Scavenger Hunt #3: The Desperate Hunt

Quickdeath

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Scavenger Hunt #3: The Desperate Hunt

Scavenger Hunt #3 – The Desperate Hunt

Know thou this: the Land of Sanctuary is again threatened and is in great need. There be 43 items that are needed, items filled with ancient magic of unmeasureable power - power beyond the knowledge of the Horadrim, wild magic beyond the ken of demons and angels. These 43 items have always existed in Sanctuary, unmarked and unnoticed – perchance you may have even encountered some of them before. But, beware, for these items are more difficult to find than those in the previous Hunts. Although our Hope of finding these is almost gone, we are desperate. They must be found.

And so, now we need Heroes! Heroes to arise, to band together, to cover the lands, to join this Desperate Hunt. The most difficult, most Desperate Hunt of all. This be your quest, your sacred charge:

"Thou shall seek out as many of these 43 items as thou canst. Some may be easy to find, some may be devilishly hard. No warrior, born of mortal man, is expected to be able to find them all. The fun and the glory shall be in the Hunting."

Tournament Description
The objective of The Desperate Hunt is to locate as many of the 43 items as you can within the timeframe of the tournament - 3 months. You may use different characters, as many as you wish. You may participate in this Scavenger Hunt while you are questing, while you are playing in another tournament, and while you are playing either an existing or new character. HC or SC, all are welcome. You may mule or not mule, twink or not twink.

Rules
1. The Scavenger Hunt #3 Tournament begins immediately and ends February 28, 2007 at midnight, local time.

2. Anyone can play, and there is no entry fee. You may enter the Tournament at any time simply by posting a message on this thread saying that you are in. Note that nothing you have done prior to posting your message is allowed to count towards satisfying the Scavenger Hunt. (I have been known to make exceptions to this last rule, so if you do find an item which inspires you to enter the Hunt, try asking nicely.)

3. There are 43 Scavenger Hunt items listed below that you are seeking, Most are equipment items to collect. but some are monsters to meet. The items in the Hunt have point totals associated with them as noted below, totaling to 330 points. The player who complies the most points by finding items and meeting mosnters wins the Scavenger Hunt.

4. Any item found by any D2 character in Single Player mode between now and February 28 is eligible to be counted towards the Scavenger Hunt. You may find items while playing already existing characters, new characters, twinked or untwinked characters, in P1 or P8 mode, Softcore or Hardcore characters. Items you find in someone else's tourney may be counted towards the Scavenger Hunt. The only eligibility restrictions are:

- No Multiplayer characters. Nothing found by a character while playing with other players in Multiplayer mode will count. Single Player with P8 is okay, of course.
- Only Version 1.10 or later, please!
- No Mods other than the mods generally accepted by SPF: Red Rune Mod and Runeword Mod. You may indeed use the rune words granted by the rune word mod, if you wish.
- No obtaining items by trade. All items must be self-found.

5. Any item that is to count against the Scavenger Hunt must not be sold; it is to be saved either in an ATMA Cache or as an item in use by a character. For the monsters you are asked to find, posting a screenshot is not required. Just give us your word that you found the guy.

6. The Winner of the Tournament will receive glory and acclaim, but nothing more.

7. And now here are the 43 items (and 340 points) you are seeking:

The Fabulous Alphabet (24 items, up to 225 points) - Some of the most fabulous and overlooked items in the game are the Rare, Class-specific items. As Rare items, they can have up to 5 or 6 modifiers, and as Class-specifics they can check in with one or more Automodifiers and up to 3 more bonus modifiers of type: +X to a Skill, with X = 1 to 3 for each skill.

You are to collect a complete alphabet of Rare Class-Specific items: one rare item starting with “A†(such as an Aerin Shield or an Assault Helmet); one rare item starting with a B (such as a Battle Cestus or a Bloodlord Skull), etc. Note that Wands, Staves and Scepters are not Class-specific items and may not be part of the alphabet - with two exceptions. The two exceptions will be the Io Staff and the Yew Wand, so as to provide items with the letter I and Y. Your alphabet should thus have 24 items (no items are available starting with the letters N or X.)

