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'''Klein bottles''' are multidimensionally twisted containers in which matter cannot enter. You can use them to capture [[escaped spells]]. Once filled with enough escaped spells they provide either +1 or +2 [[intelligence]] when held.
  
:''This page constains research done by myself, Zuroc and others from the time Klein bottles went in game and was imported from Zuroc's wiki. It needs rewriting and reorganizing in coordination with the [[Escaped spells]] page to make it more in line with the other wiki articles.
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==Usage==
:--[[User:Frazyl|Frazyl]] 01:41, 24 December 2010 (UTC)''
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Klein bottles are involuntarily made by George as shown [[#How to get one|below]] upon ordering a bottle. This creates a mystical link between the one who ordered and the Klein bottle.
  
'''Klein bottles''' are multidimensionally twisted containers in which matter cannot enter. You can use them to capture [[escaped spells]].
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When made, a Klein bottle is a magical talisman which needs to be [[Granny Benedict's Bond of Loyalty|bonded]] by a witch to the user so it can be held. You need to be the one who ordered the Klein bottle or you still won't be able to hold it.
  
==Spell containment==
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You can then catch energies with the bonded (closed) Klein bottle and a blue funnel.
To catch [[escaped spells]], you need a (closed) klein bottle and you must be armed with a [[butterfly net]], which is a weapon of type misc.
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{{main|Escaped_spells#Capturing escaped spells|section}}
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You can capture up to 4 orbs of the same colour in the same klein bottle.
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Once filled with enough energies they become stat items while held.
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*It gives +1 of [[intelligence]] when the quantity of energy in the bottle is at least 90 and up to 235 mind space.
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*It gives +2 of [[intelligence]] when the quantity of energy in the bottle is at least 240 mind space and above.
  
If you open a klein bottle containing escaped spells they will all escape into the room and attack you. If there are other escaped spells in the room they will join in the attack.
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It is possible to hold 2 charged Klein bottles at once, but this reduces your stats as per [[Stat_items#Combining_stat_items|combining stat items]] rules when you try to use any 2 stat items or more at once.
  
Trying to capture small blue lights from [[Master Woddeley's Luminescent Companion]] does not work.
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==How to get one==
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At the [[glassmaking shop|glassblower George]] on Cunning Artificers in [[Ankh-Morpork]] a bit west of Short Street.  
  
It has been hinted that [[klein bottle]]s filled with energy forms will be used as energy source or component in future spells.
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The bottles cost $2.50 and the colour chosen seems to be irrelevant to the final product.
  
Filled klein bottles used to be a light source but that was removed.
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You need to raise the background [[thaums]] to at least 50 before requesting a bottle, it may be beneficial to go slightly over this threshold as it will drain 50 thaums from the room when you begin the order. You are aiming for the background [[thaums]] to be "There is the residual taste of magic in this place". This can be done by casting spells such as [[OTF]] and [[CIPS]] or smashing a [[thaum crystal]] in his room.
  
Thrown filled bottles sometimes explode in a fireball but this doesn't seem to deal any damage.
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If you are a witch or wizard George should give it to you. This creates a mental link between the one who ordered and the Klein bottle that prevents others from holding it.
  
==Information/Hearsay==
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If you are not a magic user then George will hide the Klein bottle and give you what you ordered.
* The largest witch spells take 60 of headspace and produce a "substantial sphere of energy". A fi.me.misc bonus of 201 was enough to capture it.
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* More than one of the same colour of spheres/orbs/balls can be captured in one Klein bottle.
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* Spheres > orbs > balls - so it seems that you can get a few spheres in a bottle?, 4 orbs, and 7-8 balls?.
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* The bottles cost $2.50 and the colour chosen seems to be irrelevant to the final product.
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* Alas - "A Klein bottle doesn't seem to contain any of the right power for recharging the oak wand."
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* If you cast FCI on the bottle - "The weave is empty: the Klein bottle isn't an artifact."
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* Empty bottles have been know to smash when in a sack. (Phials will also break in hessian sacks.
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* Unlike tea bottles, Klein bottles will not spill their contents when you are engaged in combat.
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* A bottle broke and its contents dissipated on an attempt to squeeze 5 orbs into it. The first 4 orbs were from a cumulative spell size of 140. This also happened trying to add a ball of energy to 4 other balls, each ball being a defensive spell of size 20.
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* The Klein bottle weighs 4/9 lb.
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* The glowing Klein bottle weighs 4/9 lb. (filled with 4 spheres)
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==Where to get one==
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The Klein bottle weighs 4/9 lb.
* Glassblowers on Cunning Artificers in AM.
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* Raise thaums to about 50-60 then request a bottle.
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<pre>
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George hands you the transparent Klein bottle.
You read the thaumometer:
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The background magic level appears to be sixty-three thaums above normal.
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The beauty of the Klein bottle is captivating, and as you focus on the intricately twisted glass, a mental link is formed between you and it.  For just an brief instant you experience a tantalising glimpse into extra dimensions before the connection is suddenly broken by a thaumic backwash.
</pre>
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This is a mind-bendingly paradoxical Klein bottle which has the revolutionary property of not being able to hold anything at all on account of having no volume.  A student discovered the ingeniously intricate shape at the back of a lecture theatre, as he was trying to make a paper giraffe out of thaumic funnel paper.  This one, however, has been skilfully blown from glass.
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It has the hazy octarine sparkle of a magical talisman.
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It is in excellent condition.
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It is open.
  
