On September 23th 2001 I won my first game of nethack. Since then I had been playing nethack for three years. I only had one character to Gehennom and only three to the castle. So here is the life of Ralf the barbarian.

The astral plane


Ralf the barbarian entered the dungeon of doom to find fame, fortune and the amulet of yendor. Down he went into the darkness, but first skipped the gnomish mines. Solved sokoban, but only got a amulet of reflection. So he went back to get a luckstone in the gnomish mines. He spend some time there, slaying monsters and polypiling stuff. His cat stepped into the way of a polymorph beam and changed into a BALROG. Uh, very good, but still no bag of holding for Ralf. So he went back in the main dungeon to go some levels deeper. There he discovered a pile of bones with a blessed bag of holding and some other nice stuff. Ralf went back to identify the whole and polypile some more. A fountain granted Ralf the first wish and he wished for a blessed gray dragon scale mail. He also discovered a amulet of lifesaving and thus equipped went down the dungeon. Sadly Ralf couldn't discover the entry to the croesus lair. The balrog was killed in Gehennom by a lurker from above. Vlad was killed and so was the wizard. Ralf took a fast bath (frozen water got unfrozen) to get the stink of himself and continued to Moloch's lair. The ring of conflict was a good companion and the high priest of Moloch hat the bad luck to be in a room with a cockatrice.
Ralf went back up and made a quick stop in the gnomish town to polypile some more stuff.

The elemental planes

Then he went to the elemental planes. Earth was easy, but Air was very dangerous. Ralf died two times here, but had enough amulets of life-saving to survive. Fire looked easy, the fire elementals couldn't harm him, but a Archon had a wand of create monsters. The newly produced monsters each seems to have a scroll of create monster and soon Ralf was surrounded by Archons, Dragons, Giants and a lot of other nasty monsters. Conflict and his trusty blade helped him to get rid of all of them.
When Ralf finally managed to enter the astral plane he still wore the ring of conflict, and so he was attacked by the angels of crom. When he finally managed to remove the ring (it was cursed) the angels kept attacking him, and so he just put the ring back on. Pestilence was a very dangerous opponent. There Ralf was killed the third time and even feared to be killed a fourth, but this time without a amulet of lifesaving. Fortunately the unicorn horn worked and Ralf could get another amulet of lifesaving out of his backpack in time while the angels attacked pestilence and killed him a third time.
From this time on Ralf run through the planes and, with the help of Crom, the first altar was the right one.

The prize

You offer the Amulet of Yendor to Crom... An invisible choir sings, and you are bathed in radiance..
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Ralf the Slayer            St:18/90 Dx:21 Co:18 In:19 Wi:19 Ch:14  Neutral
Astral Plane $:461 HP:139(269) Pw:81(81) AC:-29 Exp:24
"In return for thy service, I grant thee the gift of Immortality!" You ascend to the status of Demigod...--More--
 K - an uncursed amulet of life saving (being worn)
 a - the rustproof +5 Vorpal Blade (weapon in hand)
 n - an uncursed burnt +4 oilskin cloak (being worn)
 y - an uncursed fireproof +3 pair of gauntlets of dexterity (being worn)
 A - a blessed +4 shield of reflection (being worn)
 C - an uncursed +4 gray dragon scale mail (being worn)
 H - an uncursed very burnt +4 pair of speed boots (being worn)
 O - an uncursed +4 Hawaiian shirt (being worn)
 Q - an uncursed rustproof +3 helm of brilliance (being worn)
 b - an uncursed C-ration
 E - an uncursed partly eaten food ration
 Z - an uncursed lizard corpse
 j - a blessed scroll of remove curse
 I - 2 uncursed scrolls of create monster
 m - an uncursed potion of water
 e - an uncursed ring of conflict (on left hand)
 l - an uncursed ring of teleport control
 x - an uncursed ring of free action (on right hand)
 L - an uncursed rusty ring of warning
 d - a wand of create monster (0:14)
 i - a wand of death (0:1)
 q - a wand of cancellation (1:1)
 B - a wand of wishing (1:0)
 M - a wand of teleportation (0:1)
 u - a +0 unicorn horn
 w - a blessed bag of holding
 F - an uncursed magic lamp (lit)
 U - a blessed bag of holding
 T - the blessed Heart of Ahriman

