Forum:Pet will not attack Quest Leader

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So I am below the necessary level for the quest. I decided to try to have my pet master mind flayer kill my leader. My pet will not attack either my leader or the one quest guardian that happen to by in the same room as the leader. I am playing a tourist. Is there a reason why?

Ndwolfwood 08:23, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
Pets are special-cased not to attack quest people unless confused or conflicted. This is because killing your quest leader makes your game unwinnable in vanilla. (Sporkhack improves upon this, but I'm not an expert on it.) dogmove.c, line 623 --Tjr 08:51, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Why would that make the game unwinable? The stairs are accessible so why could I not just go down and retrieve the Bell?Ndwolfwood 21:48, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

See unwinnable. You can't go down the stairs without permission, so if anything happens that results in you being expelled from the quest permanently or the quest leader dying before obtaining permission, you can't get the bell. And no you can't go down the stairs without permission; you will be prevented by a mysterious force. -- Qazmlpok 22:18, 24 February 2012 (UTC)