<pre>
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The thaumic backwash that occurs at the conclusion of the order seems to drain all your [[GP]].
> list available colours
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George says to you: Well, at the moment I have the following colours
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available: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, brown,
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black, turquoise, aquamarine, purple, clear, white, octarine, rainbow,
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lilac, crimson, scarlet, ochre, lime, emerald, sapphire, ruby, rose,
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pink, peach, amber, onyx, mauve, cherry, cerise, cyan, lavender, plum,
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umber, cobalt, sienna, olive, translucent, tangerine, jet, clover, ice,
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pearl, emerald, jade, lemon, apricot, ivory, cream, opaque and dark.
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</pre>
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<pre>
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Once you have purchased a klein bottle from George, it needs to be [[Granny Benedict's Bond of Loyalty|bonded]] by a witch to the user so it can be held. You need to be the one who ordered the Klein bottle or you still won't be able to hold it.
> request bottle made from purple glass
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You hand some coins to George.
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George retrieves a glass bulb from the box.
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George gets to work blowing the glass bulb into a bottle.
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George puts the bulb into a metal container.
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George puts the container in the furnace.
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George waits until the bulb is molten glass.
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George dips a metal tube into the container.
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George removes the container from the furnace and allows it to cool a little.
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George pulls the tube and the glass bulb from the container, but something doesn't look quite right.
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George holds the tube into the furnace and blows till his cheeks turn red.
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George forms a big bulbous shape at the end of the tube which distorts the space around it like a fishbowl lens!
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George works the tube into a bottle shape, all the while it twists and pulls the fabric of the world into itself!
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George waits for the klein bottle to cool.
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George hands you the transparent klein bottle.
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George exclaims: There you go! Thanks!
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George says: "Funny shape", they say! "Can't put anything in them!"
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George says: I blame magic from the wizard's tent down the road.
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George says: "Funny shape", they say! "Can't put anything in them!"
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George says: Too much background magic, that's it, I reckon.
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</pre>
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<pre>
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==Spell capture==
You read the thaumometer:
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To catch [[escaped spells]], you need to hold a (closed) klein bottle and you must hold a [[blue funnel]], which is not a weapon. When you have found a spell orb you "capture energy in Klein bottle with blue funnel". If you succeed in a [[magic.spells.special]] skillcheck then the energy will be stored inside the bottle. Failures of the skillcheck may result in the orb attacking you.
The background magic level appears to be eleven thaums above normal.
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{{main|Escaped_spells#Capturing escaped spells|section}}
</pre>
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[[The Library]] in the [[Unseen University]] has one of the highest concentrations of escaped spells. There is a higher likelihood of finding spell orbs the further into the library you go. However the frequency and difficulty of distortions also increases.
  
==Nets==
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Spell orbs come in a variety of sizes, the table below lists them as well as the [[mind space]] range they occupy.
Suitable nets can be purchases from the The O-fish-ial Fishermen's Guild Shoppe in the AM underdocks.
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==Capturing an orb of energy==
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{| class="wikitable"
* hold net
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* hold bottle
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!Mind space !!Form
* capture sphere in bottle with net
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<pre>
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| 5 || a tiny speck of energy
You attempt to capture the substantial sphere of energy.
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...start fighting the orb...
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| 10 - 15 || a small point of energy
...eventually...
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You capture the substantial sphere of energy in your butterfly net and wrestle it into the Klein bottle.
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| 20 - 25 || a moderately-sized ball of energy
</pre>
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|-
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| 30 - 35 || a large orb of energy
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|40 - 60 ||a substantial sphere of energy
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|}
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The exact size of the spell can be measured with the use of a [[thaumometer]].
  
