Scroll of flood

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Name flood
Appearance random
Base price 200 zm
Weight 5
Ink to write 10–19
Monster use Will not be used by monsters.

The scroll of flood is an item added in UnNetHack, and also in xNetHack as the scroll of water.


In addition to random generation, a scroll of flood will be generated on top of a gravestone that reads "Apres moi, le deluge"; the phrase is French for "After me, the flood".


Reading a scroll of flood causes a flood which creates pools of water around you.[1]

If the scroll is uncursed, it creates water around you in a similar fashion to an overflowing fountain, but with a higher probability per square, and a chance of including your own square. If the scroll is blessed, it will not create a pool underneath you. A cursed scroll restricts the flood to the square you're standing on, which could be useful when levitating over a tile of lava with something valuable sunk into it.

If read while confused, the scroll instead removes a circle of water from around you, with the radius dependent on its BUC status.

In xNetHack, the scroll of water will never create a pool of water under the player. It also cannot be made into a scroll of blank paper via #dipping.