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no goat sacrifice needed (5, Informative)

crazyray (776321) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370669)

forget the sacrifice to a goat, lets safe our Aussie friends bandwidth by posting this here...

[...]

On the other side of the globe, nearly two kilometres beneath the earth, in a cold, gloomy chasm, you can find a small slice of Australia.

The sheer plunge near the bottom of the world's deepest cave, in a remote part of Georgia, doesn't automatically instantly inspire comparisons with Alan Warild's home country. It's bitterly cold, forever dark and usually damp. But since the veteran caver climbed to its dank depths last month it has incongruously borne Australia's name.

The 49-year-old from Newtown was invited to lead a 25-strong team of cavers from Russia and Ukraine on a world-record 1830-metre descent into the Krubera-Voronia cave in Abkhazia, Georgia.

At the end of the nine-day journey down the corkscrew-shaped hole, the triumphant team told Mr Warild it would name the final drop "Viva Australia" in his honour.

"One of the Russians had the idea to name it in my honour since I was the first to go down - I suppose I was pretty chuffed," the self-effacing caver said.

"It's not my favourite cave, because it's about 3 degrees at the bottom and it's muddy and you have to dive in one part. But it's a great challenge and a bit of a thrill to stand somewhere where no human being has ever stood before."
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The previous world record for the deepest caving expedition, 1710 metres, was set in the same cave in 2001. But Mr Warild and his fellow travellers took a different route, passing through a sump filled with icy water to descend 120 metres further. "We went as far as we could, we hit a pit full of water and decided to leave it for another trip."

The Australian Speleological Federation said it had received an unconfirmed report that a team of Ukrainians was currently attempting to better Mr Warild's record. But the name for the drop would remain, it said.

"People like Alan are the modern-day equivalent of the explorers in the 19th century, others like me follow in their footsteps later," said federation president, John Dunkley.

"That name will stay and be put on maps of the cave in future. It's a significant achievement and shows the respect Alan has overseas. He's a well-known name and one of the top three in the world when it comes to deep and difficult caves."

Mr Warild discovered his unusual hobby when he was 13, on a school excursion to the Wee Jasper caves near Yass. Since then he has explored deep caves around the world.

"Australia doesn't really have any deep ones," he said. "The deepest is in Tasmania, almost 400 metres. The best, in my opinion, is Muruk, in New Guinea. It's about 1250 metres.

"I grew up in the Sutherland Shire and I always loved the outdoors. I think that's the only way I can explain it.

Re:no goat sacrifice needed (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370722)

"You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all different."

Re:no goat sacrifice needed (2, Interesting)

Nos. (179609) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370798)

If you do happen to get to the map, open the image in a new tab (window) as they have the size limited in the webpage. Actually, here's a link [politiken.dk]

Re:no goat sacrifice needed (-1, Offtopic)

dustinbarbour (721795) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370799)

Man! It starts right from the beginning now! The idea of this site is to be a news aggregate, not a news source. I understand the idea of the practice, but comeon on.. Quit karma-whoring!

Re:no goat sacrifice needed (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370840)

It actually serves a useful purpose, as the SMH requires registration (though the site will ocassionally give one a 'freebie').

Re:no goat sacrifice needed (1)

Green Salad (705185) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371222)

Karma whores have their uses. I for one, appreciate it...for sites that are slow to load. It was a small amount of text.

Re:no goat sacrifice needed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10371046)

He's an Australian:-
He requires the sacrafice of one sheep for him to pleasure

Re:no goat sacrifice needed (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10371294)

"forget the sacrifice to a goat, lets safe our Aussie friends bandwidth by posting this here..."

Forget that. Didn't you see their notice? "This material is subject to copyright and any unauthorised use, copying or mirroring is prohibited.".

/.'em as mercilessly as a Steve Irwin production.

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Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370672)

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Re:FREE IPODS CLOSING REGISTRATION IN OCTOBER (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370927)

Java is dog slow.

