Forum:I see no one next to you to take a sacrifice
I'm in wizard mode in SLASH'EM with a chaotic ice mage (changed alignment when I tried to convert an altar).
I've sacrificed many monsters with the new alignment but now, when I stand on the altar and give the extended command #sacrifice it prompts me the message 'I see no one next to you to take a sacrifice'.... I do not understand.. and, something stranger happened when I went downstairs. I found an engraving on the floor with written 'They say ?hat cha ti? cra??cte?? never get a kic| out of altar .' it's strange, can someone try to explain me what is happening?
- The engraving is just random grafitti. It is mostly safe to ignore.
- Regarding the sacrifice, it looks like SLASH'EM allows a player to sacrifice either on an altar or within 2 squares of the oracle, if you are on the oracle level and can see the oracle. As far as I can tell #offering a corpse when near the oracle will simply give you a true rumor... unless it was a woodchuck, in which case you get a random rumor, lose 1 luck, and abuse your wisdom. Either way you also lose 1 alignment; "Your god is jealous".
- Some other things, in case someone wants to try to add this information to the wiki somewhere: "The Oracle doesn't care about the age or species of the corpse, except for the dreaded woodchuck.", so 'sacrificing' old or safe-race corpses is fine. Cockatrices will still stone you. Messages involved: <The Oracle> looks at you <Scorn/thought>fully. upon sacrificing, I see no one next to you to take a sacrifice. if you are on the oracle level and either can't see the oracle or are not within 2 squares. Unless I'm reading the source code wrong, it looks like it's impossible to do regular altar sacrifice on the oracle level
- Qazmlpok 23:06, July 25, 2010 (UTC)