LAST EDITED ON May-01-00 AT 06:21 AM (Pacific)
Nice! Thanks... some of us really do appreciate the effort you put in.
I figured that they must have seen a Dragon Slayer appear, which looks like an Excaliber until you identify it.
Been poking around the Gorror chests lately myself. I'd be curious to see what the scenario file looks like, because these chests have items that don't always show up. My tentative sketch is as follows (all Gorror chests seem to follow the same pattern):
Item #1: Cat'O Nine Tail, Vulcan Hammer, Axe of Many Runes, Raven's Bill, Maiden Head, Sword of Fire, Silent Lyre, Horn of Promethus, possibly some other musical instruments.
Item #2: Magic item: book, scroll, or potion
*Item #3: POWER WEAPON: Excaliber, Avenger, Diamond Eyes, Muramasa Blade, Zatoichi Bo, Staff of Doom, Maenad's Lance, Blades of Aesir, Estoc De Olivia, Faust Halberd, possibly some others
*Item #4: POWER ARMOR #1: Ebony Heaume, (U), (L), Plate Mail +3 (U), (L), Robe of the Enchanter (U), (L), Mantis Gloves/Boots, Hi-Kane-Do (U), (L), Black Gown of Death (U), (L), Faerie Cap, Armet, Chamail Doublet/Pants +2, Displacer Cloak, Forest Cape, and I'm sure a few I forgot or haven't seen
*Item #5: POWER ARMOR #2: Same list as POWER ARMOR #1
Item #6: Magic item: book, scroll, amulet, rechargable wand (Pandora's Wand, Wand of Winds, Crystal Wand, Winterwand, etc), non-rechargable wand (Fire Stix, Icicle Stix, Cracker Stix, etc), ring, stone
Item #7: Magic item: same or similar list as #6
*Item #8: Magic item: same or similar list as #6
* The trick, however, is that items #3, #4, #5, and #8 DO NOT ALWAYS APPEAR. Probably a 50% chance of each appearing... and quite likely even lower. So you can get as few as four items or as many as eight... and of course the best items, many of whom you can only get from these chests, are precisely the ones that don't always appear. My guess is that this is somehow implemented in the scenario file as a bunch of blanks in the list of possible items.
I'll be waiting breathlessly for the official "Gorrors go Topless" post