User:Chris/dNetHack/Windowless Tower

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Reaching the Tower

The tower is accessible from an upstair on the top floor of the Gnomish Mines, one level up from the mine's entry level. Level teleporting upward from the top level of the Mines will also deposit you in the Tower. Depending on the layout of the dungeon, the Tower may extend above Level 1. Level teleportation will function within the Tower, however, be aware that 1) the Tower's numbering skips from Level 1 to Level -1, and 2) Teleporting above the top floor of the Tower will result in a fall to your death.

Random Monsters

  • 50% random Z
  • 20% random i
  • 10% random d
  • 10% random V
  • 10% random &

Forest and Ground Floor

You are standing on the surface, albeit at the bottom of a shear ravine. You hear ravens croaking in the trees, beyond which rise a windowless tower.
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Forest Approach

Expect to be greeted by a wave of human zombies immediately after entering the level. Though far from a dire threat, they are none-the-less more difficult than the typical random monster in the early game.

Although the forest might at first seem a treasure-trove of vegan food, industrious kickers will be saddened to find that the trees contain only ravens.

Gaining Entry

The walls are too hard to dig into, closing off the most easy route of entry. However, it is still relatively easy to break into the tower.

Tower Guards

A legion devil grunt (i) keeps watch over the front hallway from behind a set of iron bars. Players with striking can break the bars and confront him directly, bypassing the front hall.

The Hall is guarded by a werewolf, a nurse named Nyx, and a maid named Persephone. With her 12 speed and strong weapons, Persephone in particular is a dangerous opponent for a low-level character.

First Floor

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Cerberus lurks immediately inside the main door of the courtyard, along with two hell hound pups. Two random lesser demons and four other random monsters are also on the level. Four of the ten niches marked 'x' will contain the following:

   long sword
   lock pick
   elven cloak
   blindfold

These niches will also contain random traps.

Second Floor

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The ten niches marked 'x' contain (one randomly assigned to each): two hell hound pups, a winter wolf, two random demons, and the following items:

The niche marked '!' contains four bottles of holy water.

Third Floor

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Vlad the Impaler, with the Candelabrum of Invocation, occupies the throne; a chest is behind it. Each of the six marked niches contains a vampire in a coffin.

Vlad is accompanied by his three wives.