| The Collected Works|
of Confucius ( " )
The Collected Works of Confucius (named in-game as book titled "The Collected Works of Confucius") is a special (although non-unique) book which provides the PC with some in-game information — more specifically, random fortune cookie messages. In its unidentified form it is always a brittle book (although unique weight and color are typically enough for identification purposes).
The books has a limited number of uses and will disappear after the limit is reached. The following messages are generated when the PC attempts to read the book:
You flip to a random page. It reads:
Confucius says: <random fortune cookie message>
Finally, it will disappear with the following message:
The uncursed book titled "The Collected Works of Confucious" transforms into a fine mist.
The Collected Works of Confucius can be obtained in the same manner as generic loot (although it is very rare). Alternatively, polymorphing a spellbook (either through potions of exchange or raw chaos) has a high chance to create this book. Necromancers may start the game with Confucius' book.
Greater Identify informationEdit
------------ uncursed book titled "The Collected Works of Confucious"---------- When used in melee combat it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d2 points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d2 points of damage.