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Bug-Infested Temple

Color map

100 PC deaths (or 100 generated PCs) must be recorded in the 'adom.cnt' file before entry will be allowed (replace contents of the file with four spaces to get entry). There are no experience level or other requirements for entry.

The Bug-Infested Temple consists of two parts: the bug wilderness (BUGWL) and bug cave (BUGCV). The wilderness part's outer limits are scattered with greater claw bugs, that low-level spellcasters can bolt to death (be very cautious!). Around the down staircase, there are eight killer bugs.

Teleportation doesn't work in BUGCV, and digging is limited - most of the level is diggable, but there are undiggable walls blocking most of the useful digging routes. See the color map above for about the only useful digging route.

2.3.1 Greater Claw Bugs and Killer Bugs

Greater Claw BugKiller Bug
Greater claw bug: Level: 1, DV: 30, PV: 12, Hits: 36, Attacks: 8, Damage: 1d4+6, Speed: 120.
Killer bug: Level: 1, DV: 50, PV: 24, Hits: 78, Attacks: 8, Damage: 1d4+12, Speed: 150.
Note that both greater claw bugs and killer bugs have high speed, breed, have multiple attacks and bypass the PC's PV. This means that they are what they're called - killers - in melee. Being surrounded by multiple killer bugs can easily prove to be fatal even to very well armored PCs in the late game. They both see in the darkness and see invisible.

Eating a greater claw bug corpse increases speed, gives +3 Dx and -6 Wi. Eating a killer bug corpse also increases speed, gives +6 Dx and -12 Wi.

2.3.2 Bug Temple rewards
Real Name Statue text Reward for breaking the statue
Thomas Biskup "Bassuk Thimosp, Human wizard, who slaughtered the fearful experience drainer of Prr'rlse." nothing
Stephen Mackey (Karkadinn) "Matsep Cheyken, Troll Assassin, who dedicated his life to harvesting the fish of Vinooresen." barbed trident of hunting (+2, 3d5+5)
Markku Rikola "Molkar Ur-Yack, the Orcish Elementalist, who unraveled the secret of the legendary Ball of Hellfire, unfortunately slaughtering himself in the process." wand of fireballs (10 charges)
Olli "Shader" Juhala "Da Sehr Jhuala Liol, Dark Elven Beastfighter. He was unexepctedly engulfed by the primal chaos of sorcerer coined." 3 scrolls of chaos resistance
Adrian Bancilhon "Raidan Nichloban, Gray Elven Barbarian. Slow of tongue, Slow of speech, The healing arts, He helped to teach." 6 potions of ultra healing
Andy Williams "Malawi Syldin, Dark Elven Ranger, who opened the lost door of Mixyip Tor." wand of door creation (100 charges)
John Rowat "Wor Janoth, Hurthling Mindcrafter. Explorer of the Lost Volcano." 8 scrolls of magic mapping
Julian Day "Yali Na Jud, Dark Elven Merchant, who collected the orbs before being crushed by a thousand tons of rock." padded elven chain mail of resilience [+0, +9]
Paul Nimmo "Apul Omnim, Male Human Paladin. Finder of the sightless path." vigilant adamantium plate mail of travelling (-2, -4) [-2, +11]
Teemu Kokki "Tuok Mekkei, Dwarven Ranger, who took part in the expedition where the mysterious experience drainer was first discovered." 12 winged quarrels of slaying
Olivier Benard "Dervi Albeiron, Human Paladin. He joined the forces of Law against the foul beasts of G'ubs." lawful two-handed sword of devastation (+3, 5d10+8) [-1, +0]
Aaron Dutton "Anora Tnod't, Troll Paladin. Lurker who was last to observe a dungeon collapse caused by a writhing mass of primal chaos." lawful heavy club of devastation (+3, 5d10+8) [-1, +0]
Conrad Brekke "Candor Kerbek the Trap Eater. Dark Elf Assassin. Who devised the devious deathmaze of the Assassin's Guild." wand of teleportation (6 charges)
Joni Toivanen "Janoi Netovi, the Human Barbarian, who was seriously ill while others slaughtered gubs." 12 crystals of health

All the marble statues can be picked up and broken, like normal ones. However, there's another meaning to them; reading. They're in place to honor the prerelease testing group of version 1.0.0. Above is a compilation of what they all mean and what you get from them, besides rocks.

Note that some of the rewards' stats may vary and that they are all cursed. However, those potions of ultra healing, scrolls of magic mapping and especially the scrolls of chaos resistance corruption removal are a gift that makes visiting the Bug Cave very worthwhile.

There is one more statue, an "unfinished statue of an unquestionably famous hero" in honor of Raymond Martineau. No reward for breaking him down, though.

Breaking the center statue and the statue ten squares west + one north stops the breeding of the bugs and results in an appropriate line in the accomplishment list at the end of the game.


Updated September 7th, 2016