Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

In Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, I'm on a level with a vault. The vault contains stone-walled rooms that I still haven't found a way to enter. I've cleared the rest of the level though.

I heard one single solitary slurping sound. Then I walked around and searched for maybe 50 or 100 more turns. I haven't heard any more slurping sounds.

I fear that the vault contains really good generated items. Acquirement-class items. Plus, Crawl doesn't allow save scumming. So if the jelly eats the items, they'll be deleted from my savefile too. I'll never be able to get those items.

What should I do?

(Note: My character isn't a follower of Jiyva.)

share|improve this question
On second thought, I plan to keep playing even without an answer. I realize that I'm playing Crawl to have fun, not to deal optimally with every single rare situation that comes up. If the items get destroyed because I didn't wait for an answer, then so be it. I'll still have fun. – unforgettableid Dec 12 '12 at 18:43
That's the correct attitude. – ohmi Dec 13 '12 at 0:18
up vote 7 down vote accepted

Personally, I would not worry about it. By the time you find a way in, the Jelly will be done clearing the vault. However, Jellies don't eat artifacts, so I would find a way in at some point, just to check for those.

Non-artifact items are common enough throughout the game that it is not likely that you will miss whatever is in the vault.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.