Semi-Rare Adventures

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Note: As of 1 January 2022, Semi-Rare adventures have been consolidated with Clover Adventures into a new system that relies on being Lucky!. Refer to the new Lucky Adventures page for more information on these combined adventures.


Semi-rare adventures were special adventures that provide unique rewards or allow the player to fight rare monsters. Like Clover Adventures, they only existed in some zones.

Each player has a semi-rare counter which is (usually) set to a specific turn count. When that number of turns has been played in the current ascension, the player will have a semi-rare adventure, if the player is adventuring in a zone that has one and the player did not receive that same semi-rare adventure on his most recent successful semi-rare opportunity. The semi-rare will simply be missed if the player spends that turn anywhere other than in a zone that has a semi-rare adventure.

A semi-rare cannot naturally be obtained from the same location twice in a row. In order to obtain a particular semi-rare more than once, a different one must be obtained in between. This resets on ascension. However, use of the "Sunday - Surprise Me!" pill from the Eight Days a Week Pill Keeper does allow players to chain as many of the same SR together as their spleen can take. Other SR-generating items/effects may work similarly.

The very first semi-rare that is available in any run will occur after 70-80 turns have been played in the run. Each time the semi-rare counter is set following a semi-rare adventure opportunity, it will be set to a number 160-200 higher than the current turns played (or 100-120, if the run is an Oxygenarian run). See Notes for details.

Exposing The Counter

The semi-rare counter can be exposed by eating a fortune cookie -- one of the three "lucky numbers" given by each fortune will be the difference between the current turns played and the semi-rare counter value. The other two numbers are apparently random, in the range 1-299. To determine which of the three numbers is the correct one, the player might eat two cookies and look for matching numbers, though an observant player can often deduce the correct number if the other numbers fall outside the expected range. If the player's semi-rare counter is equal to the current turns played (i.e. his/her next adventure click will cause the SR adventure to occur), all three lucky numbers will be random.

Semi-rare adventures are obtainable without eating fortune cookies -- the cookies merely reveal the semi-rare counter, as opposed to setting it. The power of fortune cookies thus lies in pinpointing the exact time a semi-rare will take place (or in the worst case, narrowing it down to 3 possible turn counts).

Players with access to a Clan VIP Lounge with a Speakeasy installed may imbibe a Lucky Lindy for 500 meat (if someone has found the right password). You will burp out your current semi-rare counter. If the burped number is greater than 200, your semi-rare will be due up on your next adventure.

Optimal Dogs

Eating an optimal dog sets the semi-rare counter to the current turns played. That is, the next adventure played will be a semi-rare adventure, as long as the requirements are met.

Eight Days a Week Pill Keeper

Sunday's Surprise Me has the same effect as eating an optimal dog, with the added benefit that it forgets your previous semi-rare, meaning that the 'A semi-rare cannot be obtained from the same location twice in a row' condition won't matter.

Table of Semi-Rare Adventures

Location Adventure Reward Result
Seaside Town
The Copperhead Club Where There's Smoke... Rocks f.gif
Flamin' Whatshisname (3)

5-7 adventures
20-25 Beefiness, 10-15 Enchantedness
Lose 10-20 HP (hot damage)
2 drunkenness
Can also be useful to drive away more Zeppelin protesters

The Haunted Billiards Room A Shark's Chum (non-combat option)
permanent Pool Skill bonus
10 Strongness, Mysteriousness, and Chutzpah

Passive +1-10 bonus to your pool skill that carries across ascensions.
The amount added to your pool skill is based on a certain formula.

