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Is "House" an official NetHack term (a phrase from the game or source code)? If not, where did this term originate? How does a house assist a player? -- Dez 19:01, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

I've certainly never heard of it. Perhaps this should be removed. --Eidolos
Let's examine our good friend the source code:
845 detect.c		    case 5 : You("see tiny snowflakes spinning around a miniature farmhouse.");
Hallucination message from crystal ball.
174 files.c	 *	callerbuf	buffer to house result
231 files.c	 *	callerbuf	buffer to house result
house as a verb
2374 mhitu.c			if (!cost) verbalize("It's on the house!");
2395 mhitu.c			if (!cost) verbalize("It's on the house!");
house as an expression
483 eat.c		    case PM_HOUSECAT:
807 mkobj.c			wt += mons[PM_HOUSECAT].cwt;
370 monst.c	    MON("housecat", S_FELINE,
2044 pickup.c	    livecat = rn2(2) ? makemon(&mons[PM_HOUSECAT],
2055 pickup.c		deadcat = mk_named_object(CORPSE, &mons[PM_HOUSECAT],
2062 pickup.c		    Hallucination ? rndmonnam() : "housecat");
References to the housecat monster
63 read.c	    "Madame Elvira's House O' Succubi Lifetime Customer",
64 read.c	    "Madame Elvira's House O' Succubi Employee of the Month",
Messages on the t-shirt for a tourist

Vote for removal

I say delete unless this is some term that people in r.g.r.n use Addps4cat 13:09, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

I second the deletion, under the same circumstances. --Snicker 12:39, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
Thirded, This is not an actual feature, so this page makes little sense. -- 01:08, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
Fourthed (?). Useless article. Should be redirected to stash in my opinion. Gneek 18:53, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
To fifth the decision. To agree that the article is completely pointless. To enjoy talking in Gargish sometimes, for some reason. --Kahran042 19:23, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh, yeah. This is nonsense, isn't it? I've never heard anybody use these terms anywhere else. And an ice box isn't even a dungeon feature! This ought not exist.--Ckbryant 13:29, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Against removal for historical reasons EkiM 16:32, 17 November 2008 (UTC)