<pre>
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By looking at the klein bottle you can see how filled up with energy it is.
> bright all
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Not quite inside, but within the glass itself, you can see a tempest of pure red energy.
The glowing Klein bottle produces a faint light.
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The classification is as follows:
</pre>
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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! Capacity used !! Description !! [[Intelligence]] modifier
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| 5 - 25 || barely noticeable wisp of <colour> energy ||
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|-
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| 30 - 55 || a tiny swirl of <colour> energy ||
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|-
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| 60 - 85 || ripple of <colour> energy ||
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|-
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| 90 - 115 || small waves of <colour> energy ||+1
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|-
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| 120 - 145 || eddying currents of <colour> energy ||+1
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|-
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| 150 - 175 || a turbulence of <colour> energy ||+1
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|-
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| 180 - 205 || a whirlpool of <colour> energy ||+1
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|-
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| 210 - 235 || a maelstrom of <colour> energy ||+1
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|-
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| 240 - 265 || a tempest of <colour> energy ||+2
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| 270 - 295 || a vortex of <colour> energy ||+2
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|-
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| 300 - ? || an impossible chaos of <colour> energy  ||+2
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|-
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| ? - 310 + || {{Fontcolor|red|'''The Klein bottle explodes!'''}}  ||
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|}
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The unit used for capacity is [[mind space]] units, 5 times the thaums released when the spell is cast.
  
<pre>
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The gp usage of capturing a spell energy is four times the spell size of the escaped spell, so you can keep track of the capacity via points as well.
> ex bottle
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This is a mind bendingly paradoxical Klein bottle which has the revolutionary property
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of not being able to hold anything at all, on account of having no volume.  A student
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discovered the ingeniously intricate shape at the back of a lecture theatre, as he was
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trying to make a paper giraffe out of thaumic funnel paper.  This one, however, has been
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skillfully blown from glass.
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Not quite inside, but within the glass itself; a substantial red sphere is zipping around
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energetically.
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It produces a warm becon of octarine light.
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It is in excellent condition.
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It is closed.
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</pre>
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* If you open the bottle, combat begins again.
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You gain in experience up to 15 times the gp you spend on capturing.
  
<pre>
 
> appraise net
 
The butterfly net is about two and a half feet long and three inches wide.  It is made of wood and could be used as a weapon of type misc.  It is in very good condition.
 
</pre>
 
  
* The above capture was done with fighting.melee.misc of 20/102.
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It has been hinted a long time ago that Klein bottles filled with energy forms might be used as energy source or component in future spells, but that was when the first implementation of the Klein bottles came in game. It is unclear if this is still planned.
* Two types of sphere do not mix in one bottle:
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<pre>
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A substantial sphere of energy is tracing a multicoloured pattern in the air is here.
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capture sphere in bottle with net
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The different types of energy don't mix well!
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Wisps of blue smoke float out of your glowing Klein bottle into the air.
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</pre>
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* The Red orb in the bottle vanished and the Multicoloured orb dissipated.
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With 4 spheres/orbs in a bottle:
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==Explosion==
<pre>
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Trying to add energy that would put the Klein bottle over its capacity causes it to explode, dealing around 340 hp of damage, or possibly 15% of your total or remaining [[hit points]].{{research}}
You attempt to capture the substantial sphere of energy
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Another energy entity just won't fit!
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Luckily the universe didn't notice.
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</pre>
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* The bottles seems to have a maximum of 4 spheres/orbs inside them.
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The maximum safe capacity seems to be around 300 of [[mind space]].
  
==Opening filled bottles==
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A maximum of 3 energy forms are released at the time of the explosion that seem to be a third of what the bottle contained.
Attempting to drink from a full klein bottle is probably a bad idea.
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It doesn't work and the energy will escape/dissipate.
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One attempt resulted in one of the sphere escaping aggressively
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while the other dissipated:
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<pre>
 
<pre>
> l bottle
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Wispy tendrils extend from the substantial sphere of energy, attracted through the blue funnel and into one of your Klein bottlesAs the last of the tendrils are captured, the substantial sphere of energy vanishes with a "Pop!".
This is a mind bendingly paradoxical Klein bottle which has the revolutionary property of
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You stand up.
not being able to hold anything at all, on account of having no volumeA student discovered the
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Unable to withstand the pressure of so much energy, the Klein bottle explodes!
ingeniously intricate shape at the back of a lecture theatre, as he was trying to make a paper
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An arc of pure red energy surges through your body as the bottle's contents are released.
giraffe out of thaumic funnel paper.  This one, however, has been skillfully blown from glass.
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Hp: 1919 (2258) Gp: 222 (422) Xp: 2586645
Not quite inside, but within the glass itself; two substantial red spheres are zipping around
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While most are lost, some of the released energies shift and combine to form echoes of their original spells.
energetically.
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Three substantial spheres of energy swirl up from the broken shards of glass.
Together they produce a bright octarine sparkle.
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It is in excellent condition.
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It is closed.
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</pre>
 