Re:FREE IPODS CLOSING REGISTRATION IN OCTOBER (-1, Offtopic)

AoT (107216) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371023)

In the words of Public Enemy Don't believe the hype [forbes.com]

Deep caves and goat? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370674)

I never want to see 'deep caves' and 'goat' mentioned in the same paragraph....ever....

Re:Deep caves and goat? (2, Insightful)

Cowboy_Jed (817150) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370769)

Cavemen in the deep caves would think that a goat is a gift from god(s) for them.

Re:Deep caves and goat? (1)

freakmn (712872) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370804)

Not the "goat" that the OP was referencing. I think that would be welcome in few places.

Re:Deep caves and goat? (1)

zero2k (453777) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370805)

one hole (or 25 of them) dumping in a larger hole.... sorry, bad thought.

Re:Deep caves and goat? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370925)

You asked for it, you got it. This guy [zoy.org] bottomed out at three feet.

Important Discovery! (4, Funny)

Mondoz (672060) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370679)

In another interview, the lead explorer has revealed the discovery of the initials of Arne Saknussemm in one of the deeper caves...

Re:Important Discovery! (1)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371001)

Better that than a sign saying "This side up"

Got to be careful about those caves... (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370686)

... don't want to end up like this guy.
http://www.holyshiite.com/caver/ [holyshiite.com]

Re:Got to be careful about those caves... (3, Funny)

jaxdahl (227487) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371017)

OH! MAN! That is exactly what I did not want to read late at night.. Man, the ending -- that's awful! Thanks a lot, now I'm going to be up all night, my heart was POUNDing POUNDing..

Re:Got to be careful about those caves... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10371042)

I don't get it.

Re:Got to be careful about those caves... (1)

merdark (550117) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371044)

yeah.. it was a good story alright

I am a skeptic though. The whole, "I won't tell you where the cave is" is suspicious. Oh well.

Re:Got to be careful about those caves... (2, Informative)

jaxdahl (227487) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371054)

Yeah, it's a fake story -- google for "ted the caver". It's still a great suspense story -- probably good for adapting to a campfire story. Print out pics from the site and talk in the role of B or something.

Re:Got to be careful about those caves... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10371138)

I'm missing page 11 and the rest... :-(

Re:Got to be careful about those caves... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10371170)

OOh wait, he must have not returned!!!

Interest read, but just a story :) (5, Informative)

tricops (635353) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371157)

That was an interesting read.... it's just a story though, the original seems to be a story written by Thomas Lera, as seen here [dougaustin.com] in pdf format.

Just last night... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370687)

That's what she said!

my precious.... (1)

carrett (671802) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370694)

when are they gonna find gollum!!??

Whare they gonna find grues? (5, Informative)

gkwok (773963) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371178)

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

> what is a grue

The grue is a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of the earth. Its favorite diet is adventurers, but its insatiable appetite is tempered by its fear of light. No grue has ever been seen by the light of day, and few have survived its fearsome jaws to tell the tale.
grue [wikipedia.org]

Pffft... (4, Funny)

conner_bw (120497) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370696)

Now this may sound bit pretentious, but I used to do a lot of Spelunking [lemon64.com] when I was 9 years old. Diving through an icy pool to reach an 1830 meter decent barely compares with my bouts with boiling lava and ghost fans.

Re:Pffft... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10371134)

Eat penguin shit and die you ass spelunker!

Explored further? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370698)

I've already pulled 3 used condoms and a tampon out. What else does your mother have in there?

Re:Explored further? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370713)

Cauliflower and cottage cheese.

Re:Explored further? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370730)

Sick sick sick!

I've seen the latter. Made me cry.

Miscategorized! (-1, Flamebait)

ThatsNotFunny (775189) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370703)

World's Deepest Cave? Shouldn't articles about George W. Bush's head be in the new Politics category?

Great googly moogly! (0)

smilinggoat (443212) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370709)

I have never been to a site that has asked me to accept so many cookies before. Yuck.

