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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Apr 4th, 2009 >ctaboir
You step on a telepo
You feel dizzy for a
256 gold pieces.    
        ----        
        |@$|        
        |$$|      ^ 
        ----     -|-
                 |..
             ####-.d
@: "ad aerarium!"
312 gold pieces.    
                    
                    
        ----        
        |.@|        
        |$$|      ^ 
        ----     -|-
                 |.d
             ####-..
@ "Cool!"
187 gold pieces.    
                    
                    
        ----        
        |..|        
        |$@|      ^ 
        ----     -|-
                 |..
             ####-..
@ "He he..."
117 gold pieces.    
                    
                    
        ----        
        |..|        
        |@.|      ^ 
        ----     -|-
                 |..
             ####-.d
@: "Lol! Easy money..."
Suddenly, one of the
Vault's guard enters
                    
        ----        
        |..@        
        |@.|      ^ 
        ----     -|-
                 |d.
             ####-..
@: "Oups..."

@: "Hello stranger, who are you?"

                    
                    
                    
        ----        
        |..@        
        |@.|      ^ 
        ----     -|-
                 |..
             ####-d.
@: "Err... Dudley!"
                    
                    
                    
        ----        
        |..@        
        |@.|      ^ 
        ----     -|-
                 |..
             ####d..
@: "I don't know you. Most likely all your gold was stolen from this vault. Please drop that gold and follow me."

@: "OK, OK..."

You drop all your   
gold.               
                    
        ----        
        |..@        
        |$@|      ^ 
        ----     -|-
                 |..
             ###d-..
@: "OK, Give it a try."
You throw a white   
potion. --more--    
                    
        ----        
        |..@        
        |!@|      ^ 
        ----     -|-
                 ||.
             ##d#-..
@: "and then..."
The white potion    
shatters! --more--  
                    
        ----        
        |..@        
        |$@|      ^ 
        ----     -|-
                 ||.
             #d##-..
@: "Yes! This will most probably fool the Guard, and I can just use my golden potion later on..."
An alarm sounds     
through the dungeon.
The Keystone Kops   
are after you!      
        |..@        
        |$@|      ^ 
        ----     -|-
                 |..
             d###-..
@: "Oups..."
                    
                    
                    
        ----        
        |KK@        
        |$@|      ^ 
        ----     -K-
                 |KK
             #KK#-K:
K: "Money Laundering! You're under arrest!"
Is it platinum?
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9 Comments

#1 TJR Sat, 4 Apr 2009 14:39:51
When I was a kid, I used to see these roadside signs "coin laundry" and kept wondering: why do people wash their money, and why is it illegal?

#2 Medandrea Sat, 4 Apr 2009 18:53:13
Just when I though I would never give another potion-colour strip a rating abouve poor...But this one is funny.

#3 TobyBartels Sat, 4 Apr 2009 20:52:00
Yeah, I think that potion colour gags have more variety than newt jokes.

Or at least more variety left so far.

#4 Quint Sat, 4 Apr 2009 21:23:41
TJR wins.

Financiality.

Also, I don't really get the joke.

#5 Quint Sat, 4 Apr 2009 21:25:23
OHHH! He whitened the money, causing it to become cleaned (or laundered)!

oh...now I get it. Two jokes in one.

#6 anther Sun, 5 Apr 2009 00:09:49
I think it's nickel.
Last edited: Sun, 5 Apr 2009 00:09:58

#7 Quint Sun, 5 Apr 2009 02:03:01
Nethack help, 5 cents.

#8 Anonymous Thu, 14 Nov 2013 05:02:46
So, that elusive always-scrambled writing actually reads "ad aerarium"! Good to know, after some 20+ years of being bothered by it.

#9 Anonymous Sat, 6 May 2017 21:24:59
Anonymous #8, the engraving also means that if you [s]earch the wall beside it you will find a closet that teleports you to a vault.

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