Contents of the bag of holding:

a potion of holy water
a wand of cold (0:7)
an uncursed potion of invisibility
an uncursed scroll of teleportation
a blessed scroll of create monster
an uncursed scroll of create monster
a magic marker (0:40)
a cursed magic marker (0:84)
a wand of polymorph (0:6)
5 uncursed potions of confusion
a wand of opening (0:5)
an uncursed scroll of enchant armor
a blessed scroll of enchant armor
a blessed scroll of create monster
3 uncursed food rations
an uncursed opal
a blessed wand of secret door detection (1:8)
3 uncursed potions of speed
a blessed potion of speed
a cursed amulet of change
an uncursed amulet of reflection
an uncursed amulet of reflection
a wand of cold (1:1)
a wand of cold (0:1)
a wand of polymorph (0:8)
a rusty wand of digging (0:0)
a cursed amulet of change
4 uncursed amber stones
3 uncursed worthless pieces of black glass
4 uncursed diamonds
2 uncursed obsidian stones
an uncursed turquoise stone
2 uncursed jade stones
3 uncursed amber stones
4 uncursed diamonds
a wand of death (0:5)
a cursed amulet of strangulation
an uncursed sapphire
an uncursed opal
2 uncursed amber stones
a cursed amber stone
10 uncursed amber stones
10165 gold pieces
an uncursed lizard corpse
an uncursed jacinth stone
an uncursed blindfold

Contents of the bag of holding: (second bag)

the blessed rustproof +1 Sunsword
a +0 pick-axe
a cursed potion of speed
a cursed potion of gain level
an uncursed scroll of enchant weapon
a cursed skeleton key
a cursed magic whistle
a cursed wand of cold (0:5)
a wand of create monster (0:10)
a wand of digging (0:1)
a wand of digging (0:7)
2 blessed scrolls of identify
a wand of create monster (0:12)
a wand of polymorph (0:4)
a cursed rusty wand of create monster (0:15)
a wand of digging (0:2)
an uncursed diamond
3 uncursed diamonds
an uncursed emerald
an uncursed amulet of magical breathing
a rusty wand of create monster (0:11)
a wand of polymorph (0:7)
75967 gold pieces
a wand of slow monster (0:2)
a wand of lightning (0:2)
a wand of enlightenment (0:12)
the rustproof +5 Fire Brand
a wand of light (4:4)
a wand of death (0:2)
a wand of polymorph (1:0)
6 uncursed diamonds
an uncursed jacinth stone
an uncursed agate stone
2 uncursed opals
a blessed luckstone
2 uncursed agate stones
d +5 pair of leather gloves
an uncursed jet stone
a wand of locking (0:8)
a wand of fire (1:2)
an uncursed +1 ring of increase damage
a blessed potion of restore ability
an uncursed scroll of charging
an uncursed turquoise stone
3 uncursed amethyst stones
an uncursed emerald
a wand of speed monster (0:-1)
a wand of magic missile (0:6)
an uncursed obsidian stone
an uncursed tin of rock troll meat
3 uncursed turquoise stones
3 uncursed amber stones
a cursed scroll of fire
an uncursed +0 cloak of invisibility
2 uncursed turquoise stones
2 uncursed chrysoberyl stones
an uncursed scroll of earth
an uncursed rusty tin opener
an uncursed tin of owlbear meat
a cursed fire horn (0:2)
a wand of teleportation (0:1)
an uncursed sprig of wolfsbane
an uncursed stethoscope
a wand of undead turning (0:5)
an uncursed jacinth stone
a wand of slow monster (1:10)
a cursed topaz stone
a cursed jade stone
a cursed turquoise stone
an uncursed amethyst stone
4 uncursed wax candles
an uncursed ring of polymorph control
4 uncursed citrine stones
an uncursed citrine stone
a wand of create monster (0:14)
a wand of light (0:10)
a wand of lightning (0:5)
a rusty wand of probing (0:5)
3 uncursed jasper stones
2 uncursed sapphires
10 uncursed emeralds
an uncursed citrine stone
an uncursed jade stone
2 uncursed amethyst stones
3 uncursed obsidian stones
2 uncursed turquoise stones
2 uncursed chrysoberyl stones
5 uncursed fluorite stones

