An Unaltared Valkyrie 1/28 '23
In need of some good feelings, I finished up the ascension run of a Valkyrie who had been vanquishing things without difficulty for some time. I'm certain that I've ascended a Valkyrie before, but not within the memory of alt.org's version 3.6.x records. Dwarven Valkyries are a good "easy" choice, and this one's natural 20 Constitution was nice. One complication arose: I never found an unguarded altar (7% chance?) so I never found occasion to pray to Tyr. I did consult with Loki occasionally, at his temple in Minetown.
I and the guardian Angel of Tyr and Olaf and Olga and Ollie the Olog-hai and Frosty the Ice Troll and an unnamed fire ant went to our reward with 11672727 points, and 112111 pieces of gold, after 142972 moves. I was level 30 with a maximum of 1845 hit points (!)
As an aside, does anyone have unusual favorite inventory slot letters? Some of mine make sense, like "L" for a ring of levitation and "S" for a ring of slow digestion. My pick-axe is "w" so I end up alternating "wield primary weapon a" with "apply w". Then there are the odd ones, like "G" for my primary bag of goodies and "J" for a unicorn horn, which may date from the very first time I randomly got used to a particular letter and just decided to stick with it.