So I got this really nice gnome monk, wielding Vanquisher (totally awesome precrowning gift). Already in possession of the Fire orb, looking to dive deeper in the CoC. I've reached the Banshee level, there's just one little problem: the previous level didn't contain the usual beehive. No beeswax, no earplugs. I never pick up potions of deafness, as I've never needed them before. I've also sold my staff of the thunderclap. Is there any other way to get myself deaf, or to safely deal with the banshee? I thought about teleporting on top of the stairs and immediately descending, but that seems awfully risky. Any suggestions?