</pre>
  
<pre>
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==Decay==
> sip bottle
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The energies inside a klein bottle will decay over time, thus necessitating periodic recharging. A klein bottle will reduce from impossible chaos to maelstrom in approximately fourteen days.
A substantial sphere of energy escapes from the glowing Klein bottle!
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The remaining energy escapes from your Klein bottle as wisps of blue smoke.
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You open the Klein bottle.
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The Klein bottle is bone dry!
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The substantial sphere of energy moves aggressively towards you!
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</pre>
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==Octarine levels==
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==Opened bottle==
* Not quite inside, but within the glass itself; a substantial red sphere is zipping around energetically. It produces a warm becon of octarine light.
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Attempting to capture an escaped spell with an open Klein bottle will cause the spell to immediately be released into the room again. The spell will not attack you and can be recaptured once the bottle is closed.
* Not quite inside, but within the glass itself; a large red orb is zipping around energetically and a substantial red sphere is zipping around energetically. Together they produce a considerable octarine luminescence.
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* Not quite inside, but within the glass itself; two large red orbs are zipping around energetically and a substantial red sphere is zipping around energetically. Together they produce a bright octarine sparkle.
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* Not quite inside, but within the glass itself; a substantial red sphere is zipping around energetically and three large red orbs are zipping around energetically. Together they produce a bright octarine sparkle.
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==Light levels==
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If you open a Klein bottle containing escaped spells up to three of the spells will escape into the room peacefully. If there are more than three spells in the Klein bottle, three will be chosen at random to be released and the others will be lost. The resulting message varies depending on how many spells were contained within the bottle. Once released the spells may be recaptured.
Note: new klein bottles filled with energy seem to not produce any light at all.
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Aquilo's post on the wizard's board implies it will be back at some point.
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When you trap a new ball/orb/sphere of energy in a Klein bottle the light level does not increase instantaneously.
 
This might be a bit that's buggy.
 
Once the light produced is in sync with it's content, the bright command gives out one of these:
 
 
{|
 
|'''Energy inside''' || '''Bottle light level'''|| '''Equivalent light source'''
 
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|1 ball|| a faint light. || ???
 
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|4 balls|| a bit of light. || brightly glowing feather
 
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|4 spheres|| quite a bit of light. || swarm of fireflies, lit torch
 
|}
 
 
For example:
 
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
Not quite inside, but within the glass itself; four moderately sized green balls are zipping around
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While most are lost, some of the released energies shift and combine to form echoes of their original spells.
energetically.
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A moderately-sized ball of energy and two substantial spheres of energy are released from the confines of your Klein bottle.
Together they produce a considerable octarine luminescence.
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You open the Klein bottle.
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
  
<pre>
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==Combat==
> bright bottle
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Klein bottles can break in combat for two reasons. First, that your combat options are set incorrectly. To avoid breaking a klein bottle from combat actions you must set your attack setting in the tactics options to only use the hand that is not holding the klein bottle. For example, if you have the klein bottle in your right hand, you should set your tactics to only attack with your left hand with "tactics attack left"
The glowing Klein bottle produces a bit of light.
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</pre>
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==Klein bottle throwing==
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It is possible to parry with a klein bottle as well, however this may result in the bottle breaking as a result of its condition reaching zero. To avoid this, as with the attack options, you should set your parry setting to only use the hand that is not holding the klein bottle. For example, if you have the klein bottle in your right hand, you should set your tactics to only parry with your left hand with "tactics parry left"
Throwing filled klein bottles at your enemies may (or may not) produce a fireball over them.
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Or the energy inside might dissipate or escape and attack you.
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Having a high throw bonus seems to help to get a fireball,
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The second way a klein can break in combat is if you are hit in the hand that is holding the klein bottle, with an attack that is powerful enough. The threshold for this appears to be quite high, NPC's that are confirmed to be strong enough to do so are the [[Grflx]] queen and the Ephebian Citadel Guards. However with appropriate arcane shielding, the likelihood of this occurring is vastly minimised.  
but there's not enough data gathered to really know for sure.
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The fireball seems to not do any damage at the moment.
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Klein bottles can be thrown at targets. If a bottle is charged with energy and it successfully hits a target, the energies inside will be released and arc towards the target, doing a small amount of damage. This damage ignores TPA shielding, although is weak enough to be highly impractical.  
I expect this to change at some point.
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Also notice that the effect precedes the action. This might be a Bug or a Feature.
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<pre>
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A bottle charged with over 200 [[mind space]] worth of spells was only just sufficient to cause an AM trader npc to go from full health to slightly hurt.
You notice Slick Caraga Kray nearby.
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The glowing Klein bottle explodes in a fireball over the sad villager.
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Slick Caraga Kray throws a glowing Klein bottle at the sad villager and hits!
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Slick Caraga Kray moves aggressively towards the sad villager!
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A substantial sphere of energy escapes from the glowing Klein bottle!
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The remaining energy escapes from a glowing Klein bottle as wisps of blue smoke.
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==Accessories==
Dire Zuroc The Mystik throws a glowing Klein bottle at the hairy caterpillar and hits!
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These accessories for klein bottles are available from the [[Creel Springs]] wizards' guild, the [[House of Magic]], and from the [[Strange alleyway|wizard's stall]] in [[Ephebe]]. {{devblog|719}}
Dire Zuroc The Mystik dealt the death blow to the hairy caterpillar.
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The substantial sphere of energy moves aggressively towards Dire Zuroc The Mystik!
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Dire Zuroc The Mystik holds a glowing Klein bottle in his left hand.
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===Klein bottle cosy===
Wisps of blue smoke float out of the old peasant's glowing Klein bottle into the air.
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Sells for {{Lmoney|LC 1|1|10 1/2}} in the [[House of Magic]] and {{Emoney|S11|44de}} in [[Ephebe]].
Dire Zuroc The Mystik throws a glowing Klein bottle at the old peasant and hits!
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This is a fluffy cosy knitted out of wool with a mind-bending shape that makes your eyes hurt a little when you look at it closely.  It looks like it was made to fit over a Klein bottle, presumably to keep it warm.
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The Klein bottle cosy is about six inches long and about four inches wide.  It is made of wool.
  
