Feast of Boris

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Today is the Feast of Boris!
Eat, eat, eat!
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This holiday honors Boris the Beefy, one of the three mighty archetypal elders who helped shape the Kingdom back in the old days (which were way before the days of Yore). Boris's capacity for eating was almost as legendary as his capacity for violence. To maintain his barge-like physique, he ate five dozen raw eggs every morning. It's hardly surprising that he died not in battle, but from a combination of clogged arteries and salmonella poisoning. To celebrate his memory, citizens of the Kingdom gorge themselves on food until they can barely move.

Details

On the Feast of Boris, a character's maximum fullness is raised by 15. This doubles the normal eating capacity for characters, excepting those who have achieved a Stomach of Steel. Those with the Stomach of Steel will find a 75% increase in their eating capacity, for a total eating capacity of a whopping 35 fullness, enabling them to eat the three-tiered wedding cake and qualify for the Three-Tiered Trophy. This bonus will not trigger for anyone under the restrictions of a special challenge path, though breaking the prism will enable them to pig out.

December 13, 2005 was the first time the Feast of Boris involved several special adventures popping up at random in every area. This even works in areas that normally have no combat at all, and includes adventuring in a Drunken Stupor.

Cranberries are unusually effective, as is any food or drink containing them. Pink ponies are also changed - at the time of the first Feast of Boris they were made from vodka and cranberry. However, the Pink Pony does not seem to give any additional adventures on the Feast of Boris. The roll in the hay, however, does. This may be a bug. On Feast of Boris XIII, cranberries and cranberry items gave no additional adventures or special text. Again, this may be a bug.

Dates


Special Item Messages

  • cranberries: You eat the cranberries. Something about today being the Feast of Boris makes them taste extra good. (Did not appear on feast of Boris XIII)
  • pink pony: The pink pony tastes like a pink turkey, for some reason. Salty and delicious! (No longer present as of Feast of Boris VII)
  • redrum: You drink the redrum, and it reminds you of that one Christmas you spent with your family in that creepy hotel in the mountains. (Did not appear on Feast of Boris XIV)
  • vodka and cranberry: The taste of the vodka and cranberry reminds you of holidays with your family. And how you always got drunk during them and made an ass out of yourself. (Did not appear on Feast of Boris XIV)

Special Items

From the Feast of Boris V onwards:

Added the Feast of Boris XIII, for characters below the level requirements of the aforementioned foods:

Special Adventures

From Feast of Boris V onwards:


Candied Yam Golem This monster is a Construct -- (edit metadata)
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  • Item Drops: yam candy (below level 5), candied yams (level 5 and above)
  • Meat Drop: None
  • Monster Level: Player's Buffed Moxie - 3 • Substat Gain: Scales with player stats • Moxie for No Hit*: Scales with player stats
  • Monster Defense: Player's Buffed Muscle - 3
  • Hit Points: 75% of Player HP
  • Initiative: 100
  • Elemental Alignment: None

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  • Item Drops: tofurkey nugget, packet of tofurkey gravy (below level 5); tofurkey gravy, tofurkey leg (level 5 and above)
  • Meat Drop: None
  • Monster Level: Player's Buffed Moxie - 3 • Substat Gain: Scales with player stats • Moxie for No Hit*: Scales with player stats
  • Monster Defense: Player's Buffed Muscle - 3
  • Hit Points: 75% of Player HP
  • Initiative: 100
  • Elemental Alignment: None

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Stuffing Golem This monster is a Construct -- (edit metadata)
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  • Item Drops: single-serving herbal stuffing (below level 7), herbal stuffing (level 7 and above)
  • Meat Drop: None
  • Monster Level: Player's Buffed Moxie - 3 • Substat Gain: Scales with player stats • Moxie for No Hit*: Scales with player stats
  • Monster Defense: Player's Buffed Muscle - 3
  • Hit Points: 75% of Player HP
  • Initiative: 100
  • Elemental Alignment: None

Alternate Messages

  • If you're on a special challenge path, you will not gain any additional fullness, and a different message will show up on the main map:
  • If you are in a Standard run when Feast of Boris occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
You're too competitive to participate, though...
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  • If you are in a Bees Hate You run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of B...
Aww, crap.
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Today is the Feast of Boris. The Surprising Fist craves not these things.
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  • If you are in a Trendy run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris. More like the Feast of Boring... Pass.
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  • If you are in an Avatar of Boris run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
Yay, you!
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  • If you are in a Bugbear Invasion run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
Unfortunately, bugbear mind-control rays are suppresing[sic] your appetite...
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  • If you are in a Zombie Slayer run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
Brains, brains, brains!
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  • If you are in a Class Act or Class Act II run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
Unfortunately, you're too classy to participate.
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  • If you are in an Avatar of Jarlsberg run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
Brutish holiday. You refuse to participate.
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  • If you are in a BIG! run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
All this holiday food is too small for your taste.
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  • If you are in a KOLHS run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
Too bad you still have class.
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
Sneaky Pete is too cool for that.
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  • If you are in a Slow and Steady run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
But it's too hot to eat that much.
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  • If you are in a Heavy Rains run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
The rain has ruined your festive mood.
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  • If you are in a Picky run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
You're way to[sic] picky to celebrate..
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
UNFEASTING!
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  • If you are in a Community Service run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
You're too busy servicing the community to participate.
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
They don't celebrate the Feast of Boris out West.
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  • If you are in a The Source run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
But everything tastes like chicken and you don't feel celebratory.
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  • If you are in a Nuclear Autumn run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
But you're not in the mood to celebrate during nuclear autumn.
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  • If you are in a Gelatinous Noob run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
It really makes you wish you could eat like a normal human.
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  • If you are in a License to Adventure run when this occurs, the following text greets you upon login:
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Today is the Feast of Boris.
The constant threat of lethal danger has quashed your appetite.
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Notes

  • The Feast of Boris was not celebrated on its counterpart real-life holiday, Thanksgiving, until 2007, however its very first celebration was for Thanksgiving, albeit late. If The Feast of Boris did take place on real-life Thanksgiving, this would allow for the eventual possibility of a Stat Day coinciding with the Feast of Boris. The combination of doubled eating capacity and a bonus to stats from adventures is something that the development team likely wanted to avoid, as it would make ascending on that specific day a lot easier (and since it would only happen every couple of years, this would lead to leaderboard runs that would be unrivaled). However, this did occur, presumably by accident, on Feast of Boris XVIII, a Muscle day.
  • The special adventures were first added on Feast of Boris V, when the monsters were all very weak and only yielded 1 substat point each. This was changed for Feast of Boris VI, and from that point onwards, the monsters now scale to your level, giving appropriate substats to your level.
  • You may still encounter the monsters while drunk, instead of the usual Drunken Stupor encounters.
  • These monsters are wandering monsters, and obey all the encounter rules on that page.
  • The range between FoB monsters is believed to be 25-35 turns.
  • During Special challenge paths, you will encounter the Feast of Boris monsters but don't get the extra eating capacity of the holiday. If you break the Prism, you can eat the extra food.
  • For the first few hours of Feast of Boris XLIX, the message for the Actually Ed the Undying challenge path read "You're way too undead or not to particpate...". This was changed at some unknown point during the day.

References

  • The line in the description about eggs and a barge-like physique refers to a lyric from the song "Gaston" from the 1991 Disney animated feature Beauty and the Beast: "And now that I'm grown I eat five dozen eggs, so I'm roughly the size of a barge."