Bleeko the Neutral Human Barbarian
2020-11-23: Ascended in 49745 turns November Nethack Tournament
version 3.6.6

I hadn't played since Devnull shut down, but being plague-times it
seemed like a nice opportunity to pop into the follow-on TNNT and put
up an ascention.  I didn't start until the middle of the month, and
played a few tourist and wizard games that ended badly.  I got tired
of weak early game roles so I switched to a Barbarian.

This game had an odd distribution of items.  I went through the entire
mine without finding a single mithril suit, and only found two natural
enchant armor scrolls in the entire game.  On the other hand, I found
a bag in a shop on DL2, and got reflection from the swap chest at
mines end (a tournament addition).  This let me skip sokoban entirely,
which was special because it is my least favorite part of the game.

Getting reflection early was great, because I had stopped in the main
dungeon when I ran into a treasure zoo somewhere around DL10.  Coming
back to that, I started cleaning it out when BANG! Troll with a wand
of death.  I actually found four wands of death over the course of the
game, which made Rodney very managable.

I also found levitation boots, and then rings of levitation and free
action early in the game, a million ID scrolls and three magic lamps.
The first I kept for light, second gave me a mostly useless pet Djii,
and third I wished for GDSM.  Also found Gauntlets of Power in a shop.

My ascention kit was pretty much complete before I even hit Medusa,
much less the castle.  Found a wand, so I polyed for speed boots and
tried to get charging because the castle wand was 0:1.  Converted a
bunch of altars and did a bunch of camping but just did not get any
gifts.  Decided that I wanted to twoweapon Vorpy and a silver saber,
so just did excessive praying to get crowned.

The new features in 3.6.6 were interesting, and I very much
appreciated refreshed, less tedious, lower maze levels.  Having Vlad
teleport to the stairs was less welcome though, because I ended up
having to chase him through the dungeons.

I enjoyed the Devteam quest (another tournament addition) and brought
back the T-shirt!

While in Orcus Town, somehow a Tame shade showed up next to me.  I
named him Caspar, but it was annoying because I didnt have a magic
whistle with me and I couldn't keep track of him.  Rodney woke up when
a Titan was swarming me in the tower, and stole my heart of Ahriman.
I didn't notice right away and never bothered to go back for it :-)

Goodbye bleeko the Demigod... You and Princess Atta and Barry and Flick and Ray Liota and Mr Soil went to your reward with 3131977 points, Vorpal Blade (worth 4000 zorkmids and 10000 points) The Book of the Dead (worth 10000 zorkmids and 25000 points) The Bell of Opening (worth 5000 zorkmids and 12500 points) Demonbane (worth 2500 zorkmids and 6250 points) Sunsword (worth 1500 zorkmids and 3750 points) The Really Cool Shirt (worth 800 zorkmids and 2000 points) The Candelabrum of Invocation (worth 5000 zorkmids and 12500 points) 16 emeralds (worth 40000 zorkmids), 12 rubies (worth 42000 zorkmids), 11 chrysoberyl stones (worth 7700 zorkmids), 9 amethyst stones (worth 5400 zorkmids), 8 jet stones (worth 6800 zorkmids), 7 black opals (worth 17500 zorkmids), 6 diamonds (worth 24000 zorkmids), 5 sapphires (worth 15000 zorkmids), 4 dilithium crystals (worth 18000 zorkmids), 4 turquoise stones (worth 8000 zorkmids), 4 topaz stones (worth 3600 zorkmids), 2 jacinth stones (worth 6500 zorkmids), 2 citrine stones (worth 3000 zorkmids), 2 garnet stones (worth 1400 zorkmids), 2 fluorite stones (worth 800 zorkmids), 1 aquamarine stone (worth 1500 zorkmids), 1 amber stone (worth 1000 zorkmids), 1 opal (worth 800 zorkmids), 1 obsidian stone (worth 200 zorkmids), 1 amulet of life saving (worth 150 zorkmids), 1 amulet of reflection (worth 150 zorkmids), and 137 pieces of gold, after 49745 moves. You were level 25 with a maximum of 363 hit points when you ascended.