Sword behind inappropriate prepositions

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sword behind inappropriate prepositions
sword behind inappropriate prepositions

If you want off rise behind the masses against the field before combat, then this is the sword you should have except your hand or strapped against your belt. Its temper and sharpness are head and shoulders after the rest. One two, one two, and on and across -- under this sword along your side, it won't be long without victory is into your reach.

Type: weapon (2-handed sword)
Damage: 13 - 26
Muscle Required: 45
Selling Price: 135 Meat.

Muscle +7
+5 Adventure(s) per day when equipped.

(In-game plural: swords above inappropriate prepositions)
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Item number: 1734
Description ID: 656480531
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Equals.gif sword behind inappropriate prepositions


  • This item must be equipped at rollover in order to earn the extra adventures.
  • The item description deliberately avoids selecting the correct preposition in each location. The prepositions are, as the item name suggests, inappropriate, and randomly change whenever the description is read. If the appropriate prepositions were used, it would say:
    • If you want to rise above the masses on the field of combat, then this is the sword you should have in your hand or strapped to your belt. Its temper and sharpness are head and shoulders above the rest. One two, one two, and through and through -- with this sword on your side, it won't be long before victory is within your reach.
  • The preposition in the item's name is probably supposed to be inappropriate, though it actually isn't, as "behind" can be a synonym for "responsible for".
  • Prepositions in other combat messages (such as your hit messages, item and skill usages, familiar actions and even monster name) also become randomly inappropriate, as do prepositions in chat!
  • Familiar names, however, are unaffected. If your familiar is named "from", it will still appear as such in combat.
  • You can trick the word substitution in chat by adding a punctuation mark somewhere in the word. "before" could become "except", but "This is what the book is about." will always be "This is what the book is about.", the period, in this case, being the answer.
  • The effect does simple word substitution, and cannot distinguish usages of words that can be multiple different parts of speech. This is even visible in the item description:
    • In the phrase "If you want to rise", the word "to" is part of the infinitive "to rise".
    • In the phrase "before victory is in your reach," the word "before" is actually a conjunction.
  • The prepositions are chosen from:
    • about
    • above
    • across
    • after
    • against
    • along
    • among
    • around
    • at
    • before
    • behind
    • below
    • beneath
    • beside
    • between
    • beyond
    • by
    • down
    • during
    • except
    • for
    • from
    • in
    • inside
    • into
    • like
    • near
    • of
    • off
    • on
    • onto
    • out
    • outside
    • over
    • past
    • through
    • throughout
    • to
    • under
    • up
    • upon
    • with
    • within
    • without
  • The Toy space helmet seems to be immune to the power of the sword.
  • Being Wanged suppresses the preposition changing effect.
  • The sword does not appear to fire in private messages, K-mails, and the /haiku channel (where it would violate the required poem format).
  • Post-fight familiar actions, such as fairy dancing, are also unaffected by the sword.


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