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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Apr 13th, 2014 >Bucky
You unleash a mother-
in-law!              
                     
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L:Usually I'd kill you for touching my fountain, but since I'm in a hurry and you seem to be hallucinating I'll be nice.
                     
                     
                     
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r: For what do you wish?

@: Fixed + thoroughly clear of newts!

y - a potion of water
                     
                     
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T: Uh, have a glass of water.
He should have asked for blessed + clear of newts for holy water.
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6 Comments

#1 Bucky Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:59:14
Dedicated to ais523 for pointing out some simpler examples of odd but legal wishes.

#2 yhelothar Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:47:51
@: the historic blessed corrodeproof +3 burning silver saber named Grayswandir^H

T: Uh, have a blank spellbook.

#3 yhelothar Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:31:14
*silver saber of death

#4 xCheckPoint Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:11:58
Can somebody help me with my poor english? I could imagine a 'fixed +3 potion of newt juice', or a 'fixed +2 potion thouroughly clear of newts'.
But what is a 'fixed + clear of newts'? If clear means potion, what is a thouroughly clear?

#5 Bucky Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:12:42
Dudley didn't wish for a "fixed + thoroughly clear of newts". He wished to be "fixed + thoroughly clear of newts". Is it clearer now?
Last edited: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:13:07

#6 Anonymous Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:59:10
It seems if the word could conceivably apply to a wish, it is ignored instead of invalidating the wish. 'Fixed' and '+' of course, can apply to weapons and armor. 'Thoroughly' doesn't screw the wish because it's part of 'thoroughly corroded' or 'thoroughly rusted'; instead it's ignored (even if you wish for a degradable item). The 'of newts' doesn't illegalize the wish because you could wish for a 'tin of newts' - so again, the extraneous section is just ignored.

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