Huge chunk of meat

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Name huge chunk of meat
Base price 105 zm
Nutrition 2000
Turns to eat 20
Weight 400
Conduct meat

A huge chunk of meat is a massive comestible.

Generation

The huge chunk of meat can only be created by zapping a boulder with a spell of stone to flesh.

Effects

When eaten, it provides 2000 nutrition, the highest of any comestible in the game.

Strategy

Eating a huge chunk of meat will likely make you oversatiated unless you were fainting beforehand; beware eating anything if you are oversatiated, as you are very likely to choke over your food and die unless you are wearing an amulet of life saving or are breathless. The huge gain in nutrition will keep you satiated for at least a few hundred turns, which abuses dexterity; be prepared to exercise enough to potentially offset the stat abuse, or else have a unicorn horn to fix lowered stats.

Healers in particular always start with a spellbook of stone to flesh, which allows them to easily make and live off huge chunks of meat as long as they are able to find boulders; at the least, it will last them long enough to find some permanent sources of food, and provides a "buffer" for nutrition drain from spellcasting.

Encyclopedia entry

Huge chunks of meat share the same encyclopedia entry as meatballs.

Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some would eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.

[ Grace Before Meat, by Robert Burns ]

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