==Announcement post on Wizardsguild==
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Syntax:
<pre>
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fit <klein bottle> into <cosy>                   
Note #33 by Aquilo at Fri Aug 18 03:12:58 2006 on board wizardsguild
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fit <cosy> over <klein bottle>   
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  You open the Klein bottle cosy up and carefully fit one of the Klein bottles into it.  You can peel the cosy from one of the Klein bottles if you decide you don't want it any more.
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peel cosy from <klein bottle>
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  You peel a cosy off one of the Klein bottles.
  
Hello!
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Once fitted:
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The item is integrated into the Klein bottle and it adds a line "It is smothered fluffily in a Klein bottle cosy."
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*It can be peeled off to get the cosy back.
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*It weighs exactly 80 g or 1.6/9 lb.
  
I am dusting off some of my projects and have resolved to polish them off and get
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Effect:
them into the game. They have been languishing in a state of ALMOST completion for
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*The only effect of a Klein bottle cosy is cosmetic - it suppresses the "Your Klein bottle rattles vigorously from side to side" and "<colour> sparks flicker within your Klein bottle." item-chats of holding a Klein bottle
years now unbelievably.
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*This does not prevent the bottle from exploding due to capturing too many spells.
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*This does not prevent the Klein bottle from breaking during combat.
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*This does not affect the thaum-decay rate of the Klein bottle.
  
Firstly is a redo of escaped energies. You have to trap them in Klein bottles[1]  
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===Mobius strap===
with nets[2]. This involves entering combat HOLDING the implements. You must have
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Sells for {{Lmoney|LC 1|1|10 1/2}} in the [[House of Magic]] and {{Emoney|S11|44de}} in [[Ephebe]].
sufficient skill to hit the energy with the net, which will give you a chance of
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This is a mind-bending, paradoxical strip of leather that's been twisted once before being riveted back to itself.  Well, all right - it's not actually all that paradoxical.  It doesn't look like it would work as a scabbard for anything conventional, though.
wrestling it into a bottle (if you possess suitable magic skill). Becareful! :)
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The mobius strap is about three inches long and roughly a couple of inches wide.  It is made of leather and looks like you could wear it.  It is in excellent condition.
  
The bottles do a few cools things. But more interestingly the energy they store
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This is a [[scabbard]] for Klein bottles that conflicts with sword belts and knife belts.
are required for the coming spells that are awaiting dusting and polishing.  
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*You can sheathe and then draw a Klein bottle from this scabbard.
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*You do not get a stat bonus from sheathed bottles.
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*It weighs exactly 1/9 lb.
  