For each of the 24 letters in this alphabet, you will be credited one point for finding a Rare Class-Specific, plus one additional point for each skill point in a skill point modifier that the item has.

Thus a rare class-specific item with 3 modifiers, each with + 3 to a skill, will be worth 10 points.

A rare class-specific bow with +1 to Bow & Cross-bow skills will be worth 2 points.

A rare class-specific item with +2 to one skill and +1 to a second skill will be worth 4 points.

The maximum number of points one could obtain in a Fabulous Alphabet? I believe that it is 225. But no child, born of man, could ever collect such an alphabetic set of Rare Class-specifics. No earth-bound hero was ever meant to behold such grandeur; mortal flesh is too weak.

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places (25 points)

For these items, you are looking to meet a certain kind of monster or a unique monster with a certain name. Taking a screenshot is not necessary, just honestly report what you’ve met. All of these monsters are worth five points each.

L1: A Black Widow
L2: One of these two Lust Brothers: Puke Lust or Snot Lust
L3: A Fanatic Sucker
L4: A Champion Corpulent
L5: A Possessed Vile Temptress

Silly Names (30 points)
These equipment items have the unusual ability to make your opponents die of laughter. Five points each, except for the last item.

S1: Humongous
S2: The Diggler
S3: Biggins Bonnet
S4: The Iron Jang Bong (I mean, c’mon, a warrior wielding a Bong? LOL)
S5: A Berserker’s Tiara (10 points).

P1: A Perfect Civerb’s Ward (10 points)
A Set or Unique Item is said to be Perfect when all of its variable modifiers are at the best values. So a Nagelring with Magic Find = +30% and Attack Rating = +75 is said to be perfect. But one, and only, S/U item has variable modifiers that you cannot see when you find it: a Civerb’s Ward. The Civerb’s Ward has variable modifiers that are only visible when equipped with other Civerb set items (or on ATMA.) A perfect Civerb’s Ward is very tricky to find.

A Game of Crowns (50 points)
Torn from the heads of ancient kings and lost into history, these crowns would have untold power if assembled together in one place. Five points each, unless marked differently.

C1. The Undead Crown
C2. Milabrega’s Diadem
C3. Iratha’s Coil
C4. Hwanin’s Splendor
C5. Crown of Thieves
C6. Griswold’s Valor
C7. Crown of Ages (10 points)
C8. an ethereal, socketed, superior crown (10 points)
 

Quickdeath

Diabloii.Net Member
Here's a table to get us going, the numbers refer to maximum points.

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Forum Name         A to L    M to Z   Love    Silly    Civerb   Crowns     Total 
                 [U](114 max)[/U] [U](111 max)(25 Max)[/U] [U][U](30 max) [/U][/U][U](10 max)[/U] [U](50 max)[/U]    [U][U](340)[/U][/U] 

Quickdeath           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
 

Tupsi

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name         A to L    M to Z   Love    Silly    Civerb   Crowns     Total 
                 [U](114 max)[/U] [U](111 max)(25 Max)[/U] [U][U](30 max) [/U][/U][U](10 max)[/U] [U](50 max)[/U]    [U][U](340)[/U][/U] 

pancakeman           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Quickdeath           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Tupsi               10          9        0       0         0        5        24
Joining to the hunt.

Edit:
Added you to the code pancakeman, hope you don't mind :wave:

Edit2: Nice start I guess:
Bramble Barb
Suwayyah
One-Hand Damage: 56 to 77
Durability: 24 of 48
(Assassin Only)
Required Dexterity: 69
Required Strength: 69
Required Level: 44
Claw Class - Normal Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x6e5e6f86
+45% Enhanced Damage
+2 to Maximum Damage
Requirements -30%
+3 to Dragon Flight (Assassin Only)
+3 to Phoenix Strike (Assassin Only)
+2 to Wake of Inferno (Assassin Only)

125% Damage to Undead
+100 to Attack Rating against Undead


That counts to 8 points and covers the S from the alphabetical section.
Right?

