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<span class="monster">Plot Bunny</span> (8000-20000) 50 damage. Is only visible to Shamans. Is found on islands in [[The Crill Sea]]. Is only damaged by [[Wizard Items|Plot weapons]]. Always drops a [[Quest:Evil_Dr._Em|Story]].
<span class="monster">Plot Bunny</span> (8000-20000) 50 damage. Is only visible to Shamans. Is found on islands in [[The Crill Sea]]. Is only damaged by [[Wizard Items|Plot weapons]]. Always drops a [[Quest:Evil_Dr._Em|Story]]. [[| trope]]
== Invisible Monsters ==
== Invisible Monsters ==

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Monster Quick Reference Table

Common Monsters by Location Table


Certain monsters always have a given alignment, whereas some don't. Attacks against vulnerable elements are stronger: see Combat. Almost all can have their alignment magically changed.

The numbers in brackets are typical HP values for the monsters. You may see monsters with lower HP than given here: that probably means someone had a go at them and got bored, ran out of AP, etc., leaving you a weakened one. If you see one with more HP, that may mean that the original reporter saw a weakened one, so please update (except the Phoenix, see which).

Monster Drops are determined in the following way:

OK, here's how it works. Monsters are created with stuff when they're spawned. They may gain stuff as they get older -- but only from killing people, or stealing it, in the case of Thieves. Each class of monster has a fixed menu of stuff that it might be given. Most of these menus are standard lists of differing sizes, contents and probabilities. Each list will generate one item, plus the chance of something from a smaller list, and the chance of something from a larger list (and those each then have the same chances). So there's always the possibility that a worm will be given a Space Rocket, but it's really pretty remote (0.00048% or so, if you _must_ know). Pinatas draw from four different lists, of three different sizes, which is pretty unusual, and a lot more stuff than most creatures get given. Darksatanic 15:43, 22 March 2006 (GMT)

Once a monster is killed, the path it guards remains empty for some time, ranging from hours to days (or more), then another monster (possibly of the same type, possibly different) spawns in the same place. For detailed information on how monsters spawn, see Monster Spawning Rules.

Earth Monsters

Earth creatures are most common in forests and jungles.

  • Earth Worm (1 HP, 1 damage) Turns into a Dying Earth Worm when it is about to die of old age.
  • Esquilax (7 HP, 1 damage)
  • Gnome (10 HP, 2 damage)
  • GNU (50 HP, 1 damage)
  • Triffid (50 HP, 20 damage) May cause 1 point of poisoning on a successful attack. Drops triffid stings.
You lose 1HP per level of poison on the hour.
You can't die from poison -- you stay at 1HP once you've got down that far.
You can cure poison with a Dose of Antidote (cures 2 poison levels), with a visit to Jude in Brighthelm, or by dying. One of the effects of Dragon Blood (The Dragon Blood detoxes your own blood) will also cure poison.
Yes, you get a one-time 10AP at the time of poisoning.
  • Bull (100 HP, 3 damage)
  • Small Earth Dragon (250 HP, 5 damage, 1 attack)
  • Earth Dragon (400HP, 10 damage, 1 attack)
  • Minotaur (250 HP, 3 damage) Is found in the tunnels. Is naturally angry (aligning it won't let you pass).
  • Tundra Troll (400HP, 5 damage, 1 attack) Is found in the Frozen North. Regenerates 1-200HP every time it hits you.
  • Manic Minotaur (500-1500 HP, 10 damage) Is found in the tunnels. Gives you +1 Kudos when you kill him and respawns very quickly in the same area. Drops a Southwest-Tunnel Map.
I've just killed four without gaining kudos. -Scrumbucket 01:46, 28 January 2007 (GMT)
According to darksatanic on IRC, they are immune to Vorpal snicker-snackery, glass swords and Midas wands. --Ade 20:11, 30 October 2007 (GMT)
  • SMALL EARTH DEMON (500 HP) Its successful attack drains 2 points of your max HP. Found in the tunnels.
  • EARTH DEMON (1000 HP) Its successful attack drains 2 points of your max HP. Found in the tunnels.