 Final Attributes:
  You were the Envoy of Balance.
  You were piously aligned.
  You were fire resistant.
  You were cold resistant.
  You were sleep resistant.
  You were disintegration-resistant.
  You were shock resistant.
  You were poison resistant.
  You were magic-protected.
  You saw invisible.
  You were telepathic.
  You were stealthy.
  You caused conflict.
  You were very fast.
  You had reflection.
  You had free action.
  Your life would have been saved.
  You were extremely lucky.
  You had extra luck.
  Good luck did not time out for you.
  You survived after being killed thrice.

Vanquished creatures:

The Wizard of Yendor (13 times)
Pestilence (2 times)
a high priest
6 mastodons
8 krakens
19 Archons
18 iron golems
4 ki-rin
17 storm giants
2 titans
2 glass golems
4 balrogs
Thoth Amon
15 purple worms
a gray dragon
2 silver dragons
21 red dragons
10 white dragons
3 orange dragons
13 black dragons
11 blue dragons
6 green dragons
10 yellow dragons
20 minotaurs
14 jabberwocks
14 baluchitheria
7 Angels
Vlad the Impaler
8 stone golems
6 master mind flayers
10 Olog-hai
5 Nazguls
16 pit fiends
2 sandestins
11 hell hounds
11 titanotheres
11 trappers
a baby green dragon
a guardian naga
13 disenchanters
34 vampire lords
5 skeletons
5 shopkeepers
25 aligned priests
13 captains
6 shades
2 water trolls
3 clay golems
16 nurses
5 ice devils
7 nalfeshnees
3 lurkers above
an Aleax
2 frost giants
12 ettins
a golden naga
16 black puddings
37 vampires
10 lieutenants
36 ghosts
a caveman
3 queen bees
13 winged gargoyles
9 mind flayers
12 giant mimics
10 zruties
24 fire giants
19 ogre kings
7 ice trolls
74 rock trolls
13 umber hulks
15 flesh golems
9 Elvenkings
4 doppelgangers
12 hezrous
19 bone devils
10 large mimics
5 wumpuses
7 fire vortices
a baby long worm
2 baby purple worms
11 long worms
9 couatls
37 stalkers
18 air elementals
27 fire elementals
26 earth elementals
12 water elementals
17 hill giants
8 giant mummies
4 black nagas
29 xorns
18 giant zombies
30 elf-lords
28 sergeants
11 barbed devils
15 vrocks
11 salamanders
25 wargs
3 winter wolves
8 hell hound pups
28 small mimics
a glass piercer
9 warhorses
15 steam vortices
22 xans
2 ettin mummies
21 ogre lords
12 quantum mechanics
66 trolls
a sasquatch
8 wood golems
2 erinyes
5 mariliths
3 djinn
4 sharks
3 electric eels
11 gelatinous cubes
6 pyrolisks
7 large dogs
3 freezing spheres
14 flaming spheres
16 shocking spheres
2 large cats
12 tigers
9 gargoyles
4 dwarf kings
10 tengu
14 ochre jellies
22 leocrottas
10 energy vortices
8 mountain centaurs
4 stone giants
7 elf mummies
2 human mummies
11 red nagas
9 pit vipers
5 pythons
8 cobras
64 wraiths
11 carnivorous apes
23 ettin zombies
2 leather golems
35 Grey-elves
67 soldiers
4 watchmen
5 horned devils
12 succubi
8 incubi
8 chameleons
4 crocodiles
11 giant beetles
11 quivering blobs
27 cockatrices
17 wolves
17 winter wolf cubs
4 lynxes
9 panthers
84 gremlins
5 spotted jellies
10 leprechauns
4 orc-captains
8 iron piercers
2 mumakil
11 giant spiders
8 scorpions
10 horses
5 ice vortices
4 black lights
12 vampire bats
5 forest centaurs
9 gnome kings
7 orc mummies
3 dwarf mummies
99 ogres
10 brown puddings
12 rust monsters
15 owlbears
5 yetis
6 gold golems
3 werewolves
17 Green-elves
4 piranhas
16 giant eels
20 lizards
3 chickatrices
2 dingos
6 jaguars
9 dwarf lords
9 blue jellies
4 white unicorns
2 gray unicorns
7 black unicorns
15 dust vortices
10 ravens
2 plains centaurs
4 gnome mummies
11 snakes
5 water moccasins
12 apes
31 human zombies
6 rope golems
25 Woodland-elves
11 soldier ants
17 fire ants
10 bugbears
4 imps
3 lemures
12 quasits
7 wood nymphs
7 water nymphs
4 mountain nymphs
29 Mordor orcs
18 Uruk-hai
2 orc shamans
13 rock piercers
7 rock moles
5 ponies
13 fog clouds
19 yellow lights
3 shriekers
8 violet fungi
20 gnome lords
7 gnomish wizards
2 kobold mummies
a black naga hatchling
a guardian naga hatchling
7 gray oozes
3 barrow wights
27 elf zombies
23 ghouls
4 straw golems
a paper golem
5 jellyfish
a baby crocodile
18 giant ants
9 floating eyes
5 kittens
30 dwarves
4 homunculi
6 kobold lords
6 kobold shamans
64 hill orcs
21 rothes
5 rabid rats
7 centipedes
5 giant bats
4 monkeys
35 orc zombies
20 dwarf zombies
3 wererats
a werejackal
10 iguanas
68 killer bees
4 acid blobs
10 coyotes
3 gas spores
11 hobbits
4 manes
4 large kobolds
8 hobgoblins
12 giant rats
8 cave spiders
7 brown molds
6 yellow molds
a green mold
2 red molds
71 gnomes
4 garter snakes
13 gnome zombies
7 geckos
16 jackals
2 foxes
4 kobolds
6 goblins
3 sewer rats
13 grid bugs
5 bats
12 lichens
13 kobold zombies
14 newts