Deny deny deny.

Yay for someone posting the text.

Re:Great googly moogly! (1)

NSash (711724) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370764)

I find it simpler to just leave cookies disabled. If I have a genuine use for cookies, like logging in to purchase something online, or to post to a site like slashdot, I just add that page to my whitelist.

New record? (3, Funny)

bornbitter (813458) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370717)

...I don't know, I've seen Clinton dig himself out of deeper holes...

Re:New record? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10371009)

Oh come on people. How can you rate this as a flamebit?

bush sucks cock. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370718)

you can't eat money, you republican pigs.

When your flashlight dies... (4, Funny)

NotQuiteReal (608241) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370727)

Spinal Tap quote - applies to more than just album covers :-)

"It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black."

Sorry, off topic and all, but it cracks me up every time.

Coral cache (0)

paugq (443696) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370731)

Coral cache for the article [nyud.net] and for the map [nyud.net] .

Please Slashdot editors, use Coral cache for ALL the links in your stories. Slashdotting effect can led a site to disappear due to bandwidth costs :-/

Re:Coral cache (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370748)

Meanwhile the coral cache is down but the original site is still up... as tends to be the case 9 times out of 10.

the coral cache idea might be a neat concept, but it's fucking useless in execution.

Re:Coral cache (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370811)

Both sites have adverts, they can pay their own way if they are going to put ads on content.

Coral Cache should be used for poor dudes websites, edu links etc.

The Sydeny Morning Herald is part of the Fairfax empire which own 30% of aussie newspapers (the rest is owned by the sinister Rupert Murdoch, Australia has one of the highest concentrations of media ownership in the world).

Anyway, let the Fairfax take the hit, and if they go down... they should upgrade their server.

Re:Coral cache (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370816)

I hardly think a slashdotting is going to send a leading national newspaper website... erm... down under :)

Re:Coral cache (1)

fname (199759) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370866)

Of course Coral cache is down. The ironing is delicious. ;)

Re:Coral cache (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370977)

The ironing is delicious.

Uhh....

Re:Coral cache (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10371187)

too much starchee in the shirtee

One thing's for sure (1)

Bill_Royle (639563) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370737)

Bob Goatse is spinning in his grave if he has indeed lost that distinction.

Re:One thing's for sure (1)

tonyr60 (32153) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370975)

If "Bob Goatse" is a union of Microsoft Bob and the goatse we all know so well, then thank god that (s)he is dead and buried. Mind you I am not at all surprised that such a combination would be showing some sort of life in a grave.

New Species (5, Insightful)

EvilGoodGuy (811015) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370744)

I find this to be pretty interesting. There are so many terrains on our earth that we have yet to explore. And I think there are deffinite chances of there being some extremely unique creatures at these depths of a cave. People go nuts over exploring Mars. But I think we should put some effort into Earth as well.

Re:New Species (4, Funny)

0racle (667029) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370862)

Look, if the devil has made one thing clear its that he's not a people person. I say we just leave him the hell alone.

Re:New Species (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10371119)

Yeah... I'd say that the moron who spent nine days of his life in a deep ass hole can be called "unique", among other things.

Re:New Species (1)

ozbird (127571) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371133)

And I think there are deffinite chances of there being some extremely unique creatures at these depths of a cave.

Like grues [mrbillsadventureland.com] ?

Re:New Species (5, Interesting)

ravydavygravy (230429) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371148)

Check out the Movile Cave Project [geocities.com] , a scientific project centering around a cave discovered by well drilling in Romania in 1986. The cave was significant because the life discovered in the water in the cave (which had no natural entrance and was so sealed off from the world) was based around a totally chemosynthetic ecosystem, where all energy came from chemicals produced and used by the creatures (no light involved - none available!). This small cave alone contained over 31 species that were new to science. It's pretty amazing what might be just under our feet...

