Oh well that's nice to know. I was confused about it because the first and third one start you out with a glyph. I'll have to keep trying at them and see what I can figure out! Sorry about that post then, need to figure out a way to remove that image since it's not an actual screwed by game moment.
Sadly i have no screenshot, but a funny story: Was worshipping Mystera and was relative low on piety. Found the subdungeon with the magicians/scientists and the goblin. Used the stick against the goblin... Stick exploded and kill the 4-5 mages ... and mystera got really pissed, outside of the subdungeon everything has +30% resists and i have 2 more health and mana pots as these would help in anyway
Problem with PQI is that it adds a race restriction, so you probably won't have the luxury of Goblin. Blood Curse and Chaos Avatar are definitely options, but on their own are unlikely to take you to level 10 on Hobbler's Hold. Amulet of Yendor is the only reliable way to do it.