves." You are warned of elves, e.g. by Grimtooth
"You are aware of the presence of demons." You are warned of demons. (Nothing currently warns of demons). This message can only appear for players who are not warned about orcs.
"You are aware of the presence of something." Catchall default. This message can only appear for players who are not warned about orcs or demons.
Warned of monster type "You are aware of the presence of <type>." You are warned of the presence of creatures via polymorph. Possible values in vanilla 3.6.0 are "humans and elves" (vampires) and "shriekers" (purple worms). This is listed separately from the above, which concerns warning via worn items.
"You are aware of the presence of certain monsters." Catchall default if none of the predefined cases match.
Warning of undead "You are warned of undead." You are warned of undead. (Nothing in NetHack currently warns of undead). Note this is a separate property to warning of monster type.
Searching "You have automatic searching." You have the searching intrinsic or extrinsic.
Clairvoyance "You are clairvoyant." You have clairvoyance from a Cornuthaum or donations. This is not displayed if your clairvoyance comes from the Amulet of Yendor.
Infravision "You have infravision." You have infravision.
Detection of monsters "You are sensing the presence of monsters." You can detect all monsters on the current map.
Confusion of monsters "You are going to confuse monsters." You have read a scroll of confuse monster, and one or more monsters that you later attack in melee will be confused.
Adornment "You are adorned." You are wearing one or more rings of adornment, and have a nonnegative net adornment.
"You are poorly adorned." You are wearing one or more rings of adornment, and have a negative net adornment.
Invisibility "You are invisible to others." You are invisible, but can see invisible.
"You are invisible." You are invisible without see invisible
"You are visible." You are invisible, except that you wear a mummy wrapping.
Displacement "You are displaced." You are wearing a cloak of displacement, and are displaced as a result.
Stealth "You are stealthy." You have stealth.
Aggravation of monsters "You aggravate monsters." You have the aggravate monster intrinsic or extrinsic. This is not displayed if your source of aggravate monsters is the Amulet of Yendor or Excalibur.
Conflict "You cause conflict." You are wearing a ring of conflict or have invoked the Sceptre of Might, and are causing conflict.
Ability to jump "You can jump." You have the ability to jump because you are a knight or wearing jumping boots.
Ability to teleport "You can teleport." You have intrinsic or extrinsic teleportitis.
Ability to control teleport "You have teleport control. You can control where your teleports and levelports take you.
Levitation or flying "You are levitating." You have extrinsic levitation.
"You are levitating, at will." You have levitation, and can land if you want to.
"You can fly." You have the flying intrinsic, which is similar to, but not the same as, levitation.
Ability to walk on water "You can walk on water." You can walk on moats, pools, and if the boots are fireproof, lava.
Swimming "You can swim." You are polymorphed into a swimmer.
Need to breathe "You can survive without air." You can enter water without climbing out, and you can traverse water squares on the Plane of Water.
"You can breathe water." You are amphibious.
Ability to pass through walls "You can walk through walls." You can pass through walls and solid rock as if they were normal ground.
Riding "You are riding <steed>." You are mounted on the named steed.
Engulfing by monsters "You are swallowed by <monster>." You have been swallowed by the named monster.
Holding by monsters "You are held by <monster>." You are held in place by the named monster, and cannot move away.
"You are holding <monster>." You are using a holding attack against the named monster.
To hit bonus "You have a huge bonus to hit." +13 or better.
"You have a large bonus to hit." +7 to +12.
"You have a moderate bonus to hit." +4 to +6.
"You have a small bonus to hit." +1 to +3.
"You have a small penalty to hit." -1 to -3.
"You have a moderate penalty to hit." -4 to -6.
"You have a large penalty to hit." -7 to -12.
"You have a huge penalty to hit." -13 or worse.
Damage bonus "You have a huge damage bonus." +13 or better.
"You have a large damage bonus." +9 to +12.
"You have a moderate damage bonus." +4 to +6.
"You have a small damage bonus." +1 to +3.
