Dusty bottle of wine

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There are six dusty bottles of wine, which were formerly used for the Spookyraven Manor portion of the Quest for the Holy MacGuffin. They are:

When Consumed

One of the following effects depending on the symbol seen on the bottle with Lord Spookyraven's spectacles equipped (first Ascension) or in inventory. Similar to the Dungeons of Doom potions, results change from player to player and with ascension, but always have the same symbol.

Glyph Result
Glyph1.gif
Wine2.gif
You drink the wine. You've had better, but you've had worse.
AdventuresYou gain 3-4 Adventures.
You gain 5-10 Strengthliness.
You gain 5-10 Wizardliness.
You gain 5-10 Cheek.
You gain 2 Drunkenness.
Glyph2.gif
Wine2.gif
You guzzle the entire bottle of wine before you realize that it has turned into vinegar. Bleeah.
Wine2.gifYou acquire an effect: Full of Vinegar
(duration: 10 Adventures)
Glyph3.gif
Wine2.gif
You drink the bottle of wine, then belch up a cloud of foul-smelling green smoke. Looks like this wine was infused with wormwood. Spoooooooky.
Skull.gifYou acquire an effect: Kiss of the Black Fairy
(duration: 10 Adventures)
AdventuresYou gain 3-4 Adventures.
You gain 3-6 Strengthliness.
You gain 15-20 Mysteriousness.
You gain 3-6 Chutzpah.
You gain 2 Drunkenness.
Glyph4.gif
Wine2.gif
This wine is fantastic! You gulp down the entire bottle, and feel great!
AdventuresYou gain 5-7 Adventures.
You gain 10-15 Fortitude.
You gain 10-15 Mysteriousness.
You gain 10-15 Smarm.
You gain 2 Drunkenness.
Glyph5.gif
Wine2.gif
You drink the wine. It tastes pretty good, but when you get to the bottom, it's full of sediment, which turns out to be powdered glass. Ow.
AdventuresYou gain 3-4 Adventures.
You gain 5-10 Strongness.
You gain 5-10 Enchantedness.
You gain 5-10 Roguishness.
HPYou lose some hit points.
You gain 2 Drunkenness.
(you lose 60%-70% of maximum hit points)
Glyph6.gif
Wine2.gif
You drink the wine, but it seems to have gone bad. Not in the "turned to vinegar" sense, but the "turned to crime" sense. It perpetrates some violence against you on the inside.
HPYou lose some hit points.
You gain 2 Drunkenness.
(you lose 80%-90% of maximum hit points)

Notes

  • If available, a soul monocle can be used as a substitute for Lord Spookyraven's spectacles.

History

  • The "fantastic" result used to give 7-9 adventures. It was nerfed on August 31, 2007.
  • The wine randomization mechanic was mostly removed as a result of the Spookyraven revamp on May 14, 2014. Dusty bottles of wine are no longer needed to enter The Summoning Chamber. Glyphs will still change on ascension, but they no longer give any useful information — the item descriptions now explicitly describe the effects.
  • After the Spookyraven revamp on May 14, 2014, dusty bottles of wine stopped dropping from wine racks and sommeliers. They began dropping again on May 28.

References

  • The bottle of wine which was "infused with wormwood," and its effect, Kiss of the Black Fairy, probably reference absinthe; a liquor containing wormwood that is commonly referred to as The Green Fairy.
  • The bottle of wine that is fantastic and that fact that you drink the whole bottle is probably a reference to the Jonathan Coulton song "I Feel Fantastic".
  • Glyphs' notes:
    • Glyph One is the sign for intersexuality, which is also the symbol for the worthless gewgaw.
    • Glyph Two is (perhaps coincidentally) the Adobe Flash "F" flipped horizontally
    • Glyph Five is a lowercase Greek psi.
    • Glyph Six is a lowercase Greek theta.