Re:New Species (1)

bigsteve@dstc (140392) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371191)

I hate to shatter your illusions, but the chances of finding a new species in there are not great. You tend to get cave life if the conditions are mild (e.g. not too cold, not too much water flow) and if there is a steady input of digestible matter (e.g. vegetable matter or bat droppings) from the outside. This more likely to occur in a shallow cave than a deep one. In this case, the cave sump is very cold, and judging from the geometry, it probably takes major seasonal water flows; e.g. spring meltwater.

Re:New Species (2, Funny)

ayjay29 (144994) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371325)

>>And I think there are deffinite chances of there being some extremely unique creatures at these depths of a cave.

You'r right, they are called "Cavers", very frightning to run into in a dark enclosed space.

Outdoors? (4, Funny)

Conor6 (11138) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370745)

I like how at the end of the article, the man who likes to run around underground talks about how much he loves the outdoors.

5 seconds (-1, Troll)

stephenMF (547151) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370747)

...before someone posts the goatsex link.

Re:5 seconds (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370768)

..before someone posts the goatsex link.

You sick bastard. Beastiality is wrong. However, some things [slashdot.org] are right (very right).

Re:5 seconds (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370774)

You dumb bastard! Here it is: goats [goat.cx] !

This is truly (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370755)

news for nerds. I salute these brave people who have the balls to go places where no human being has ever been before. Plus it's just cool to get a world record.

Impossible to read the article (1)

Sir Holo (531007) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370761)

5 bugmenots didn't work. Created a new account. Twice. They still don't let me in. Nuts to them.

Re:Impossible to read the article (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370835)

I read the sister/mirror of this paper www.theage.com.au (same paper, different city, different city based content) daily and the bugmenots do work.... It's just the problem is they won't let you use one that's already in use.

So as it's slashdotted, those bugmenots are all logged in that's why you can't get to it.

Re:Impossible to read the article (1)

Restil (31903) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371261)

You didn't sacrifice your goat, did you?

Didn't think so.

For shame.

-Restil

Eh? (0, Troll)

iamdrscience (541136) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370762)

World's Deepest cave explored? Goat sacrifice? Sounds like a Goatse man joke waiting to happen.

Re:Eh? (1)

strider44 (650833) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371167)

42 people have already beaten you to that joke! God bless Goatse for grabbing karma!

(this is a joke, not meant as troll, even if the way some people would assume the tone would give mean connotations.)

Short Cut (3, Funny)

ozmanjusri (601766) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370781)

The sheer plunge near the bottom of the world's deepest cave, in a remote part of Georgia, doesn't automatically instantly inspire comparisons with Alan Warild's home country.

Probably explains why he was trying to find a short cut home...

Carroll was right... (3, Funny)

ivlad (646764) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370789)

When going down the Rabbit-Hole^W^W Krubera-Voronia, did they meet Alice?

Bill Brasky (3, Funny)

Jeffus (783068) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370807)

Did I ever tell you about the time Brasky explored the world's deepest cave? To Bill Brasky!

Re:Bill Brasky (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370845)

I'm illiterate.

To Bill Brasky!

What, exactly, (-1, Flamebait)

chris_sawtell (10326) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370832)

has this to do with what we normally read in this forum?
Where is free software, Linux, or the Borg mentioned?

Baby Esther? (0, Offtopic)

Knuckle Sandwich (762188) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370848)

I just read the headline, so Madonna's having another kid, huh?

Great! (0)

polecat_redux (779887) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370860)

So we've finally found a suitable place to store our nuclear waste. Seriously though, if we could somehow dig a hole straight into the mantle of the earth, wouldn't that be the perfect way of disposing of nuclear waste?

Articles are great and all.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370865)

But Where are the PICTURES!?

Re:Articles are great and all.. (1)

ericdano (113424) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371029)

If you do a search on "Voronja Cave" you'll find some links to pictures and history of this cave. Very interesting stuff!