"You have a small damage penalty." -1 to -3.
"You have a moderate damage penalty." -4 to -6.
"You have a large damage penalty." -7 to -12.
"You have a huge damage penalty." -13 or worse.
Slow digestion "You have slower digestion."
Regeneration "You regenerate."
Protection in 3.4.3 and below "You are protected."
Protection in 3.6.0 and above "You have a huge defense bonus." +20 or better.
"You have a large defense bonus." +11 to +19.
"You have a moderate defense bonus." +6 to +10.
"You have a small defense bonus." +1 to +5.
Magic cancellation "You are (warded, guarded, or protected)." You have magic cancellation; "warded" refers to MC1, "guarded" to MC2, "protected" to MC3.
Half physical damage "You take reduced physical damage." You have half physical damage. "reduced" is replaced with "half" at the end of the game.
Half spell damage "You take reduced spell damage" You have half spell damage. "reduced" is replaced with "half" at the end of the game.
Protection from shape changers "You are protected from shape changers."
Polymorphitis "You are polymorphing periodically."
Polymorph control "You have polymorph control."
Current form "You are polymorphed into <monster>." You are under the effects of the wand, spell, potion, or trap.
"You are in beast form." You are polymorphed as a result of lycanthropy.
Unchanging "You can not change from your current form."
Silver hating "You are harmed by silver." You are afflicted with lycanthropy or are polymorphed into a form that takes damage from silver.
Speed "You are fast." Your speed is 16 on average. More precisely, you gain a 2 in 3 chance of six extra movement points each turn. You get these points even if you are polymorphed into a slower or faster monster.
"You are very fast." Your speed is 20 on average. More precisely, you gain a guaranteed six extra movement points per turn, and a 1 in 3 chance of another six extra movement points. You get these points even if you are polymorphed into a slower or faster monster.
Reflection "You have reflection."
Free action "You have free action."
Sustain ability "You have fixed abilities."
Life saving "Your life will be saved."
Twoweaponing "You are wielding two weapons at once."
Death "You were dead." Self-explanatory. This will never be shown in present tense, for obvious reasons.
Luck "You are extremely unlucky." You have -10 luck or less
"You are very unlucky." You have between -9 and -5 Luck
"You are unlucky." You have between -4 and -1 Luck
"Your luck is zero." Self-explanatory. This message will only be seen in wizard mode
"You are lucky." You have between 1 and 4 Luck
"You are very lucky." You have between 5 and 9 Luck
"You are extremely lucky." You have 10 or more Luck
Extra Luck
(the effect of extra Luck is reflected in the Luck messages above)
"You have extra luck." You have three extra Luck, obtained by carrying a noncursed luckstone, or an artifact with the same effect.
"You have reduced luck." Your Luck is reduced by three points, due to carrying a cursed luckstone, or an artifact with the same effect.
Luck timeout "Good luck does not time out for you." Positive (>0[1]) Luck (before adjustment for luckstones) is not reduced with time.
"Bad luck does not time out for you." Negative (<0[1]) Luck (before adjustment for luckstones) is not reduced with time.
God's anger
or
ability to pray
(Always displayed during a game, never after it has completed)
"Deity is angry with you." Your god's anger is between 1 and 3.
"Deity is very angry with you." Your god's anger is between 4 and 6.
"Deity is extremely angry with you." Your god's anger is 7 or more.
"You can safely pray." You may safely pray to your god. Note that this can be misleading for neutral players polymorphed into undead - there is a random chance that is recalculated each time NetHack checks if it is safe to pray.
"You can not safely pray." There is a condition (other than your god's anger) which means you cannot safely pray. It may be because your prayer timeout is not low enough, but all other conditions, such as whether you are in Gehennom, are checked as well.
Deaths "You have died n times." Shows how many times you have been killed and saved by an amulet of life saving.
"You are dead" Only occurs at the DYWYPI.
  1. 1.0 1.1 +1 to this value on full moons, -1 on Friday the 13th.

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