Land mine

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This article is about the item. For the trap it creates, see Trap#Land_mine.
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Name land mine
Appearance land mine
Base price 180 zm
Weight 300
Material iron
Monster use Will not be used by monsters.

A land mine is a tool that can be carried around, and then applied to produce a land mine trap.

Generation

If you #untrap an activated land mine, it will turn (back) into one of these.

You can recover many land mines from the treasure room in Fort Ludios.

Effects

Trying to set a land mine while fumbling, or setting a cursed landmine has a chance of detonating it instead. The chance is modified by Luck; if your Luck is maxed, the chances are very slim. Setting a land mine while riding a steed with Unskilled in Riding has the same chance of failure, and an even worse chance if also fumbling or using a cursed landmine, also causing it to detonate.

Strategy

Be careful, as you can set off your own land mines if you move on to that square or fail to untrap them. Ensure your land mine isn't cursed, you aren't fumbling, and you aren't riding.

Since some monsters tend to pick up items left lying around, you might be able to lure victims on to your land mines with bait that appeals to them.

Mine fields

Because monsters can often get past them, placing a single land mine is usually not that effective. However, you can set several mines to make a mine field, which might be handy for dealing with certain special rooms filled with monsters. You could also use a mine field to protect the area around a stash. It can also be used as a warning system to alert you to the presence of monsters: "Kaablamm! You hear an explosion in the distance!"

Messages

KAABLAMM!!! You triggered a land mine!
A land mine beneath you detonated.
KAABLAMM!!! <monster> triggers a land mine!
A monster set off a land mine.
Kaablamm! You hear an explosion in the distance!
An unseen monster set off a land mine.
You discover a trigger in a pile of soil below you.
You are levitating or flying over a land mine. The trap becomes identified.
KAABLAMM!!! The air currents set it off!
You are levitating or flying over a land mine, but it detonated anyway.
KAABLAMM!!! The rolling boulder triggers a land mine.
A rolling boulder trap rolled over and detonated a land mine.

SLASH'EM

In SLASH'EM, you can also recover a few more from Grund's Stronghold, assuming the monsters there don't set them off.

References

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