Once capturing energies is bedded down, I shall move onto the spells.
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==Colours==
  
Note, especially when I start adding the spells, numbers & difficulties of these
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Mixing different spell types results in Klein Bottles of mixed colours, and has not visibly affected the rest of their appearance or their stat boosts so far.{{research}}
things might change in order to achieve that which is prophesised in the Good
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Creator Book; Balance(tm).
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I shall leave you to find out the rest! :)
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Aside from Pure Red, Green, and Blue, spell mixes have produced Deep Pink, Light Pink, Vibrant Pink, Magenta, Light Violet, Lime Green, Turquoise, Royal Blue, Neon Blue, Medium Blue, Amethyst, Indigo, Crimson, Coral, Steel Blue, Pale Green, Cream, Gold, Powder Blue, and Aquamarine.  Due to marginal successes on Capture Skillchecks, the exact spell size ratios of some of these colors is unknown, but known ratios of spell colours for bottle colours are listed in the table below.
  
There might be some bugs or unexpectedness. They were PT'd a couple of years ago
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{| class="wikitable"
and some things have changed. So please send feedback (NB please not intricate
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|-
feature requests).
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! Red !! Green !! Blue !! Colour
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| 4 || 0 || 3 || Deep Pink
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|-
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| 4 || 3 || 3 || Light Pink
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|-
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| 4 || 11 || 8 || Turquoise
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|-
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| 4 || 11 || 3 || Lime Green
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|-
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| 1 ||  || 2 || Deep Violet
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|-
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| 1 ||  || 3 || Indigo
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|}
  
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==See also==
Aquilo
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*[[Escaped spells]]
The guild coder most of you didn't know you had!
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*[[Unseen_University#The Library]]
  
[1]From a bottle shop but you must raise the background magic level slightly first
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==Obsolete data==
  
[2]I thought the Disc had every shop imaginable. No butterfly collectors/net shops
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{{archives|numarchives=1}}
though! To aviod mission creep I decided not to code YET ANOTHER thing which would
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stop me getting things in the game. So they are in a sort of suitable shop.
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Interestingly for some reason, the shop ISN'T on the current AM map at [http://www.atuin.net/~derek/am.gif] :P
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(Other suitable suggestions onna postcard)
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</pre>
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<pre>
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Note #50 by Aquilo at Wed Aug 30 02:24:25 2006 on board wizardsguild
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On Sun Aug 27 00:51:15 2006, Sined wrote:
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> On Sat Aug 26 19:10:49 2006, Zuroc wrote:
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> > The most exciting discovery so far is that they can be made into
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> > permalights, which naturally can be found for sale in Mystikal Magic on
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Hmm yes I shall have to make the energy (and thus light) decay, possibly over a scale similar to enchantment.
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And look at whether educing should produce energies effectively on demand.
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In the mean time I removed their light.
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Aquilo
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PS Nice wiki!
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(Aquilo edited this message at Wed Aug 30 02:24:25 2006.)
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==See also==
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*[[Escaped spells]]
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==External links==
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To see the information about the old Klein bottles see the [[Klein_bottle/Archive_1|Archive]].
*[http://zuroc.cyberoptic.co.uk/wiki/Klein_bottles Klein bottles on Zuroc's wiki]
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[[Category:Magic]] [[Category:Stat items]] [[Category:Magical talismans]]

Latest revision as of 12:08, 2 September 2019

Klein bottles are multidimensionally twisted containers in which matter cannot enter. You can use them to capture escaped spells. Once filled with enough escaped spells they provide either +1 or +2 intelligence when held.

Usage

Klein bottles are involuntarily made by George as shown below upon ordering a bottle. This creates a mystical link between the one who ordered and the Klein bottle.

When made, a Klein bottle is a magical talisman which needs to be bonded by a witch to the user so it can be held. You need to be the one who ordered the Klein bottle or you still won't be able to hold it.

You can then catch energies with the bonded (closed) Klein bottle and a blue funnel.

Once filled with enough energies they become stat items while held.

  • It gives +1 of intelligence when the quantity of energy in the bottle is at least 90 and up to 235 mind space.
  • It gives +2 of intelligence when the quantity of energy in the bottle is at least 240 mind space and above.

It is possible to hold 2 charged Klein bottles at once, but this reduces your stats as per combining stat items rules when you try to use any 2 stat items or more at once.

How to get one

At the glassblower George on Cunning Artificers in Ankh-Morpork a bit west of Short Street.

The bottles cost $2.50 and the colour chosen seems to be irrelevant to the final product.

You need to raise the background thaums to at least 50 before requesting a bottle, it may be beneficial to go slightly over this threshold as it will drain 50 thaums from the room when you begin the order. You are aiming for the background thaums to be "There is the residual taste of magic in this place". This can be done by casting spells such as OTF and CIPS or smashing a thaum crystal in his room.

If you are a witch or wizard George should give it to you. This creates a mental link between the one who ordered and the Klein bottle that prevents others from holding it.

If you are not a magic user then George will hide the Klein bottle and give you what you ordered.

The Klein bottle weighs 4/9 lb.

George hands you the transparent Klein bottle.

