Silver key ( ] )
Item Type Tool
Artifact? Yes
Weight 1s
Danger Level 1
Material Iron

The silver key is a non-guaranteed artifact tool.

It opens or locks any door. When used on an empty square, it can create a locked door. This action has a PP cost of up to half of the PC's maximum PP, and requires at least 10 PP to work. It can also be used to open the dwarven portal at the bottom of the sinister dungeon.


Can be used to reliably block off monsters that cannot break down doors, and almost fully protects the PC from door traps (monsters still might occasionally cause problems by triggering them). Since it doesn't take up an equipment slot, any character is at least slightly better off for having the silver key.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It is a possible crowning gift for Thieves.

It can also be granted as a precrowning gift or a reward for making use of a potion of uselessness; generated in a surge of power or greater vault; or generated as random loot (albeit very rarely).

Greater Identify information[]

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The silver key is actually a blessed silver key.
It is an artifact.

When used in melee combat it grants a -8 bonus to hit and causes 1d1
points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -8 bonus to hit 
and causes 1d1 points of damage.