FUCK LIBERTARIANS (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370868)

fuck libertarians, fuck libertarians, fuck oppressive market economies, fuck libertarians, fuck capitalist pigs, fuck libertarians, fuck competition, fuck libertarians

BASTARDS! (4, Funny)

Eric_Cartman_South_P (594330) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370879)

World's Deepest Cave Explored Further

She's my ex-girlfriend, and I still hate her, but DAMN I never expected to hear about her private parts on Slashdot.

Re:BASTARDS! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370932)

Wake up, Mr Dreamer! Here is slashdot.
What the hell do you mean by ex-girlfriend, your left hand or right hand?

Goatse? I was thinking grue. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370902)

What...am I not cool enough or something?

You kids these days. Always with the anal porn...

It gets colder? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370949)

In all the versions of Journey to The Center of the Earth and other such movies that I've seen it always gets hotter the further down into the Earth you go because you near the molten core and lava. How cold would it get before you got through the mantle to the core heat?

Aaah time to re-read some Jules Verne. (0)

tod_miller (792541) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370955)

I remember reading it the first time, the rock fals (that might have been the game...), or some of Lovelaces stories about dark edifices and caves.

"It's not my favourite cave, because it's about 3 degrees at the bottom and it's muddy and you have to dive in one part. But it's a great challenge and a bit of a thrill to stand somewhere where no human being has ever stood before."

Ungrateful lager swilling, possum hugging, 'roo eating, croc' buggering auzzie! :-)

He gets his name on a cave, and says 'It's not my favourite cave', that is like landing on the moon and saying, well, I was a bit dissapointed, I would have preffer a nice weekend in Prague with a couple of scantily clad eastern european woman.

I was only joking about the auzzies, everyone knows that they don't hug possums!!

(ok I admit I might be 1/8 of 3/16 half Australian because of my convict fore-fathers.) /me loves auzzies!

Re:Aaah time to re-read some Jules Verne. (1)

Col Bat Guano (633857) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371268)

if you really love them, then spell it "ozzies" or "aussies".

Sheesh! :-)

Deepest cave? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370962)

You mean someone has gotten deeping into the Windows code base than ever before? Simply amazing... maybe they'll find the root of all of MS's problems at the bottom!

NetHack (4, Funny)

Jeremi (14640) | more than 9 years ago | (#10370982)

Man, I feel a sudden urge to play NetHack...

In Soviet Russia... (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10370986)

The deepest cave explores YOU!

yikes... (1)

mantera (685223) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371018)


I shudder at the thought of all the goatse jokes that this submission seems to be inviting

An actual quote from the cave (4, Funny)

blake182 (619410) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371056)

"I smell a wumpus."

World's deepest cave? (1)

Bin_jammin (684517) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371085)

Sounds like someone's been spelunking the depths of the US national debt.

map reminds me of d&d (4, Funny)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371130)

the map is missing the accompanying module guide but that's ok, i found the key. here's the guide to the area around that underground stream on the map:

A long shaft rises up out of the water into the ceiling of this cave. The sides of the shaft glisten; jagged shards of wet ice coat every surface.


At the top of the shaft lies a cave coated with ice. The ceiling is thick with particularly large stalactites.

The walls of the shaft are coated with ice, so the Climb DC is 30. Further, a character touching any of the surfaces including the floor, walls, and ceiling in the hidden cave, must make a Reflex save (DC 20) or slip due to the slickness of the ice.

Trap. Unless the PCs locate a hidden stone lever at the bottom of the shaft (DC 30 to do so) and pull it down, the stalactites immediately above the shaft in the cave are rigged to fall when anything passes 20 feet above the surface of the water. Anyone struck by these falling stones while climbing must make an immediate Climb check with a -4 penalty or fall.

Falling Stalactites: CR 5; Falling mass of rocks (10d6); Reflex save halves damage (DC 15); Search (DC 28); Disable Device (DC 24).