Edit3: Geez, sorry to make my post so long but this seems to be a very good start:

Gale Visage
Horned Helm
Defense: 28
Durability: 84 of 135
(Barbarian Only)
Required Strength: 45
Required Level: 30
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x7daf4fb0
+9 to Life
Cold Resist +30%
+1 to Barbarian Skill Levels
+2 to Battle Orders (Barbarian Only)
+3 to Natural Resistance (Barbarian Only)
+3 to Increased Speed (Barbarian Only)

12% Chance to cast Level 4 Nova when struck


+ Hwanin's splendor from the same run.

Edit4: Fine, let's go for the 4th edit. Checked the credit count again and noticed that I should receive one extra point for both of my rares... *fixed that* Hope I'm right this time :laughing:
 

Cygnus

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name         A to L    M to Z   Love    Silly    Civerb   Crowns     Total 
                 [U](114 max)[/U] [U](111 max)(25 Max)[/U] [U][U](30 max) [/U][/U][U](10 max)[/U] [U](50 max)[/U]    [U][U](340)[/U][/U]
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Tupsi               10          9        0       0         0        5        24
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]pancakeman           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Quickdeath           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Cygnus               0          0        0       0         0        0         0   [/FONT]
I'm in. Nothing to do besides creating another stash.

For each of the 24 letters in this alphabet, you will be credited one point for finding a Rare Class-Specific, plus one additional point for each skill point in a skill point modifier that the item has.
Clarification needed... does this mean:
* 1pt for each +skill tree
* 1pt for each +all character skills
* 1pt for each +all skills

The maximum number of points one could obtain in a Fabulous Alphabet? I believe that it is 225.
How did you come up with this number? If I'm not mistaken, all 24 alphabets can appear in druid, barb, sorc, necro or sin-specific items, which means 10pts is possible in every one of them.

BTW, what is a black widow (I checked the spider type, not there) and where can I find Snot Lust and Puke Lust (yech!)



 

Sir Lister of Smeg

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name         A to L    M to Z   Love    Silly    Civerb   Crowns     Total 
                 [U](114 max)[/U] [U](111 max)(25 Max)[/U] [U][U](30 max) [/U][/U][U](10 max)[/U] [U](50 max)[/U]    [U][U](340)[/U][/U]
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Tupsi               10          9        0       0         0        5        24
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]pancakeman           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Quickdeath           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Cygnus               0          0        0       0         0        0         0   
Sir Lister Of Smeg   0          0        0       0         0        0         0   
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No choice, but to join.

BTW, what is a black widow (I checked the spider type, not there) and where can I find Snot Lust and Puke Lust (yech!)
All are names of random bossmonsters.



 

IronCrown

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name         A to L    M to Z   Love    Silly    Civerb   Crowns     Total 
                 [U](114 max)[/U] [U](111 max)(25 Max)[/U] [U][U](30 max) [/U][/U][U](10 max)[/U] [U](50 max)[/U]    [U][U](340)[/U][/U]
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Tupsi               10          9        0       0         0        5        24
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]pancakeman           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Quickdeath           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Cygnus               0          0        0       0         0        0         0   
Sir Lister Of Smeg   0          0        0       0         0        0         0   
IronCrown            0          0        0       0         0        0         0
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I'd like to join too. Maybe I can pick up something nice from the MF tourny.
 