Air Monsters

Air creatures are most common on crags and mountains.

  • Sparrow A Sparrow has (1 HP, 1 damage)
  • Name the Parrot a Parrot(6 HP, 1 damage) Say its name to get a gold piece (as it flies off). Hit it with a Reznor blade, and it'll say what you sang.
Repeats everything said/sang in its presence with 90% probability (not 100%, to avoid infinite loops with two parrots).
Slap it with a fish and it'll drop cool stuff. It also might drop nothing at all. :(
Mr T. seems to be um, different? AmishRobots 09:56, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Sylph (10 HP, 2 damage)
  • Thunder Bird (30 HP, 2 damage, 2 attacks)
  • Eagle (50 HP, 2 damage, 2 attacks) Has also been seen on a Lunar Mountain.
  • Roc (180 HP, 5 damage, 6 attacks) Drops Roc Rocks.
  • Small Air Dragon (100 HP, 4 damage, 3 attacks)
  • Air Dragon (200 HP, 5 damage, 6 attacks)
  • Big Air Dragon (1000 HP, 20 damage, 6 attacks). Is found only on Dragon Island.
  • Blizzard (500 HP) Is found in the far North. If it hits you, it transports you to a random area somewhere nearby and comes with you. Also leaves you spinning and gives you a bit of frostbite.

The Blizzard that I defeated left me off shore in the ocean off Monster Island. I broke a Earth Stone to transport away. However the effect of the Blizzard continues as I get this message with each move. "Everything's spinning! You are too hot. You go West. You can't stop shivering." This passed after a few attacks on other monsters and moves." OmertaLanois 28 Feb. 2009

  • SMALL AIR DEMON (500 HP, 2 attacks) Successful attack drains 1 point from your max AP. Found in the tunnels.
  • AIR DEMON (1000 HP, 2 attacks) Successful attack drains 2 points from your max AP. Found in the tunnels.

Fire Monsters

Fire creatures are most common in badlands and deserts.

  • Glow Worm (1 HP, 1 damage, 1 attack) Replaced the firefly. It lets you pass when you have 1500 experience.
  • Salamander (10 HP, 2 damage, 1 attack)
  • Fire Fox (30 HP, 4 damage, 1 attack)
Can someone with a spare Hyper-link try attacking this with one?
Nothing happened. --Bubba_the_Shy 23:09, 5 April 2007 (BST)
  • Lion (40 HP, 7 damage, 1 attack)
  • Pheonix (10*gen#, 1 + .5 * gen# * (gen# -1) damage, 1 attack) - Pheonices regenerate with 70% probability if their HP is below 10 after they're hit with something. So, beat 'em to within an inch of their life then watch as they get all better. And bigger. And featherier. The higher the generation the harder they hit.
Gen1 and Gen2 have no feathers.
Genn has (n-1)*(n-2)/2 feathers.
Genn has ((n-1) * 3) units of Charcoal.
Genn has 50(n-1)(n+2) + (starting gold).
Genn does d(n) damage, where d(n) = 1 + 1/2 n (n-1) (I was way stupid Snarfer)
Discuss Pheonix Slaying Strategies.
The current (known) record for Pheonix slaying is gen. 80 for the old, less-damaging version.

Careful, when he respawns with a new generation he will attack with the new damage in the same round.

New Record Payco

You cause 70 points of damage, and receive 1610420 experience.
You lose a Quarrel.
You slay the Pheonix (gen. 215).
You gain 22791 Phoenix Feathers.
You gain a Rainbow Blade.
You gain a Glass Sword.
You gain 642 Units of Charcoal.
You gain a Mysterious Envelope.
You gain 2333982 Gold Pieces.

