Welcome message

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Hello message

When you start a new game of NetHack, or restore a saved game, or receive mail, or enter a shop, you are greeted:

"Hello <player>, welcome to NetHack!  You are a <alignment> <gender> <race> <Class>."
"Hello, <player>!  Welcome to <Shopkeeper>'s <shop type>!"

For some classes "Hello" is replaced by a translated greeting[1]:

  • Knight: Salutations (Olde English)
  • Samurai: Konnichi wa (Japanese) or Irasshaimase if a shopkeeper
  • Tourist: Aloha (Hawaiian)
  • Valkyrie: Velkommen (Norse) or Hallo if a mail daemon

Goodbye message

When ending the game or being drained of a level, you get the message

Goodbye, <player> the <Class>...
Goodbye level <level>.

There are also translated versions of "Goodbye"[2]:

  • Knight: Fare thee well (Olde English)
  • Samurai: Sayonara (Japanese)
  • Tourist: Aloha (Hawaiian)
  • Valkyrie: Farvel (Norse)

References

  1. role.c#line1448 - the Hello() function
  2. role.c#line1473 - the Goodbye() function

See also

This page may need to be updated for NetHack 3.6.0.

It may contain text specific to NetHack 3.4.3. Information on this page may be out of date.

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