Bleeko the Dwarven Archeologist 2009-11-21: Ascended in 61495 turns DevNull tournament server version 3.4.3 It took a few tries, including one spectactularly odd game, but eventually had a game going reasonably well. This was my first time ascending a dwarf and I was nervous about forgetting my race and doing something Stupid(tm), but it all worked out well. I found a bag, got reflection from soko, and GDSM from a throne wish. Found a WoW on the floor and decided that I really wanted Grayswandir. Had already gotten Sunsword, Trollbane and Dragonbane from sacfests, so I knew it might take a few, but I figured this was the RNG saying "Hey, why don't you play the game the way you want to for a while" I burned *five* wishes without getting it, so either it is sitting in the inventory of a peaceful gnome somewhere in minetown or else the RNG said "Actually, you play it *my* way ... Psych!" Eventually, I stowed all of the artifacts and just went with twin silver sabers (Slicey and Stabby). A particularly lucky turn with a scroll of charging gave me a +6 increase damage ring, and very few monsters could stand up to more than two rounds with the boys. I decided to work on maximizing my score, so I took my time and deadinated everything that I could find, even camping out on the plane of earth for a while emptying the wands of create monster that everyone seemed to be carrying. The Astral Plane got pretty lonely after a while too, as I worked my way through all three altars. At the end, I racked up a 7.25M point score, which I thought was pretty good without going into hard-core extinctionist behavior, and was good enough to get high score for the class.