  • Small Fire Dragon (150 HP, 8 damage, 1 attack)
  • Fire Dragon (300 HP, 15 damage, 1 attack)
  • Big Fire Dragon (3000 HP, 60 damage, 1 attack). Is found on Dragon Island. Currently appears as "Fire Dragon".
  • SMALL FIRE DEMON (500 HP, successful attack drains 1 point from your accuracy, 1 attack) Is found in the tunnels.
  • FIRE DEMON (1000 HP, successful attack drains 2 points from your accuracy) Is found in the tunnels.
  • Fire Fly Extinct; gone but not forgotten.
  • Aurora Borealis (150) 10 damage. Is found only in the Frozen North.
  • Aurora Boreanaz (150) 10 damage. Is found only in the Frozen North. Drains life force! Unlike Aurora Borealis, it is hostile to fire aligned players. Can be staked with a pointy stick

Water Monsters

Water creatures are most common in lakes and swamps.

  • Toad (1 HP, 1 damage)
  • Duck (6 HP, 1 damage). Drops 2 Feathers and 0-3 Magic Beans.
  • Undine (10 HP, 2 damage)
  • Penguin (30 HP, 3 damage)
    • Oddly, the only water-aligned monster that will not allow a water aligned player to pass it. Are they lost? Brandy 7:15pm November 23,2008
The "Open Source" monsters (Fire Fox, Gnu, Thunder Bird and Penguin) are hostile to everyone. -- Sertularian 20:14, 23 November 2008 (GMT)
  • Angel (30 HP) 5 damage.
  • Crocodile (150 HP, 10 damage) Drops Crocodile scales.
  • Clockodile (150 HP, 10 damage) The result of using a Pocket Watch on a Crocodile.
  • Small Water Dragon (150 HP, 5 damage)
  • Water Dragon (300 HP, 10 damage)
  • Big Water Dragon (3000 HP, 40 damage) Is found on Dragon Island.
  • Arctic Undine (400 HP, 10 damage). Is found in the Frozen North. When wounded, sometimes freezes into a Frozen Undine (see ice monsters).
  • Serpent Head (800 HP, 5 damage). Is found in the Pool of the Mountain King in the north-west tunnels - four heads clustered around a square marked "Great Serpent". Fast respawn.
  • Dolphin (3000 HP, 15 damage). Drops a Brand Identity. "Monster"s (with 777 HP) often turn into them.
  • SMALL WATER DEMON (500 HP, 25 damage) Is found in the tunnels and pits.
  • WATER DEMON (1000 HP, 50 damage) Is found in the tunnels.

Spirit Monsters

These monsters have a white background, but you can see them without using any special gear. Also, they don't have invisible bracketed underneath their name in game.

  • Lost Spirit (1) 10 damage
  • Spelling Fly (1) 1 damage. Can only be attacked while in Toad form, and drops a spell.
  • Spelling Bee (30) 2 damage (swarm of 30 1HP bees)

Attacks multiple times. Your tongue will do only 1 damage so you'll have to strike 30 times. Can only be attacked while in Toad form, thus (as you can't wield a wand) you also cannot align it for an advantage. Drops several (e.g. 6) spells.