Saucy

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name         A to L    M to Z   Love    Silly    Civerb   Crowns     Total 
                 [U](114 max)[/U] [U](111 max)(25 Max)[/U] [U][U](30 max) [/U][/U][U](10 max)[/U] [U](50 max)[/U]    [U][U](340)[/U][/U]
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Tupsi               10          9        0       0         0        5        24
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]pancakeman           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Quickdeath           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Cygnus               0          0        0       0         0        0         0   
Sir Lister Of Smeg   0          0        0       0         0        0         0   
IronCrown            0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Saucy                0          0        0       0         0        0         0
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I love your hunt's Quickdeath, I'm in.
 

Quickdeath

Diabloii.Net Member
Clarification needed... does this mean:
* 1pt for each +skill tree
* 1pt for each +all character skills
* 1pt for each +all skills
Yes, although I now realize that some rare class-specific items can total to more than 10 by getting 3 of + 3 to a skill, plus a +X to all character skills otr toa skill tree as a modifier associated with being rare. Good luck with finding those, though!


How did you come up with this number? If I'm not mistaken, all 24 alphabets can appear in druid, barb, sorc, necro or sin-specific items, which means 10pts is possible in every one of them.

BTW, what is a black widow (I checked the spider type, not there) and where can I find Snot Lust and Puke Lust (yech!)
Black Widow, Snot Lust and Puke Lust are names of Unique monsters randomly generated by the game.

Not all class-specific items can have 3 bonus modifiers of +x to a skill. Ones that are limited are Paladin shields, Amazon weapons and lower-level Assassin Katars.



 

Cygnus

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name         A to L    M to Z   Love    Silly    Civerb   Crowns     Total 
                 [U](114 max)[/U] [U](111 max)(25 Max)[/U] [U][U](30 max) [/U][/U][U](10 max)[/U] [U](50 max)[/U]    [U][U](340)[/U][/U]
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Tupsi               10          9        0       0         0        5        24
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Cygnus               6          0        0       0         0        0         6   
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]pancakeman           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Quickdeath           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Sir Lister Of Smeg   0          0        0       0         0        0         0   
IronCrown            0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Saucy                0          0        0       0         0        0         0
[/FONT]
I'm off to a start, courtesy NM Andy (questing with my meteorb sorc)

Beast Heart
Glowing Orb
One-Hand Damage: 8 to 21
Durability: 45 of 60
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 24
Orb Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xe4cfe561
+8 to Energy
+13 to Life
+1 to Sorceress Skill Levels
20% Faster Cast Rate
+1 to Energy Shield (Sorceress Only)
+3 to Thunder Storm (Sorceress Only)
 

NacRuno

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
OT:
@Quickdeath: your PM box is full, can you delete a few messages so that i can reach you :rolleyes:

sorry for disturbance...
 

crazymatt1

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name         A to L    M to Z   Love    Silly    Civerb   Crowns     Total 
                 [U](114 max)[/U] [U](111 max)(25 Max)[/U] [U][U](30 max) [/U][/U][U](10 max)[/U] [U](50 max)[/U]    [U][U](340)[/U][/U]
Tupsi               10          9        0       0         0        5        24
Cygnus               6          0        0       0         0        0         6   
pancakeman           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Quickdeath           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Sir Lister Of Smeg   0          0        0       0         0        0         0   
IronCrown            0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Saucy                0          0        0       0         0        0         0
crazymatt1           0          0        0       0         0        0         0    
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Oh hells yes. This is my kind of crazy!
 

Quickdeath

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name         A to L    M to Z   Love    Silly    Civerb   Crowns     Total 
                 [U](114 max)[/U] [U](111 max)(25 Max)[/U] [U][U](30 max) [/U][/U][U](10 max)[/U] [U](50 max)[/U]    [U][U](340)[/U][/U]
Tupsi               10          9        0       0         0        5        24
Quickdeath           6          1        0       0         0        0         7
Cygnus               6          0        0       0         0        0         6   
pancakeman           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Sir Lister Of Smeg   0          0        0       0         0        0         0   
IronCrown            0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Saucy                0          0        0       0         0        0         0
crazymatt1           0          0        0       0         0        0         0    
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So far, I've found only one decent Rare CS -an Antlers with 4 skill points.
 

