The lit strange object is a quest item used in the The Fremennik Trials. It is made by selecting "light" (or using a tinderbox) on the strange object, obtained from the council workman. Doing so also gives the player the message "You light the string of the strange object. It starts to hiss slightly."
About 90 seconds after lighting it, if it is still in the player's inventory, it explodes and deals 50 life points of damage to the player. Dropping it and picking it back up again resets the timer.
The proper use for this item is to be put in the pipe by the longhall in Rellekka to distract the people inside so the player can switch the normal beer for a low alcohol keg.
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- Even after the quest you can still get a strange object, also you may get multiple objects as long as you have enough beer.
- If you have a whole inventory of strange objects, when they explode you cannot go below 50 life points.
- When it explodes the player automatically says "Ow!"
- It does not explode in the bank.