  • Gygax (100) 15 damage. Is found in underground tunnels, around the Death Mountains, caves, and the Thieves Forest. Alignment has no effect.
If you attack him with dice, you inflict damage equal to a die-roll. Gygax then returns the favor. You can miss, however (and so can he). You can change his alignment with wands (just watch out for the 15 damage counterattack) [don't bother since alignment doesn't matter]. Sometimes he gets mad at your dice-rolls and snatches your dice away! --Kenndogg 21:08, 1 March 2006 (GMT)
can be hit by normal weapons but with only a fraction of the damage
Weapons do 1/9th to 1/10th their normal damage. Note: Gygax(es?)are vulnerable to stronger alignments only when attacked with weapons. The bonus is not applied to dice rolls/attacks.
Originally neutral-aligned; newly-spawned Gygaxes are now Spirit-aligned as of 5 March 2008.
  • Loucee (200) 5 damage
  • Vampire (150) Does 10 damage and subtracts experience points, but can be passed by wielding garlic, or killed with a pointy stick (and you lose the stick).
Killing a Vampire with a pointy stick does not get rewarded with XP
Sadly, steaks are ineffective.
anyone try attacking it with a pint of blood?
I just attacked a vampire with a pint of blood, nothing happened. - Cameron
I thought these things drain 10 AP rather and experience points. Can anyone remember?
Just got drained for 25 XP
  • Undead Dragon (1500) 20 base damage - not only hits hard but sometimes drains 2-3 max hit points when it hits, or/and drains 5-10 AP, or/and additionaly does 5 tail damage, or/and 2 max AP, or/and 1000 XP. Yikes! Is impervious to Glass Swords, and Golden Guns. Lances and Bows work well. The Midas Wand does work; that was how I bagged one. No experience points, but the money makes up for it.
"Wands "sort of" work - you can change the UD's alignment, but it changes back very quickly."

->discuss Undead Dragon slaying on the quest page.

  • Gorgan (10,000) DMG 10(?) Found on The Isle of the Gorgan. Can "kill" with a single blow. You wake up in the Water Hospital with no Exp but all your stuff. However if you equip a mirror before fighting her then she only does 10 damage.

Is affected by alignment changes but not vulnerable to any particular weapon (except that a Vorpal Blade can snicker-snack as usual).

Glass swords work fine.

First time I used a Midas wand, it did about 900 damage (knocking it down to 8000) and said "The Gorgan starts to gold but the change doesn't take.". I tried a second time, and this time it killed it. --Sam 21:06, 29 March 2008 (GMT)

Drops a Gorgons head.

...with which you can make Gorgan-zola. ...No, I'm not kidding. See Gorgan-zola Sandwich. Random4518 11:01, 9 April 2006 (BST)

You can also kill a lot of monsters in one blow of a Gogan's head, turning them to stone.

Important Note: If your vision has been switched by a mirror monster, this counts as holding a mirror when you're attacking the Gorgan. If you're switched and holding the mirror, you'll earn yourself a swift trip to the water city hospital. I just learned that the hard way, to the tune of over 2 million XP. zingus 16:40, 29 April 2006 (BST)

The gorgan has a mean respawn rate of once every 24 hours.

Does the Gorgan not appear in the Tarot, or have I just had bad timing the last few days?--Hamelin 16:23, 12 August 2007 (BST)

Apparently, having reversed vision from having done 4 or 5 steps of Quest:Pandora's_Socks also negates the special attack. I have not checked other angles. Having that and a mirror, which turns vision back to normal, makes the special attack work again. --Plopfill 17:53, 20 October 2013 (BST)

Wizard Monsters

These monsters are only visible to the mage classes, and can only be damaged by them.

  • Imp (100) 50 damage. Is only visible to wizards (of any level). Drops mana and spells.

Immune to all weapons and most spells. Their kryptonite involves a bad pun.

spoiler (highlight to read)

  • Imp-ending Kick — does 100 damage; this knowledge is important when fighting duck-billed imps
  • Imp-ending Slap — does 25 damage
  • Nodule (1) 0 damage. Is only visible to Apprentices. Drops 1-2 mana
  • Node (1) 0 damage. Is only visible to Shamans. Drops 3-8 mana.
  • Nexus (1) 0 damage. Is only visible to Wizards. Drops 9-26 mana.

Huge Reptile (some word) (5) 20 damage. Spell the word using dissolved letters to cause 1 point of damage. Always drops a Plot Hook, Plot Device, Plot Twist, or Plot Point. There is much fun to be had with these monsters.

The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.  
"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam.  "A Thesaurus!"
"Maim!" roared the monster.  "Mutilate, mangle, crush.  SEE HARM."

-Bored of the Rings, the Harvard Lampoon.

