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In NetHack, the letter L serves the following purposes:
- l represents a leprechaun, a monster class consisting only of the titular leprechaun.
- L represents a lich:
- It is also used as a direction key if numpad movement is off:
In Hack 1.21, a variant of Jay Fenlason's Hack, lizards used the l glyph, while rock lobsters used the L glyph. In the variant Hack for PDP-11, the l glyph is given to the leocrotta, while the L glyph is given to the leprechaun - both monsters retain their glyph for their appearance in Hack 1.0, and continued to use those glyphs up to NetHack 2.3e.
In NetHack 3.0.0, the quadruped monster class is introduced and uses the q glyph; the leocrotta is made part of the quarduped monster class, while the lich monster class is introduced and given the l glyph in its place. In NetHack 3.0.6, the glyphs of the leprechaun and lich monster classes were exchanged, resulting in their current glyphs.
SLASH'EM introduces a couple of new monsters that each use the l and L glyphs:
dNetHack introduces some new monsters that use the L glyph:
- L lich:
SpliceHack-Rewrite adds two new monsters that use the L glyph:
EvilHack adds one new monster that uses the L glyph:
- L lich:
- L Vecna
SlashTHEM retains the monsters added in SLASH'EM and adds other new monsters that use the l and L glyphs:
Hack'EM adds several monsters that use the l and L glyphs from other variants: