Bleeko the Knight 2006-05-06: Ascended in 55814 turns nethack.alt.org public server version 3.4.3 For a change, I decided to try a knight and ended up having quite a bit of fun with him. Once I got the hang of working with the lance and the steed, things went pretty smoothly. I ended up using my starting long sword (transformed into Excalubur) and lance for the entire game (although I did swing Vorpal Blade a couple of times on the Astral Plane after taking it from a hero there) I got two nice breaks in this game. First, I ran across a bones file on level 9 or so, which gave me a bag and luckstone. I hate sokoban and don't really care about the mines past minetown, so this was nice! Bags were common this game, I ended up finding three or four of them! I also discovered a magic harp, which came in very handy for taming dragons late in the game! Keeping steeds healthy was a bit of trouble. I kept my horse for most of the upper dungeon, then went through many Dragons, even after using a turn undead wand to keep them going. One ate a chameleon corpse and changed into a paper golem, another took a swipe at a chickatrice before I got stone to flesh, another didn't leave a corpse, and on my way back up with the amulet, I was suddenly surrounded by baddies including a black dragon who decided to blast me. Had to wish for a new saddle after that! While waiting to recover on the Plane of Fire, I used my last wish for a blessed figurine of a Ki-rin. After Smokey IV died yet again on the Astral Plane, I tried to apply it, but the darn thing came up peaceful rather than tame, so Smokey IV was resurrected and pressed into service yet again! Jousting rocks! ==> See the final stats.