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Name cheap plastic
imitation of the
Amulet of Yendor
Appearance Amulet of Yendor
Cost 0 zm
Weight 20

The cheap plastic imitation of the Amulet of Yendor (CPIoAoY) is an amulet that exists solely to confuse you. It has a 50% chance of being generated on the Rogue level [1] (this one will be pre-identified as a fake), a 50% chance of being in the inventory of a double-troubled Wizard of Yendor when you don't have the amulet (0% when you do) [2], and player monsters on the Astral plane all carry one [3] (that's why they're stuck there). Wishing for the Amulet of Yendor also gives you the plastic imitation. Every CPIoAoY initially displays as an "Amulet of Yendor", and must be individually identified to reveal its true nature.

If the real Amulet is left in a bones file, it gets converted to a fake amulet when the file is loaded [4].

It has no effect when worn. It can be considered one of the most useless items, next to iron chains. However, it can be polymorphed into a more useful amulet.

If not identified, the cheap plastic imitation can be distinguished from the real Amulet of Yendor by trying to put it into a container: the real amulet will resist.

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