If a player dies in Minetown after being warned by the watchmen to stop dipping in fountains or receiving a message that the flow reduced to a trickle, leaving bones, does another player loading the bones get a new warning when dipping/quaffing from that fountain, or is there a chance of the fountain being destroyed with no warning?

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    That's just cruel! (+1)
    – user7220
    Jan 17, 2012 at 16:23
  • A good place to ask if you don't get an answer here is rec.games.roguelike.nethack which has the largest nethack community around.
    – Canageek
    Jan 18, 2012 at 18:52
  • Or I could just do the source-diving myself; I was feeling lazy.
    – Wooble
    Jan 18, 2012 at 19:02

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Just tested this in wizard mode: If you get a warning in one game, die, and encounter the bones in another game, you will not get a warning in the second game. The fountain will just dry up without warning.

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