Gnomish Ranger Quest

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The Gnomish Ranger Quest is a revival of the defunct Gnome quest. It sees the Gnomish Ranger challenge the Great High Shaman of Kurtulmak for the Rogue Gear-spirits. For more information on the quest branch in general, see the quest article.

This quest is tightly tied to the Gnomish mines. All holes and trap doors in the mines lead to the Home level, and the upstair on the Home level leads to Minetown. The quest portal still links to the Dungeons of Doom at the usual depth.

Gnomes of at least 6th level will be accepted on the quest, and at that point they are likely to be able to complete it, as well. At least 20 alignment is still required, however.

The main quest enemies are kobolds, though the occasional i spawns as well. Sometimes a giant spider may generate guarding a web trap.

Maps

Home level

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Ruggo the Gnome King is located on the throne; however, he is no longer the quest leader. Instead, the damaged Arcadian Avenger is the quest leader. She is hidden in the closet behind Ruggo's throne.

The downstair and portal are located randomly in the maze of corridors, the marked upstair leads to a random spot in Minetown. Until the quest is completed, the upstair is partially collapsed, and the character will not be able to squeeze up it if they are burdened.

Upper filler level(s)

This is a Mines-style level. Indeed, these levels are almost identical to mines levels, down to the guaranteed random tool.

Locate level

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Lower filler level(s)

This is a Mines-style level. Indeed, these levels are almost identical to mines levels, down to the guaranteed random tool.

Goal level

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The Great High Shaman of Kurtulmak is located on the altar to Kurtulmak on the left-hand side of the level. Despite his grandiose title, the Shaman has the same statistics as a regular kobold shaman, and is quite likely to die in one hit. The Shaman's spellcasting, however, is genuinely dangerous, as he summons lawful & to fight you.

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