Chalked Weapon (Regular attacks can't miss, +5 Pool Skill) (10 adventures)
(combat option)
cube of billiard chalk
The Haunted Boiler Room Bram the Stoker (combat) Bramchoker.gif
Bram's choker
Moxie +10%, Monsters will be less attracted to you,

+3 PvP fight(s) per day when equipped

The Haunted Kitchen Play Misty For Me Frostcube.gif
freezerburned ice cube
+50 Cold Damage (10 adventures)
The Haunted Library Like the Sunglasses, But Less Comfortable Blackdrops.gif
black eyedrops
Sublime Spooky Resistance (10 adventures)
The Haunted Pantry The Pilsbury Doughjerk Pie.gif
tasty tart (3)

5-6 adventures 5-6 Muscleboundness, Wizardliness and Cheek 1 fullness

The Haunted Storage Room full-length mirror (combat) One of your equipped PvPable items If you have at least 5 PvPable stealable items equipped, randomly drops one of those items, nothing otherwise
The Sleazy Back Alley In the Still of the Alley Wine.gif
distilled fortified wine (3)
The Big Mountains
The Goatlet Natural Selection Spinachcan.gif
can of spinach
Weapon Damage +30 (10 adventures)
Itznotyerzitz Mine 7-Foot Dwarf Foreman (combat) 7-Foot Dwarven mattock, miner's helmet, miner's pants
Lair of the Ninja Snowmen Not Quite as Cold as Ice Antifreeze.gif
bottle of antifreeze
Sublime Cold Resistance (10 adventures)
The Limerick Dungeon The Bleary-Eyed Cyclops Eyedrops.gif
cyclops eyedrops
+100% Items from Monsters (10 adventures)
The Valley of Rof L'm Fao Bad ASCII Art (combat) ASCII shirt, 30669, 33398, and 2 334 scrolls
A-boo Peak Oh, There Have it Gone Flower.gif
death blossom
Twin Peak Synecdoche, Twin Peak Miniboiler.gif
miniature boiler
Oil Peak It's a Gas Gas Gas Moonshine.gif
unnatural gas
A Mob of Zeppelin Protesters Methinks the Protesters Doth Protest Too Little Choice of non-combats to scare away protesters Reduction of remaining Zeppelin protesters
The Red Zeppelin Red Fox (combat) Foxglove.gif
red foxglove
Red Fox glove (rarely)
(foxglove) +75% Initiative, +200 HP (10 adventures)

(Red Fox glove) +5% Critical Hit Chance, Regenerate 5-10 HP and MP per adventure, Regular Attacks Can't Miss

