Various dungeon features may be encountered in these dungeons. Thus, low-DL caves might be scouted for herbs early in the game and altars and forges to use later in the game. The Putrid Cave might be of high interest for players who place high value in early precrowning which may be trivial to do if an altar is generated on one of its levels.
6 random dungeons appear in every game. Their shorthand descriptions, depth, and DL ranges are fixed.
|Moldy Dungeon||R1||5||Low||5th level can contain the Tome of Donors, 4th level is always a shifting level.|
|Shadowy Dungeon||R2||12||Low||High chance for a vault on level 12.|
|Ancient Dungeon||R4||13||High||Statues are more likely.|
|Putrid Cave||R5||3||Low||At least one level is cavernous.|
|Crumbling Dungeon||R6||7||Very High|
------------------------------ tome of donors ------------------------------ Weight: 500s When used in melee combat it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d8 points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d8 points of damage.
"You seem to have discovered the legendary tome of donors. This tome is said to collect the legends of all Ancardian heroes that donated their blood, souls, and lives in order to ward off past incursions of Chaos. Some succeeded, some failed, but they have all become legends. You start paging through the tome and discover a story..."
This text does not appear on any consecutive readings. If the tome is currently "locked", attempting to read it will produce the following message: "You fail to open the tome of donors. It seems to be locked by some unknown force!" Successful reading of the tome will provide a randomly generated message mentioning one of the many character names, supplied by the participants of the ADOM Resurrection campaign. The message has the following structure: "You read <story type> of <character name> who <story>."
The following story types are available:
Successful readings of the Tome of Donors are followed by the description of the effect bestowed:
|You suddenly feel well prepared!||-Fire, -Cold, -Acid, -Para, -Deth, -Conf|
|You feel much sharper after reading this.||+10 speed|
|You feel greatly hardened by the forces of life!||+max HP|
|You feel infused with magical might!||+max PP|
|You feel blessed!||temporary Blessed status, removes -Curs and -Doom|
|You learn a lot!||+xp, +2 Le|
|You fell well-educated by this.||skill training|
|You feel well looked-upon by the gods!||+piety|
|You feel bolder!||+1 St, +1 Wi, +1 Ch|
|You feel refreshed!||get full HP and PP OR +1 To and +1 Wi|
|Your muscles feel stronger.||+1 St|
|You feel studious.||+1 Le|
|Your will seems inflexible.||+1 Wi|
|Your movements are getting swifter.||+1 Dx|
|Your health increases.||+1 To|
|You feel very self-confident.||+1 Ch|
|Your looks improve.||+1 Ap|
|You feel more in touch with the world.||+1 Ma|
|Your senses sharpen.||+1 Pe|
|Your muscles feel incredibly stronger!||+2d2 St|
|You feel highly studious!||+2d2 Le|
|Your will seems incredibly inflexible!||+2d2 Wi|
|Your movements are getting extremely swifter!||+2d2 Dx|
|Your health greatly increases!||+2d2 To|
|You feel extremely self-confident!||+2d2 Ch|
|Your looks improve greatly!||+2d2 Ap|
|You feel a lot more in touch with the world!||+2d2 Ma|
|Your senses sharpen greatly!||+2d2 Pe|
The tome needs to blessed to get the 2d2 increases.