Sir Lister of Smeg

Diabloii.Net Member
I'll update the table later, just a few questions.

Can we exchange the alphabet later on if we find something better?

Although you said screenshots aren't mandatory, I'd prefer to post them anyway, what's a good place?

I've found a few items, and Snowstorm had a date with Puke Lust, but it turned out they were incompatible, he lasted only a second or so in the snow.

Edit:

Where do the monsters spawn that are actually named sucker, corpulent, and vile temptress?

I assume that for the io staff and yew wand crafted items are not allowed. (just being more explicit here)

The socketed ethereal superior crown has to be a crown, or can it be an exceptional or elite version?
 

atigdng

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name         A to L    M to Z   Love    Silly    Civerb   Crowns     Total 
                 [U](114 max)[/U] [U](111 max)(25 Max)[/U] [U][U](30 max) [/U][/U][U](10 max)[/U] [U](50 max)[/U]    [U][U](340)[/U][/U]
Tupsi               10          9        0       0         0        5        24
Quickdeath           6          1        0       0         0        0         7
Cygnus               6          0        0       0         0        0         6   
atigdng              0          0        5       0         0        0         5
pancakeman           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Sir Lister Of Smeg   0          0        0       0         0        0         0   
IronCrown            0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Saucy                0          0        0       0         0        0         0
crazymatt1           0          0        0       0         0        0         0    
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Black Widow found! NM far oasis, one of those maggot packs found by my enchantress, thought I'd join in.
 

purplelocust

Diabloii.Net Member
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Tupsi               10          9        0       0         0        5        24
Quickdeath           6          1        0       0         0        0         7
Cygnus               6          0        0       0         0        0         6   
pancakeman           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Sir Lister Of Smeg   0          0        0       0         0        0         0   
IronCrown            0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Saucy                0          0        0       0         0        0         0
crazymatt1           0          0        0       0         0        0         0 
PurpleLocust         0          0        0       0         0        0         0    
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I'd like to join- I quite enjoyed Scavenger hunt #2 and in fact I still pick up magic bills from time to time, to see if I will ever find more of Bill's friends...

One question: Is there an Io staff? I thought it was Jo staff.
 

Hrus

Diabloii.Net Member
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                 [U](114 max)[/U] [U](111 max)(25 Max)[/U] [U][U](30 max) [/U][/U][U](10 max)[/U] [U](50 max)[/U]    [U][U](340)[/U][/U]
Tupsi               10          9        0       0         0        5        24
Quickdeath           6          1        0       0         0        0         7
Cygnus               6          0        0       0         0        0         6   
pancakeman           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Sir Lister Of Smeg   0          0        0       0         0        0         0   
IronCrown            0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Saucy                0          0        0       0         0        0         0
crazymatt1           0          0        0       0         0        0         0 
PurpleLocust         0          0        0       0         0        0         0    
Hrus                 0          0        0       0         0        0         0    
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Signed for this.

@Quickdeath: Regarding your PM box problem, I think that your problem has something to do with another member named QuickDeath. I bet that PMs to you are sent to him instead. I have contacted Elly with your problem...
 

Atil

Diabloii.Net Member
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Tupsi               10          9        0       0         0        5        24
Quickdeath           6          1        0       0         0        0         7
Cygnus               6          0        0       0         0        0         6   
pancakeman           0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Sir Lister Of Smeg   0          0        0       0         0        0         0   
IronCrown            0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Saucy                0          0        0       0         0        0         0
crazymatt1           0          0        0       0         0        0         0 
PurpleLocust         0          0        0       0         0        0         0    
Hrus                 0          0        0       0         0        0         0
Atil                 0          0        0       0         0        0         0
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I'm in. The other two were great fun. I'll try to take screenshots of the monsters.
 
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