Plot Bunny (8000-20000) 50 damage. Is only visible to Shamans. Is found on islands in The Crill Sea. Is only damaged by Plot weapons. Always drops a Story. [trope]

Invisible Monsters

You must be able to see invisible monsters - either by an intrinsic ability, by using a Spirit Sword, by wearing a pair of Beer Goggles, or by using the Ghost Hunter Gear.

Question: Do the beer googles function the same way as getting drunk? Can you use it to see Djinn, Mists or Bling Wraiths?
Yes (including the massive drop in accuracy) Thog 16:38, 6 April 2006 (BST)
I just tried to use a pair of Beer Goggles + a Magic Opal to check on a Bling Wraith's HP, and I couldn't see the Wraith just using the goggles. Stevie-O 01:49, 9 April 2006 (BST)
The beer googles probably function the same way as getting drunk, which means you can only see Ghost, not any other invisibles like mists, bling wraiths or djinn. -- LittleHamster 10:19, 9 April 2006 (BST)
I think the beer googles work much the same as the yahoo! lagers!


These are the ones that you can kill with the Ghost Hunter Gear.

  • Dark Mist (100) HP/5 damage (I think)
The damage from the Dark Mist drops until you kill it (which makes it a good way to figure out how many more times you need to hit it before it will die). It usually doesn't drop anything of value. DWE 18:45, 28 March 2006 (BST)
  • Ghost (5) does 2 damage; Can potentially drop lots of good stuff.
Can also be seen when drunk, or during the Witching Hour (00:00 to 00:59 game time). BlaisedeC 18:35, 29 March 2006 (BST)
Or with a Spirit Sword. Conzy 10:11, 22 August 2006 (BST)
Or with Ghost Hunter Gear, or a Diamond Bling. Random4518 16:30, 22 August 2006 (BST)
  • Hungry Ghost (150) 10 damage. Eats your vittles (and magic beans), and drains 20% XP (if it sucks your life juices). Best killed while wearing a diamond bling and wielding your large weapon of choice. Drops a decent number of items (many of which are quite mundane), but it isn't worth it if you kill it the slow way with a spirit sword.
Attacking a Hungry Ghost with a Spirit Catcher nets you a Bound Spirit. Snare 22:02, 24 May 2007 (BST)
Albeit at the cost of your Catcher, which probably applies to any other ghosts as well. Mackie the All Self-Important 17:53, 29 May 2007 (BST)
Also, the Hungry Ghost gets one more attack in after you catch it; similar to catching the Snark in a Sack and hitting a parrot with a fish before it flies off. Snare 21:00, 13 June 2007 (BST)
Ah, but in the same vein, if you have a pet capable of killing the Hungry Ghost you may get your bound spirit and kill the ghost. Then it cannot attack you, and you get the mundane junk of the normal kill. (This also works with Parrots.)density 19:42, 20 September 2007 (BST)
  • Mist (65) 0 damage, drops nothing
  • Wisp (200) 5 damage. Gives XP and drops an Arena Talisman.
Wisps and Hungry Ghosts can also be caught with Ghost Traps.
Actually, everything here can be caught in a Ghost Trap. Azuaron 05:53, 31 March 2007 (BST)