The beauty of the Klein bottle is captivating, and as you focus on the intricately twisted glass, a mental link is formed between you and it.  For just an brief instant you experience a tantalising glimpse into extra dimensions before the connection is suddenly broken by a thaumic backwash.

This is a mind-bendingly paradoxical Klein bottle which has the revolutionary property of not being able to hold anything at all on account of having no volume.  A student discovered the ingeniously intricate shape at the back of a lecture theatre, as he was trying to make a paper giraffe out of thaumic funnel paper.  This one, however, has been skilfully blown from glass.
It has the hazy octarine sparkle of a magical talisman.
It is in excellent condition.
It is open.

The thaumic backwash that occurs at the conclusion of the order seems to drain all your GP.

Once you have purchased a klein bottle from George, it needs to be bonded by a witch to the user so it can be held. You need to be the one who ordered the Klein bottle or you still won't be able to hold it.

Spell capture

To catch escaped spells, you need to hold a (closed) klein bottle and you must hold a blue funnel, which is not a weapon. When you have found a spell orb you "capture energy in Klein bottle with blue funnel". If you succeed in a magic.spells.special skillcheck then the energy will be stored inside the bottle. Failures of the skillcheck may result in the orb attacking you.

The Library in the Unseen University has one of the highest concentrations of escaped spells. There is a higher likelihood of finding spell orbs the further into the library you go. However the frequency and difficulty of distortions also increases.

Spell orbs come in a variety of sizes, the table below lists them as well as the mind space range they occupy.

Mind space Form
5 a tiny speck of energy
10 - 15 a small point of energy
20 - 25 a moderately-sized ball of energy
30 - 35 a large orb of energy
40 - 60 a substantial sphere of energy

The exact size of the spell can be measured with the use of a thaumometer.

By looking at the klein bottle you can see how filled up with energy it is.

Not quite inside, but within the glass itself, you can see a tempest of pure red energy.

The classification is as follows:

Capacity used Description Intelligence modifier
5 - 25 barely noticeable wisp of <colour> energy
30 - 55 a tiny swirl of <colour> energy
60 - 85 ripple of <colour> energy
90 - 115 small waves of <colour> energy +1
120 - 145 eddying currents of <colour> energy +1
150 - 175 a turbulence of <colour> energy +1
180 - 205 a whirlpool of <colour> energy +1
210 - 235 a maelstrom of <colour> energy +1
240 - 265 a tempest of <colour> energy +2
270 - 295 a vortex of <colour> energy +2
300 - ? an impossible chaos of <colour> energy +2
 ? - 310 + The Klein bottle explodes!

The unit used for capacity is mind space units, 5 times the thaums released when the spell is cast.

The gp usage of capturing a spell energy is four times the spell size of the escaped spell, so you can keep track of the capacity via points as well.

You gain in experience up to 15 times the gp you spend on capturing.


It has been hinted a long time ago that Klein bottles filled with energy forms might be used as energy source or component in future spells, but that was when the first implementation of the Klein bottles came in game. It is unclear if this is still planned.

Explosion

Trying to add energy that would put the Klein bottle over its capacity causes it to explode, dealing around 340 hp of damage, or possibly 15% of your total or remaining hit points.research

The maximum safe capacity seems to be around 300 of mind space.

A maximum of 3 energy forms are released at the time of the explosion that seem to be a third of what the bottle contained.

Wispy tendrils extend from the substantial sphere of energy, attracted through the blue funnel and into one of your Klein bottles.  As the last of the tendrils are captured, the substantial sphere of energy vanishes with a "Pop!".
You stand up.
Unable to withstand the pressure of so much energy, the Klein bottle explodes!
An arc of pure red energy surges through your body as the bottle's contents are released.
Hp: 1919 (2258) Gp: 222 (422) Xp: 2586645
While most are lost, some of the released energies shift and combine to form echoes of their original spells.
Three substantial spheres of energy swirl up from the broken shards of glass.

Decay

The energies inside a klein bottle will decay over time, thus necessitating periodic recharging. A klein bottle will reduce from impossible chaos to maelstrom in approximately fourteen days.

Opened bottle

Attempting to capture an escaped spell with an open Klein bottle will cause the spell to immediately be released into the room again. The spell will not attack you and can be recaptured once the bottle is closed.

If you open a Klein bottle containing escaped spells up to three of the spells will escape into the room peacefully. If there are more than three spells in the Klein bottle, three will be chosen at random to be released and the others will be lost. The resulting message varies depending on how many spells were contained within the bottle. Once released the spells may be recaptured.

While most are lost, some of the released energies shift and combine to form echoes of their original spells.
A moderately-sized ball of energy and two substantial spheres of energy are released from the confines of your Klein bottle.
You open the Klein bottle.

