Sitting on and kicking thrones in NetHack 3.4

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Sitting on a throne

(Adapted from a spoiler by Kevin Hugo.)

There is a 2/3 chance that nothing happens.

"You feel somehow out of place..."
"You feel very comfortable here." (polymorphed into royal monster)

Otherwise, there is an equal 1/13 chance of one of the following:

Whether anything happened or not, if you are still sitting on the throne (haven't teleported away), there is a 1/3 chance that the throne will then disappear.

"The throne vanishes in a puff of logic."

Kicking a throne

If you have negative luck, or the throne has previously been looted, there is a 1/3 chance of destroying the throne, leaving behind d200 gold pieces.

"CRASH! You destroy the throne."
"CRASH! You destroy it." (if blind)

If the throne is not destroyed in this manner, you have positive luck, and the throne has not previously been looted, there is a 1/3 chance of dislodging some loot: 200 to 500 gold pieces, and a number (more with higher luck) of gems or stones.

"You kick loose some ornamental coins and gems!"
"You kick something loose!" (if blind)

If neither of the above effects occur, there is a 1/4 chance that you may trigger a (hidden, and untriggerable any other way) trap door.

"The floor opens up under you!" followed by "The hole in the ceiling above you closes up."

If you didn't get any of the above, you get a hurt foot; your dexterity and strength, are abused, 1/3 chance of your right leg being hurt for 5 to 10 turns, and you lose 5 HP (3 HP if your constitution is greater than 15).

"Ouch! That hurts!"

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