Bleeko the Wizard 2008-04-21: Ascended in 53291 turns local machine version 3.4.3 I had been playing cavemen, but after my vanished game on the Plane of Earth (see notable deaths), I switched to Elven Wizards. Had trouble staying alive to the bottom of the mines or after Team Ant started to show up. This particular game gave me a very lucky break however. On one of the early levels I found a wand of wishing! Wished up charging scrolls, silver dragon scale mail, and a spellbook of identify. From then on, things were pretty straightforward! Found an altar on DL4 and sacrificed for Magicbane. Sacrificed more and got Firebrand, Sting, Giantslayer, and Ogresmasher. Worked my way down to Medusa, but didn't find a single enchant armor scroll. Did find a wand of polymorph, so I went back up, dug out the altar level and did a little farming. Got the level about half filled, before becomming bored, but with that and a little polypiling, I managed to complete my kit before even going to the castle. Did the quest, then levelported down to the valley and worked upwards, mapping and zapping. Then I went to the very bottom and did the same thing. Got the amulet and made my way through the planes. I managed to tame an Archon on the way up, and two more on the planes, but I did not have any luck getting them through the final portal to the Astral plane. Once I got to the Astral Plane, I used my leftover wishes to make four more pet Archons and then proceeded to clear the level. Got the +8 Vorpal Blade and +7 Cleaver from NPC's there, but lost one of my Archon Pals. So after all that, I ascended with 8 artifacts, but never wished for any of them, and aside from Magicbane and the Eye, never even used any of them. ==> See the final stats.