Other Invisibles

  • Bling Wraith (5000-10000) 5-60 damage.
    Damage is 5 plus 5 per different type of bling you have in your inventory (including any in bags). Bling Wraiths are not fooled by a mere piece of cloth. They sense the power you possess and they crave it for their own.
    I just fought one and it hit me for 65 damage per attack. Ouch. What's the ACTUAL damage limit? - SamSwashbuck
    Ah, right, there's the charming feature that if you have a fire bling in your bag, a fire bling in your inventory, and are wearing a fire bling... it counts fire blings THREE TIMES. PotatoEngineer 21:44, 27 September 2009 (BST)
    Each time you hit one, there is a chance that it will become angry and thus visible (and so can be hit with any weapon; like a wand and a glass sword).
    You can also wear a diamond bling and attack it directly.
    Drops one or more blings.
    Experience is independent of the number of blings in your inventory (i.e. 5/hp, even if they do 50 damage)
    Hitting it with a Ghost Hunter Gear:
You attack the Bling Wraith.
That's not a ghost!
The Bling Wraith causes 5 points of damage
  • Seems it goes invisible if you wait too long.
  • colour Djinn (5000) 5/25 damage
    After a few hits the Djinn becomes visible (and annoyed) doing 25 damage instead of 5, but they can revert. They are vulnerable to glass swords, golden guns, and wands of alignment. Pageturner Friday, March 3 7:55 pm
    Drops Pouches of Magic Herbs and Magic Carpets.
    A Bottle of Tonic Water does 500 damage - regardless of what alignment you give the djinn.
  • Manatee (20000) 30 damage
    Vulnerable to Alignment Wands and Glass Swords. I killed two, both dropped a Magic-Good which showed up in my inventory under Meta. Jon 03:11, 15 September 2006 (BST)
    Hitting repeatedly with a spirit sword won't make it visible, and it can't be seen through beer goggles; so the intrinsic ability to see invisibles or a diamond bling would seem to be pretty much essential. Nuru nuru 21:20, 12 December 2006 (JST)
  • name the Fairy (???) 0 damage (actually shows ??? as hit points)
    Tarotable. Grab a nuff to see them and attack them with the nuff:
You attack the Julian the Fairy.
You lose a Nuff.
'Thank you. We were wondering where that went.'
You gain a Pint of Fairy Liquid.
The fairy pats you on the head and vanishes into Arcadia.
You cause  points of damage, and receive 0 experience.

Gives a Pint of Fairy Liquid or a Gram of Fairy Dust.
So far seen: Al-o-ish-us, Adolph, Jess, Doug, Julian, Turing, Roul and Puck
And Neil.
And Eldritch
(note: exists as duck-billed in Oz)
does the tarot list them all as "eldritch the fairy"? the one it indicated to me turned out to be Al-o-ish-us; I assume the Tarot does not have a separate listing for each different name? --AmishRobots 07:01, 31 March 2009 (BST)
It lists them all under a single generated name. X the Fairy is just a name; there's also only one Parrot, one Whale, one Brute, etc. PotatoEngineer 04:43, 1 April 2009 (BST)
  • Fiend (2535-2690) 6-10 damage. Drops a Fiend skull. This monster only spawns on the path between two cursed fields.

Forest Monsters

The 250HP Thieves do 10 damage, attempt to steal something from you and move.
The 450HP Thieves do 20 damage, attempt to steal something from you and move. In addition, when they move they become invisible for 1 minute, though if you have see invisible intrinsic then you can see them.
You can get your stolen items back from their shop located just a few squares East from the Thieves' Den.
Sometimes the Thieves keep the items though, in which case one simply needs to slay it.

The 450HP Thieves aren't limited to trying to steal your weapon. I tried to align one with an Earth Wand, and he took my Summon Stone. Later on, he nicked my copy of Space Cadet. When I finally killed him, I got the Stone back but not the book. parking_god 17:21, 6 March 2008 (GMT)

I just killed a basic thief in the thieves' forest, and he said, "With my last breath I curse Baron Mara" as he died. What does that mean? he was only at 110 HP, but there was no one else around and it was in my way so i killed it. so does that mean mara attacked him first? weird. Jatt 00:42, 28 March 2006 (BST)

That's a bit weird; I don't actually remember attacking any thieves. Maybe it's random? --Mara 16:37, 24 May 2006 (BST)
Well, I've just killed one, and it just cursed me, so I don't believe it to be random.--LordAsriel 22:30, 30 June 2006 (BST)
I've just killed a few. If I killed it with one set of shots from a Bow, it usually cursed someone else (maybe random or the last person to make a kill?). If I killed it on a second shot, it cursed me Blackadder 10:02, 14 July 2006 (BST)

