Fragile items may break! They shatter or splat when
- Hit with a force bolt
- Hit with a wand of striking
- When thrown
- When kicked
- When dropped from a height (from levitating, or down stairs).
Items in your inventory are safe from shattering.
The fragile items include
- Mirrors except the Magic Mirror of Merlin
- Wands with the description "glass" or "crystal".
- Expensive cameras
- Cream pies
- Crystal plate mail
- The source code also recognises venom as fragile.
Breaking mirrors, or eggs laid by you carries a Luck penalty.