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The Collected Works
of Confucius
( " )
Item514
Item Type Book
Artifact? No
Weight 400s
Danger Level 1
Material Paper

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.

DesirabilityEdit

The book is more or less a joke item carrying little use in the game. It can be used to get minor Literacy training or possibly for Strength training (due to its huge weight).

Guaranteed/Common sourcesEdit

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.
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