Combat

Klein bottles can break in combat for two reasons. First, that your combat options are set incorrectly. To avoid breaking a klein bottle from combat actions you must set your attack setting in the tactics options to only use the hand that is not holding the klein bottle. For example, if you have the klein bottle in your right hand, you should set your tactics to only attack with your left hand with "tactics attack left"

It is possible to parry with a klein bottle as well, however this may result in the bottle breaking as a result of its condition reaching zero. To avoid this, as with the attack options, you should set your parry setting to only use the hand that is not holding the klein bottle. For example, if you have the klein bottle in your right hand, you should set your tactics to only parry with your left hand with "tactics parry left"

The second way a klein can break in combat is if you are hit in the hand that is holding the klein bottle, with an attack that is powerful enough. The threshold for this appears to be quite high, NPC's that are confirmed to be strong enough to do so are the Grflx queen and the Ephebian Citadel Guards. However with appropriate arcane shielding, the likelihood of this occurring is vastly minimised.

Klein bottles can be thrown at targets. If a bottle is charged with energy and it successfully hits a target, the energies inside will be released and arc towards the target, doing a small amount of damage. This damage ignores TPA shielding, although is weak enough to be highly impractical.

A bottle charged with over 200 mind space worth of spells was only just sufficient to cause an AM trader npc to go from full health to slightly hurt.

Accessories

These accessories for klein bottles are available from the Creel Springs wizards' guild, the House of Magic, and from the wizard's stall in Ephebe. [1]

Klein bottle cosy

Sells for &&&&&&&&&&&+1998 LC 1|1|10 1/2 in the House of Magic and &&&&&&&&&&&+2200 S11|44de in Ephebe.

This is a fluffy cosy knitted out of wool with a mind-bending shape that makes your eyes hurt a little when you look at it closely.  It looks like it was made to fit over a Klein bottle, presumably to keep it warm.
The Klein bottle cosy is about six inches long and about four inches wide.  It is made of wool.

Syntax:

fit <klein bottle> into <cosy>                    
fit <cosy> over <klein bottle>     
 You open the Klein bottle cosy up and carefully fit one of the Klein bottles into it.  You can peel the cosy from one of the Klein bottles if you decide you don't want it any more.

peel cosy from <klein bottle>
 You peel a cosy off one of the Klein bottles.

Once fitted: The item is integrated into the Klein bottle and it adds a line "It is smothered fluffily in a Klein bottle cosy."

  • It can be peeled off to get the cosy back.
  • It weighs exactly 80 g or 1.6/9 lb.

Effect:

  • The only effect of a Klein bottle cosy is cosmetic - it suppresses the "Your Klein bottle rattles vigorously from side to side" and "<colour> sparks flicker within your Klein bottle." item-chats of holding a Klein bottle
  • This does not prevent the bottle from exploding due to capturing too many spells.
  • This does not prevent the Klein bottle from breaking during combat.
  • This does not affect the thaum-decay rate of the Klein bottle.

Mobius strap

Sells for &&&&&&&&&&&+1998 LC 1|1|10 1/2 in the House of Magic and &&&&&&&&&&&+2200 S11|44de in Ephebe.

This is a mind-bending, paradoxical strip of leather that's been twisted once before being riveted back to itself.  Well, all right - it's not actually all that paradoxical.  It doesn't look like it would work as a scabbard for anything conventional, though.
The mobius strap is about three inches long and roughly a couple of inches wide.  It is made of leather and looks like you could wear it.  It is in excellent condition.

This is a scabbard for Klein bottles that conflicts with sword belts and knife belts.

  • You can sheathe and then draw a Klein bottle from this scabbard.
  • You do not get a stat bonus from sheathed bottles.
  • It weighs exactly 1/9 lb.

Colours

Mixing different spell types results in Klein Bottles of mixed colours, and has not visibly affected the rest of their appearance or their stat boosts so far.research

Aside from Pure Red, Green, and Blue, spell mixes have produced Deep Pink, Light Pink, Vibrant Pink, Magenta, Light Violet, Lime Green, Turquoise, Royal Blue, Neon Blue, Medium Blue, Amethyst, Indigo, Crimson, Coral, Steel Blue, Pale Green, Cream, Gold, Powder Blue, and Aquamarine. Due to marginal successes on Capture Skillchecks, the exact spell size ratios of some of these colors is unknown, but known ratios of spell colours for bottle colours are listed in the table below.

Red Green Blue Colour
4 0 3 Deep Pink
4 3 3 Light Pink
4 11 8 Turquoise
4 11 3 Lime Green
1 2 Deep Violet
1 3 Indigo

See also

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