I can now agree. My awesome god and me having some elite Necromancy skills just gave me a hydra corpse. Which turned into a seven-headed hydra. Haven't played Nethack in ages but I'm sure it would have spat on me and sent a rogue hydra. And since I'm so arrogant, I'm checking out soon.
Edit: Centaurs, orc priests, more orcs and a warg ruined my day but some blink arrows saved my ass and forced my hydra to cover for me. And with Vampiric Draining, if I can get close enough, I can actually go toe-to-toe with those orc fiends. Getting pretty chilling at this point.
Learned to specialize early on in skill allocation, and it's awesome.
This Stone Soup intrigues me. I must learn moar.
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