Bleeko the Lawful Dwarven Cavewoman 2010-11-28: Killed by Greed, with an assist by Famine DevNull tournament server version 3.4.3 I had previously gotten a caveman to the planes, but that ended badly. After that, I lost my taste for the role, but it was one of three that I had not yet ascended, so I decided to give it another go in this years tourney. The game was tremendously generous. I found a amulet of reflection and bag in the mines, although I did not ID the amulet for a while. Soko is my least favorite part of the dungeon, so I thought about skipping it, but did it anyway just for the loot. I had picked up poison resistance from a unicorn, but a gremlin later stole it. I ran back to my stash and put on a ring of PR just in time for an ant to bite and try to poison me. There were quite a few shops, mostly potions, but some general shops too. One well-stocked place had both speed boots and gauntlets of power, which was quite sweet in the early game. Minetown had a magic lamp, and there was another in a shop on DL13. I had been thinking about going wishless, but both were already blessed so I burned one for GDSM. Found about six altars, two with priests. The first was on DL5 and converted it after a few tries. Later set up shop by a coaligned one with a priest on DL12. Unfortunately, after all of this bounty, I blew up my bag while shuffling things around at my stash. I accidentally put a wand of cancellation into the bag rather than my stash. I had put in a stack of things and as soon as I saw the message that the first one was going into the bag my heart sank! I had to force myself to scroll through the rest of the messages knowing full-well what was in store for me. Well, nothing to do but keep at it. I continued down to Medusa. No levitation so I dug down. I had no music at the castle, so I eventually lured a fire giant down from the level above, then pushed his boulder across. I was about to try a pickaxe on the drawbridge when I remembered that I had previously memorized force bolt as a good forgotten spell for confusion in the late game. I had to strip out of my armor but I was able to smash the door. The wand in the castle was fully charged and I was able to replace my bag, get levitation, and get ready for the endgame. I had run across 6 wands of death, and had many scrolls of charging from some polying, so Astral got cleaned out pretty quickly - PewPewPew! Then I put my game on hold and went to work on another ascention on a different server. Occasionally I came back and killed Famine and Death a bunch more times to boost my score until I had a base score that was almost equal to the current Caveman high-score, and with the doubling from ascending would give me quite a comfortable margin. Two days before the end of the tournament, I ascended my Ranger at 1am, then logged back in to #offer the Caveman too. I decided to kill Famine a few more times just for good measure. In my Ranger game I had level-drained Famine down to zero and tried to tame it, so I had become totally comtemptuous of Famine. However, that was not this Famine. A lucky stunning attack later, and I am looking at "You die ..." So a Birdie and High Score Caveman turned into a Dilithium Star all because of greed.