I’ve finally reached the valley of the dead, but I’m having trouble getting my pet to follow me down there. Seeing that it is a silver dragon, I really didn’t want to leave it behind.
The problem is that pets don’t normally follow you through trap doors (only through stairs) and the only ways to get to the valley are the trap doors inside the catle. Is there a way around this problem? As long as I’m in the valley of the dead with my pet beside me, it’s fair game. I’m playing a barbarian with tons of scrolls and a wand of wishing (which I didn’t want to waste).
I tend to lose my pets pretty early on, so this won’t be a great answer. I think the best way to do this is to get a saddle and ride your Dragon. Ridden animals are affected by traps, so I think in the case of a trapdoor you both fall through, although I’m not certain.
The only other way down to the Valley is by level teleport, but I’m fairly sure that doesn’t take your pet with you.
Once you’re in the Valley, there are stairs leading back up to the Castle. I don’t recall whether you can use the stairs to subsequently return. If you can, then you could pick up your pet by coming back upstairs, meeting up, and then walking down again.
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