Neutral Quest

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The Neutral Quest is one of the new alignment-based quests in SLASH'EM. Unlike the normal Quest, the alignment quests do not have quest leaders, nor do you actually have to belong to the alignment in question to attempt the Quest. They are also only one level each. You have to complete at least two of the three alignment quests to get the keys to the indestructible doors in Vlad's Tower.

Map

                                                 -----                  
                ----------                  ------..{|                  
                |........|-------------------........|                  
                |........+^.^.^......................|                  
                |e.......|----------..-------........|                  
                |........|         |..|     --------.|             ---  
                ----------        --..|            |.|         -----.|  
                                  |..--     ---- ---.-----------.....---
                      -----   -----..|     --..---.....................|
                    ---...-----......--    |.......------------........|
                    |............---..--- --....----          |........|
                    |.....-------- --...---.....--            ---...----
                    -------         --.......^...|              -----   
                                     -------....--                      
                                           ------                       

The portal back to the Dungeons of Doom is marked. The three marked traps are all spiked pits; there are also four other random traps. The Beholder occupies the spot marked 'e', along with a chest and four piles of gold. Killing the Beholder will reveal the Eye of the Beholder and the Key of Neutrality. There are also 37 gas spores scattered throughout the level, as well as four other random e's and/or F's. There is a guaranteed fountain at the top of the map.

Because of the number of gas spores in this level, killing one can trigger a "domino effect", in which you hit a gas spore in one direction and cause an explosion on the other side of your hero.

The Beholder

This monster has multiple gaze attacks, including one which causes an instadeath. Fortunately, like all gaze attacks, the death gaze can be reflected with a mirror. Reflection will also reflect the gaze of death, killing the Beholder, but only if you are not invisible (or the Beholder is otherwise prevented from seeing you, while you can see it), and it will not protect against the other attacks.

See also

Reference

From source beholder.des file