Treasure. Within the largest stalactite that remains held fast to the ceiling is a secret compartment (DC 28 to find) that is locked (DC 30 to open -- the key can be found in Area 7). Within this compartment, Charasta keeps a special treasure: a white diamond worth 5,000 gp, which the dragon's mother gave her from her own hoard.

Charasta's Tactics. Charasta can appear here in a smaller form. She does not come here when threatened and, in fact, will teleport away rather than be cornered in the hidden cave.

Creatures: A middle-aged female frost giant named Grunhilde (the jarl's mother) works here as cook, along with two ogres. Grunhilde hates her son; instead, she treats all the ogre servants as her "children." For their part, the ogres make poor servants (though Grunhilde loves them anyway) and take great fun in making the giants angry, then hiding behind Grunhilde's protection. They also enjoy tormenting the cryohydra in Area 7, pelting it with rocks, then darting away from its frost breath.

Grunhilde: Female frost giant; CR 9; Large giant (Cold); HD 14d8+70; hp 125; Init ?1; Spd 40 ft.; AC 8 (touch 8, flat-footed 8); Atk +9/ 4 ranged (1d6+9, rock); Face/Reach 5 ft. x 5 ft./10 ft.; SQ Cold subtype, darkvision 60 ft.; AL CE; SV Fort +14, Ref +3, Will +4; Str 28, Dex 8, Con 20, Int 11, Wis 11, Cha 12.

Skills and Feats: Climb +15, Hide ?5, Jump +15, Spot +6; Cleave, Great Cleave, Power Attack, Sunder.

Cold Subtype: Immune to cold damage; takes double damage from fire unless a saving throw for half damage is allowed, in which case it takes half damage on a success and double damage on a failure.

Ogres (2): hp 26 each, see Monster Manual, page 144. Each ogre carries 5d10 gp.


http://www.gamespp.com/cgi-bin/dungeonsanddragons. cgi?dnd:::http://www.wizards.com/dnd/article1.asp? x=dnd/oa/oa20010608a,3 [gamespp.com]

http://www.gamespp.com/cgi-bin/dungeonsanddragons. cgi?dnd:::http://www.wizards.com/dnd/article1.asp? x=dnd/oa/oa20020329a,3 [gamespp.com]

Interesting! (4, Insightful)

Underholdning (758194) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371139)

All the goatse jokes aside, I find this very interesting. I still remember the impact Jules Vernes "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" had on me when I was a kid. I so wanted them to find som eerie remains of some unknown creature at the bottom of the cave.
When I read stories like this, I get an urge in my stomach to give up life as a geek and become an explorer. I reckon I'm not the only one, since the story was posted on slashdot?
/me walks out of the office "So long suckers!"

Flatheads? (1)

marktaw.com (816752) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371140)

All I want to know is whether or not there's a white house at the top of the cave.

Blind archery (1)

BillsPetMonkey (654200) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371180)

Just like blind archery enthusiasts, "xtreme-bungee jumpers" and "xtreme spelunkers" really should keep themselves out of the genepool.

You know it makes sense *snip*.

sacrifice of goat required?!? (-1, Troll)

Linguo (817165) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371188)

I just returned from Central Asia, and needless to say I found the sacrifice of goat might be required comment completely inappropriate. Perhaps the moderators should consider some cultural sensitivity in the news articles they post. Have some respect for the places you've never been.

Been there done that (0, Redundant)

Burb (620144) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371190)

You are in a mazy of twisty little passages, all different.

Dr Strangelove (1)

Hinhule (811436) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371201)

Dr strangelove flashback in 3.. 2.. 1..

Mmm... (1)

olau (314197) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371204)

Mmmmmmh, cave exploration, mmmmmmhh.

Oh, I forgot. This is Slashdot! You wouldn't know. Sorry about that, folks.

Balrog (1)

little1973 (467075) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371275)

Just be careful not to wake it.

Did they find any trolls? (1)

el_gibler (807201) | more than 9 years ago | (#10371284)

..maybe even a goatse man with a gaping chasm?
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