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All item names are conjectural, but given the fact that the color scheme of the game is randomized in the majority of adventures (or when using the Barbarian or Waif characters), some sort of item naming scheme is clearly necessary.

Book[edit]

Tower of Doom INTV Magical Artifacts - Book.gif

Color Message Effect Name
Gray STRENGTH Strength increases +1 Book of Strength
Cyan CURSES Can't see enemies coming? Cursed Book
Orange STAMINA Stamina increases +1 Book of Stamina
Brown CURSES Lose a level Cursed Book
Pink DIPLOMACY Diplomacy ability increases Book of Diplomacy
Lavender CURSES unknown
Bright Green none XP doubles Book of Experience
Magenta none Experience cut in half? Book of Inexperience

Cloak[edit]

Color Message Effect Name
Gray THAT HELPED unknown
Cyan YOU FEEL WEAK unknown Cloak of Weakness
Orange MAGIC PROTECTS YOU defense boost? Cloak of Protection
Brown MAGIC PROTECTS YOU defense boost? Cloak of Protection
Pink STRONG MAGIC PROTECTS YOU large defense boost? Cloak of Strong Protection
Lavender MAGIC PROTECTS YOU defense boost? Cloak of Protection
Bright Green STRONG MAGIC PROTECTS YOU large defense boost? Cloak of Strong Protection
Magenta THAT WAS GOOD KARMA permanently immune to Confusion traps Cloak of Good Karma

Grail[edit]

Tower of Doom INTV Treasure - Grail.gif Using a Grail also resets your Life Force to 255.

Color Message Effect Name
Gray ATTACK ENHANCED large increase in strength (+7) Grail of Strength
Cyan ZZZZIP permanent haste, huge boost in stamina and max HP Grail of Superpower
Orange STRENGTH increases diplomacy, not strength! False Grail of Strength
Brown STAMINA doesn't increase stamina -- increases something else? False Grail of Stamina
Pink DIPLOMACY increases diplomacy, or something else? Grail of Diplomacy?
Lavender
Bright Green GLORY IN BATTLE unknown Grail of Glory
Magenta none immediate victory sequence if used; only on Grail Quest Level 32? Holy Grail

Large Scroll[edit]

Color Message Effect Name
Gray none instantly summons enemy for battle Large Scroll of Battle
Cyan BOOM damages player Exploding Large Scroll
Orange BLESS YOU removes any curse on player Large Scroll of Remove Curse
Brown none instantly teleports player Large Scroll of Teleportation
Pink STAMINA stamina increases +1 Large Scroll of Stamina
Lavender THAT HELPED unknown
Bright Green TRAPS BEGONE removes all traps in level Large Scroll of Trap Removal
Magenta BLESS YOU removes any curse on player Large Scroll of Remove Curse

Mortar & Pestle[edit]

Color Message Effect Name
Gray YOU FEEL BETTER gain some HP Mortar & Pestle of Healing
Cyan none player is slowed to half-speed Mortar & Pestle of Slowness
Orange MAKE A FRIEND unknown; enemy must be in room Mortar & Pestle of Friendship
Brown YOU DISAPPEARED player sprite becomes invisible Mortar & Pestle of Invisibility
Pink YEACHHH lose max HP and/or Stamina Poison Mortar & Pestle
Lavender none instantly summons enemy for battle Mortar & Pestle of Battle
Bright Green YOU FEEL DIZZY -1 Strength Mortar & Pestle of Weakness
Magenta YOU FEEL DIZZY -2 Diplomacy Mortar & Pestle of Rudeness

Potion (Bottle)[edit]

Color Message Effect Name
Gray YOU FEEL BETTER gain some HP Bottle of Healing
Cyan WHAZZAT player is slowed to half-speed Bottle of Slowness
Orange FEAR NO FIRE immune to fire Bottle of Fire Protection
Brown WHO STOPPED THE WORLD player moves at double speed Bottle of Haste
Pink WHO KILLED THE LIGHTS walls no longer visible, automap stops for 15-30 seconds Bottle of Blindness
Lavender PEERCEPTION [sic] ENHANCED can see all items when entering room Bottle of Sight
Bright Green TASTES LIKE SPINACH boosts strength? Bottle of Strength
Magenta READY FOR A FIGHT boosts HP and attack power somewhat beyond usual maximum Bottle of Power

Potion (Flask)[edit]

Color Message Effect Name
Gray THAT FEELS GOOD regain full HP Flask of Healing
Cyan YEACHHH lose HP Flask of Poison
Orange TOUGH GUY unknown
Brown YOU DISAPPEARED player sprite becomes invisible Flask of Invisibility
Pink FREEZE same effect as Paralysis trap, but lasts much longer Flask of Paralysis
Lavender WHO'S ON FIRST same effect as Confusion trap Flask of Confusion
Bright Green BETTER BARTER boosts diplomacy? Flask of Bartering
Magenta I HAVE THE POWER boosts HP and attack power far beyond usual maximum Flask of Superpower

Ring[edit]

Color Message Effect Name
Gray THY HEALING IS HASTENED increases rate of healing Ring of Rapid Healing
Cyan YOU FEEL WEAK unknown Ring of Weakness
Orange DEFENSE ENHANCED increases defense? Ring of Defense
Brown FEAR NO FIRE permanently immune to fire Ring of Fire Protection
Pink THAT HELPED unknown
Lavender ATTACK ENHANCED increases attack? Ring of Attacking
Bright Green MAGIC PROTECTS YOU unknown Ring of Protection
Magenta YOU ARE NOW AN APPRENTICE MAGICIAN immune to wand backlash Magician's Ring

Rosary Necklace[edit]

Tower of Doom INTV Treasure - Rosary Necklace.gif Using a Rosary also resets your Life Force to 255.

Color Message Effect Name
Gray POTION MASTER all harmful potions have a positive effect instead; grants 1000 XP over base treasure value; effect dissipates on Level 32 of Grail Quest? Rosary of Potion Mastery
Cyan A DARK CLOUD HANGS OVER YOU unknown Rosary of Darkness
Orange THY HEALING IS HASTENED increases rate of healing Rosary of Rapid Healing
Brown PRAYERS PROTECT YOU immune to traps, or immune to HHG backlash? Rosary of Protection
Pink THOU ART BLESSED VS TRAPS permanently immune to traps Rosary of Blessing vs. Traps
Lavender THOU SHALT NOT STARVE you never go hungry Rosary of Fulfillment
Bright Green READ A BOOK unknown -- possibly makes harmful books into beneficial ones? Rosary of Literacy?
Magenta MAKE A FRIEND improves random item drops? Rosary of Friendship?

Small Scroll[edit]

Color Message Effect Name
Gray none powerful enemy appears in room Small Scroll of Summoning
Cyan CURSES player can't see enemies coming Small Cursed Scroll
Orange none enemy in room is slowed to half-speed Small Scroll of Enemy Slowness
Brown none monster in room is frozen in place Small Scroll of Enemy Paralysis
Pink MAKE A FRIEND unknown; may require minimum stats to use Small Scroll of Friendship?
Lavender none speed of monster in room doubles Small Scroll of Enemy Haste
Bright Green TRAPS BEGONE removes all traps in level Small Scroll of Trap Removal
Magenta BLESS YOU removes any curse on player Small Scroll of Remove Curse