3370 creatures vanquished.

Genocided species:
  master mind flayers
  master liches
  green slimes

 7 species genocided.

Voluntary challenges:
  You genocided 7 types of monsters.
  You never changed form.
  You did not wish for any artifacts.

Goodbye ralf the Demigod...

You went to your reward with 5241262 points,
Vorpal Blade (worth 1500 zorkmids and 3750 points)
The Heart of Ahriman (worth 6000 zorkmids and 15000 points)
Sunsword (worth 1500 zorkmids and 3750 points)
Fire Brand (worth 1500 zorkmids and 3750 points)
      23 amber stones (worth 23000 zorkmids),
      18 diamonds (worth 72000 zorkmids),
      12 emeralds (worth 30000 zorkmids),
      10 turquoise stones (worth 20000 zorkmids),
       6 citrine stones (worth 9000 zorkmids),
       6 amethyst stones (worth 3600 zorkmids),
       6 obsidian stones (worth 1200 zorkmids),
       5 fluorite stones (worth 2000 zorkmids),
       4 opals (worth 3200 zorkmids),
       4 chrysoberyl stones (worth 2800 zorkmids),
       4 jade stones (worth 1200 zorkmids),
       3 jacinth stones (worth 9750 zorkmids),
       3 sapphires (worth 9000 zorkmids),
       3 jasper stones (worth 1500 zorkmids),
       3 agate stones (worth 600 zorkmids),
       3 worthless pieces of colored glass,
       1 topaz stone (worth 900 zorkmids),
       1 jet stone (worth 850 zorkmids),
       2 amulets of change (worth 300 zorkmids),
       2 amulets of reflection (worth 300 zorkmids),
       1 amulet of life saving (worth 150 zorkmids),
       1 amulet of strangulation (worth 150 zorkmids),
       1 amulet of magical breathing (worth 150 zorkmids),
and 86593 pieces of gold, after 86939 moves.
You were level 24 with a maximum of 269 hit points when you ascended.