The Nearby Plains
A Battlefield Prior to Always Sixpack.gif
six-pack of New Cloaca-Cola
6 cans of New Cloaca-Cola (restore 140-160 MP each)
The Batrat and Ratbat Burrow How Does He Smell? Nosepills.gif
Dogsgotnonoz pills
Sublime Stench Resistance (10 adventures)
The Castle in the Clouds in the Sky (Basement) Fit and Finish Pill.gif
Super Weight-Gain 9000
+300 Maximum HP (10 adventures)
The Castle in the Clouds in the Sky (Ground Floor) Ahead of the Game Potion4.gif
possibility potion
+100% Combat Initiative (10 adventures)
The Castle in the Clouds in the Sky (Top Floor) All The Rave Inhaler.gif
Mick's IcyVapoHotness Inhaler
+200% Meat from Monsters (10 adventures)
Guano Junction Le Chauve-Souris du Parfum Eau.gif
Eau de Guaneau
+50 Stench Damage (10 adventures)
Cobb's Knob Harem Hands On Vial.gif
scented massage oil (3)
Combat usable, restores all HP and stuns foe for 1 round
Cobb's Knob Barracks
Cobb's Knob Kitchens
Knob Goblin Elite Guard Captain (combat) Knob Goblin elite helm, Knob Goblin elite pants, Knob Goblin elite polearm Knob Goblin Elite Guard Uniform
Laboratory You Can Top Our Desserts, But You Can't Beat Our Meats Magicshell2.gif
bottle of Mystic Shell
+30 Damage Reduction (10 adventures)
Menagerie Level 2 Rokay, Raggy! Nutsack.gif
irradiated pet snacks
+10 to Familiar Weight (10 adventures)
The Unquiet Garves
The VERY Unquiet Garves
A Menacing Phantom Moonshine.gif
Combat item, 200-250 damage.
The Outskirts of Cobb's Knob Lunchboxing Lunchbox.gif
Knob Goblin lunchbox
Cobb's Knob Treasury Knob Goblin Embezzler (combat) Meatstack.gif
meat stack (0-4), Knob Goblin visor (0-1), and 800-1200 meat
  • (Knob Goblin visor) Moxie +3
  • 800-1,200 basic meat total
Desert Beach
South of The Border Filth, Filth, and More Filth Flipbook.gif
donkey flipbook
Sublime Sleaze Resistance (10 adventures)
The Distant Woods
Ye Olde Medievale Villagee Clay Is Great, But Leather Is Bether 3 piles of straw, 3 lumps of clay, 3 piles of leather Resources for Rumpelstiltskin's Home For Children
The Dark Elbow of the Woods
The Dark Heart of the Woods
The Dark Neck of the Woods
Pandamonium Slums
It's The Only Way To Be Sure Chapstick.gif
SPF 451 lip balm
Sublime Hot Resistance (10 adventures)
The Hidden Park Two Sizes Too Small Powder.gif
shrinking powder
Deals 50% to 65% of an enemy's HP in damage (only one is usable per fight)
The Hidden Temple Baa'baa'bu'ran (combat) Stonewool.gif
stone wool
+3 Damage Reduction (5 adventures), can be used to get the Fitting In adventure
8-Bit Realm Some Bricks Do, In Fact, Hang in the Air Fireflower.gif
fire flower
+50 Hot Damage (10 adventures)
The Spooky Forest Blaaargh! Blaaargh! Vial.gif
fake blood
+50 Spooky Damage (10 adventures)
Whitey's Grove Monty of County Crisco Lardbag.gif
bag of lard
+50 Sleaze Damage (10 adventures)
The Mysterious Island of Mystery
The Hippy Camp (pre-war) The Latest Sorcerous Developments Tinyscroll.gif
teeny-tiny magic scroll
+100 Mysticality (10 adventures)
Orcish Frat House (pre-war) Sand in the Vaseline Bottle.gif
bottle of rhinoceros hormones
+100 Muscle (10 adventures)
The Obligatory Pirate's Cove Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Whatever This Is Piratejuice.gif
bottle of pirate juice
+100 Moxie (10 adventures)
A Maze of Sewer Tunnels C. H. U. M. chieftain (combat) Chumcrown.gif
Filthy Crown

Clan Trophy

Burnbarrel Blvd. A Tight Squeeze (costs 5 hobo nickels) Moonshine.gif
jar of squeeze
Exposure Esplanade Cold Comfort (costs 5 hobo nickels) Soupbowl.gif
bowl of fishysoisse
The Heap Juicy! (costs 5 hobo nickels) Lightvial.gif
concentrated garbage juice
+75 Stench Damage (20 adventures)
The Ancient Hobo Burial Ground Flowers for You (costs 5 hobo nickels) Lampshade.gif
deadly lampshade
+75 Spooky Damage (20 adventures), poisons on hit
The Purple Light District Maybe It's a Sexy Snake! (costs 5 hobo nickels) Lewdcard.gif
lewd playing card
The Sea
The Briny Deeps Deeps Impact 1-3 filets of beefy fish meat, filets of glistening fish meat, filets of slick fish meat
  • 2-3 Adventures
  • 4-8 Muscle (beefy), Mysticality (glistening), or Moxie (slick)
  • 5 turns of Fishy (15 with Warm Belly)
  • 1 fullness
The Brinier Deepers The Haggling 50 turns of Fishy -1 Adventure cost underwater
An Octopus's Garden moister oyster (combat) Bigpearl.gif
giant pearl
The Wreck of the Edgar Fitzsimmons Camera On, James Lostnecklace.gif
long-forgotten necklace
The Dive Bar Razor, Scooter Straightrazor.gif
shavin' razor
Hairless and Airless (30 adventures)
Madness Reef Dragon the Line 20 turns of Eyes of the Dragon +100% Items from Monsters (underwater only)
The Mer-Kin Outpost A Drawer of Chests 15-20 sand dollars Currency for use at Big Brother's store.
Map to Vanya's Castle
Vanya's Castle Chapel The Time This Fire Pixwatch.gif
pixel stopwatch
Stuns for 5 rounds
KoL High School
Art Class François Verte, Art Teacher (combat) twisted piece of wire, angry inch, eraser nubbin, lump of clay extra stats?
Chemistry Class Mrs. K, the Chemistry Teacher (combat) chlorine crystal, ph balancer, mysterious chemical residue, nugget of sodium extra stats?
Shop Class X-fingered Shop Teacher (combat) jigsaw blade, wood screw, balsa plank, blob of wood glue
  • extra stats?
  • Beating him 11 times in 1 ascension entitles you to the Eleven Down, None to Go trophy and changes the X to "No".
The Hallowed Halls Through the Locking Glass Folder1.gif
folder (KOLHS)
+50% Item Drops (KoL High School zones only), when inserted in a folder holder
Retired Adventures
Elf Alley What a Tosser (costs 50 hobo nickels) Papult.gif
Allows gift items to be used as combat items while equipped


