Whisperfeet

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Base item speed boots
Affiliation
When carried Luck
When worn stealth
When invoked (none)
Base price 5000 zm
Weight 20

Whisperfeet is an artifact pair of speed boots that appears in SLASH'EM and SlashTHEM. They are neutral-aligned, and act as the first sacrifice gift for Tourists.

Effect

While carried, Whisperfeet acts as a luckstone. When worn, it additionally confers stealth in addition to its other properties (i.e., very fast speed and any effects intrinsic to their randomized appearance).

Strategy

Whisperfeet is a decent sacrifice gift for neutral characters, and Tourists in particular may consider them worth hanging around the first altar they come across for. The relatively early Luck and speed can be a powerful aid in combat, and the stealth helps them avoid waking nymphs and other sleeping monsters, especially given the much more troublesome nymphs that can generate in SLASH'EM and its variants. However, Whisperfeet is not intelligent and thus does not resist curses - be sure to re-bless them when necessary even if you have another luck item (e.g., as the Heart of Ahriman or the Orb of Fate), since luckstone effects stack.

Whisperfeet is fairly unremarkable as an artifact wish - non-neutral characters in search of speed can find guaranteed speed boots in the Spider Caves.