Printable ASCII characters
~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ +
` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - =
Qq Ww Ee Rr Tt Yy Uu Ii Oo Pp {[ }] |\
Aa Ss Dd Ff Gg Hh Jj Kk Ll : ; " '
Zz Xx Cc Vv Bb Nn Mm < , > . ? /
  • Press y to move northwest if numpad movement is off
  • Press shift +  y to move far northwest if numpad movement is off


Beware the y key! Not only does it move northwest, it also answers "yes" to questions like "Eat the cockatrice corpse?" Woe betide careless players who hold down the y key and meet a powerful peaceful monster to their northwest. This is especially troublesome in Minetown. Some game binaries are compiled with an option which requires you to type "yes" in order to answer such questions in the affirmative.


While SLASH'EM introduced no new creatures using y or Y, the z zruty has had its glyph changed to a Y.

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