If you're trying to find your way around the dungeon, a pen can be mightier than a sword.
A long black pen with a little gold nub spills ink on the floor, walls, and you.
The pen is both a weapon and a marker. It has a powerful damage value and can also be used similarly to spray paint. Although the ink will spill on the floor, it will not remain there (in Beta Orc); however, if you get some on your face, mask, or hat, but you can clean yourself simply staying under the water stream.