  • The semi-rare counter is automatically reset by adventure.php after you receive each semi-rare.
    • The fortune cookie numbers may be indeterminate after a player has been in adventure.php if the semi-rare counter is equal to the current turns played (meaning the very next adventure is a semi-rare); a fortune cookie will never display "0" as one of its numbers.
    • If a semi-rare adventure has been skipped, and the player has not been in adventure.php (for example, spending turns in Fernswarthy's Basement, the Naughty Sorceress's Lair, or crafting), then the semi-rare counter has not been set, and fortune cookies will show invalid (random) numbers.
  • Semi-rares will be overridden by adventuring while falling-down drunk, as you are redirected to the Drunken Stupor zone.
  • Semi-rares can also be overridden by Clover Adventures and Bad Moon adventures, but not Feast of Boris and El Dia de Los Muertos Borrachos encounters, as of an update in July 2009. They also cannot be overridden by superlikelies. See Encounter for more information about adventure precedence.
  • Violet Fog flashbacks will override your semi-rare. It is not known whether choosing to escape from the fog rather than pursue it to the end will give a second chance at the semi-rare, although it is postulated that it should.
  • Oxygenarians have a semi-rare counter range of 100-120 adventures. This shorter interval will be used until they break the prism or drop the path; once path restrictions have been lifted, the next semi-rare interval will revert to the normal 160-200 adventures.
    • Dropping an Oxygenarian path from the account menu will automatically re-roll your semi-rare to the 160-200 range.
  • Escaping combat using tattered scraps or similar items which don't cost adventures does not increment your turn count, and therefore can be used to recover from a mis-click. This can be helpful if you know you should be getting a semi-rare adventure but go to the wrong zone by mistake. However, if the semi-rare is a combat adventure, like the Knob Goblin Elite Guard Captain, you cannot use a free runaway from him to get the Bad ASCII Art on that same adventure. This is to prevent possible exploitation.
  • If you are adventuring underwater without the Fishy effect, then the semi-rare adventure will only be encountered if the adventure starts with the counter at zero. If you are due to get a semi-rare on the second adventure then it will be skipped.
  • If you encounter The Haggling without Fishy, then you will gain 50 turns of the Fishy effect after two adventures have been consumed.
  • Teleportitis will not override your semi-rare adventure; it will only take you to a random zone, and if that zone has a semi-rare, you get that semi-rare.
  • Spending a turn normally but gaining back a free turn via a V for Vivala mask or a Temporal Riftlet does increase your turn counter, and therefore does bring you closer to your semi-rare turn, even though your "turns left" counter does not decrease.
  • Semi-rare adventures after the first (in a run) are distributed triangularly around their center value. In the case of all semi-rares after the first one, the counter is set to 180 + rand(0,20) - rand(0,20) for non-oxygenarian runs and 110 + rand(0,10) - rand(0,10) for oxygenarian runs, meaning that the values closer to 180 or 110 are much more likely than the values closer to the ends of the range. However, the first semi-rare is distributed uniformly; the counter is set to 70 + rand(0,10).

See also