Though it would seem that this scroll
's function is obvious
, it's worth mentioning that a cursed
scroll of gold
detection will appear to detect gold
on the level
, but all "gold" piles so detected are actually trap
Gold (actually, zorkmids) in NetHack is basically useless, thus, many players I know curse these scrolls on purpose because there is no "scroll of trap detection". This (cursed) scroll can save you a lot of trouble on the Elemental Planes late in the game, because the escape portals are counted as traps by the game.
Hey -- I guess you could even say that a cursed scroll of gold detection is actually a blessing in disguise!
Hah, I just kill myself.