Flat cap

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Flat cap
Stat item information
Con Dex Int Str Wis
+2 -3 +3

A Flat cap is a Stat Item which boosts intelligence and wisdom at the expense of strength.

Long Description

This is a flat cap made out of a delightful check-patterned material. It's the sort of thing you'd expect an old person who says "Eee" and talks about "the good old days" a lot to wear all the time, even in bed.

Appraises As

The flat cap is about six inches long and about six inches wide. It is made of cotton and looks like you could wear it.

Stat effects

Other effects


At varying intervals of average 100 seconds, the flat cap will inflict increasingly severe joint pain on the wearer. This translates into hitpoint damage which, if ignored for long enough, can eventually kill the wearer.

The flat cap's hitpoint damage follows a geometric progression[1]: it initially deals 1hp damage, then 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and so on. The damage is almost unnoticable at first, but eventually becomes impossible to overcome.

The damage effect is stopped immediately on removing the flat cap; when worn again it resets to its 1hp damage setting.

Death message:

Lexx Rehevkor goes rigid in sudden pain and cries out loud.
Lexx Rehevkor dies.

On average, for a player with 4 hp regen, the first fifteen minutes of flat cap damage will be entirely cancelled out by natural hp regen, it takes 1200 hp to survive 20 minutes wearing the cap, 3000 hp to survive 21 minutes 40 seconds, and 7000 hp to survive 23 minutes 20 seconds.


Flat caps may be purchased from the T-shop and are often available in player shops.


  1. Wikipedia - Geometric Progression