Everburning torch ( ] )
Item Type Tool
Artifact? No
Weight 10s
Danger Level 1
Material Wood

Everburning torches are a rare type of torch that, when equipped, will automatically light itself, and never go out.

As well as being equipped in the tool slot, they can be equipped as weapons. Everburning torches train and benefit from the Clubs & Hammers weapon skill. It is also noteworthy that successfully using one as a weapon will sometimes print the message "you hit the -foo- mutilating him/her/it horribly".

Cursed everburning torches are unique in that they cannot be removed from the tool slot.

Apart from the above, they function exactly like normal torches.


They are extremely useful as an indefinite source of light that can be equipped in the tool slot rather than the amulet slot, and quite valuable when fighting spellcasters that regularly cast darkness. Since wearing a light source also extends line of sight, archers and other users of ranged weapons will enjoy the luxury of being able to wear one pretty much all the time.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot, although they're extremely rare. Orcish Paladins and Priests start out with one.

They appear as "torch" when unidentified.

Greater Identify information[]

----------------------- blessed everburning torch [+1, +0]---------------------

When worn it modifies DV by +1 and PV by +0.
When used in melee combat it grants a +1 bonus to hit and causes 2d4+2 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d6+1
points of damage.

It increases your visibility radius.

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