Quest:Pandora's Socks

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Prerequisite: None
Reward: Pair of Socks
Location: The Cursed Island

For 10 AP you can take the Cursed Socks from Pandora. There is a warning that when you wear them you evil will be summoned. It suggests that if you do this enough the curse may be lifted! It costs 1AP to wear them and each time you wear them, something different happens. This quest may be done multiple times.

You cannot complete this quest on your own. One of the evils requires 12 Slimes to be destroyed by someone other than you.

The sequence of events is detailed below:


The socks fling you through an evil hole in space.

- Takes you to a random location, and rotates your view by 90 degrees

Gah! Poison!

- Three levels of triffid poison

Gah! Some kind of evil toxins enter your blood!

- You go on an extended acid trip.

Wears off after 200 AP. Unfortunately, Vitsee Potion does not cure the hallucination.
Did for me, though it took two doses - jmb 02:21, 23 May 2007 (BST)
The socks fling you through an evil hole in space.

- Takes you to a random location, and rotates your view by 90 degrees. Again.

The ground opens up and swallows you.
You must fight your way from the pit to escape the evil of the socks.

- You are taken to The Pit (4x4 in size) where there are big nasty things like Dragons, Paper/Rock/Scissor Monsters, Mimics, Mirror Monsters, Hydras, Thieves, Hard Knocks Monsters, big n0rxs, Downers, Vindaloo and Demons. You have to fight to the opposite corner, where you can escape for 1AP. Aligning things to your own alignment doesn't work -- they still want to kill you.

don't you mean 10x10 in size? or has it shrunk since I was there last? Loog 06:23, 19 March 2006 (GMT)
It's shrunk. Darksatanic 11:32, 19 March 2006 (GMT)
I'm not sure if I should be happy that it will be easier to get more socks, or sad that other people don't have to fight so many monsters ... Loog 12:04, 19 March 2006 (GMT)
In addition to still wanting to fight when they have the same alignment as you, monsters generated naturally in The Pit cannot be bypassed with a Cloak/Clock of Invisibility or The One Bling. Player-generated monsters in The Pit, like illusions, can be bypassed normally.
Some animals can bypass the pit however--Solune 22:10, 6 July 2007 (BST)
You can teleport out of The Pit. However, the next time you wear the socks, you go straight back to the pit. you don't get to bypass this Evil. Also, you can't wear Pandora's Socks while inside The Pit to return to the entrance. ("Nothing happens.") You'll be in the same Pit each time (it probably works like the Gauntlet), so if you don't have insurance and a monster in The Pit kills you, you can return and get your stuff back. Random4518 18:11, 17 September 2006 (BST)
The other fun bit is that the Socks can be de-eviled fairly easily in a single day. This means wandering through a Pit of nasty critters while you're hallucinating, though... PotatoEngineer 09:20, 12 April 2007 (BST)
The socks fling you through an evil hole in space.

- Another rotation. Another random location.

Something nasty oozes out.

- You need twelve squares surrounding you to be clear (and can't be desert "Danger" squares) to wear the socks on this occasion. They are filled with Friendly Slime, which you can't hit. Other players see Evil Ooze, which can be killed -- so you need a friend, or several. Each Ooze killed makes the others stronger. The friend who killed the last Ooze will gain a Liver and a Heart. Eating a Liver gives you +20 Max AP and +20 Max HP.

Can't seem to activate this in a city square either :(
It is possible to do so (unless something changed recently)--my guess is there's an invisible monster blocking the way. That said, please don't release the slimes in a city, since it can trap newbies. The best way to ensure that the way is clear is to find someplace with all 12 roads filled with monsters and kill them all yourself (since some invisibles can't be seen even with a Spirit Sword). --Dragon 03:57, 12 December 2006 (GMT)
For the record, the first Ooze does only 3 Dmg, whilst the last one 25.
The socks fling you through an evil hole in space.
You lose a Pandora's Socks.
You have drained the evil of the socks!
You gain a Pair of Socks.

- The last evil of the socks. One more rotation and another random location, to take you back to normal.

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