Ratling pamphlet ( ? )
Item Type Scroll
Artifact? No
Weight 2s
Danger Level N/A
Material Paper

Ratling pamphlet is a type of scroll which appears as a tattered note in its unidentified form. Each pamphlet contains one of a few somewhat funny messages, and does not disappear after reading. They also apparently don't go through Literacy check, thus reading them always succeeds but does not train Literacy.

Typical messages are:

  • "No more animal slaughter -- stop animal handlers!"
  • "Down with gladiator games -- read a book!"
  • "Don't kill innocent creatures -- join RAPS! (Ratling Animal Protection Society)"
  • "Ratlings against cruelty to animals -- stop the senseless slaughter!".


Since they can be obtained in unlimited quantities and are not generated normally, pamphlets can be quite handy in item polymorphing. Alternatively, they can be dipped into uncursed potions of water to create blank scrolls which can be used with magical writing sets.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They are sometimes handed out by the ratling rebel after 'c'hatting with him/her. They do not drop naturally.

Greater Identify information[]

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When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1
points of damage.