Copperisblue told me that the thief will curse the first person that attacked it, he's been cursed many times. I was cursed once by a strange swimming thief. I wrote a story about it and put it on my character page(click my name). Skold 18:12, 9 August 2006 (BST)

i just got cursed. does it mean anything special or is it just as a joke. bobtheslayer
  • Pinata in a Tree (1) Goodies aplenty. (Find in Forest). DON'T KILL THEM! Please report all sightings for people who haven't managed to tick them off in the Spotter's Guide yet.
Generally found in a forest square
Comments about drops
OK, here's how it works. Monsters are created with stuff when they're spawned. They may gain stuff as they get older, from killing people (or stealing it, in the case of Thieves). Each class of monster has a fixed menu of stuff that it might be given. Most of these menus are standard lists of differing sizes, contents and probabilities. Each list will generate one item, plus the chance of something from a smaller list, and the chance of something from a larger list (and those each then have the same chances). So there's always the possibility that a worm will be given a Space Rocket, but it's really pretty remote (0.00048% or so, if you _must_ know). Pinatas draw from four different lists, of three different sizes, which is pretty unusual, and a lot more stuff than most creatures get given. Darksatanic 15:43, 22 March 2006 (GMT)
...usually a lot more stuff, sometimes not *sigh*
You slay the Pinata in a Tree.
You gain 3 Mugs of Coffee.
You gain 2 Sheets of Paper.
You gain 120 Gold Pieces.
It was full of cool stuff!

thats alright i killed one and got:

You slay the Pinata in a Tree.
It was full of cool stuff!

what stuff?! Zoological 09:33, 11 May 2007 (BST)

I just killed 2 Pinatas in the space of a couple minutes and got a Glass Sword from each. Let no one ever say it can't be full of cool stuff. ;-) Harz 14:16, 18 May 2007 (BST)

I found two Pinatas today, and they both were full of Candy! Agzu 15:27, 1 August 2008 (BST)

You attack the Pinata in a Tree.
You cause 1 points of damage, and receive 0 experience.
You slay the Pinata in a Tree.
You gain 11 Yellow Candies.
You gain 15 Green Candies.
You gain 11 Black Candies.
You gain 12 Pink Candies.
You gain 105 Gold Pieces.
You gain 10 Brown Candies.
You gain 7 White Candies.
You gain a Pair of Scissors.
You gain a Cloak of Invisibility.
You gain 16 Purple Candies.
You gain 6 Red Candies.
You gain 8 Orange Candies.
You gain a Crystal Ball.
You gain 4 Blue Candies.
You gain a Clean Bandage.
It was full of sweets and stuff!

It seems to always have exactly 100 candies in total. --Plopfill 10:39, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Squirrel (50) 5 Damage. Is arguably a type of camp thief. Is found in Thieves Forest.
    • Will steal Acorns.

The following trees will drop 1 piece of specialized wood per 100hp. It appears that Misril, Silver, and Bronze Axes do x5 damage (x10 when aligned). This does not apply to Treemen (who are only affected by Copper Axes).

  • Oak Tree (100-1800?) 1 Damage. Found this one in the Thieves Forest. Copper axe does x4 damage after aligning. Drops Pieces of Oak (but the game tells you they are pieces of wood, until you look in your inventory).
No special results when attacked with a Pint of Water, or with an Acorn. --Greycat 02:40, 24 August 2008 (BST)
  • Hazel Tree (600-1300) 1 Damage. Is found in Thieves Forest. Is currently vulnerable to regular weapons such as aligned catanas, but that may be a bug. Drops Pieces of Hazel.
  • Holly Tree (400-1400) 1 Damage. Is found in Thieves Forest. Is currently vulnerable to regular weapons such as aligned catanas, but that may be a bug. Drops Pieces of Holly.
I got 9 pieces of Holly from a Holly Tree. It might be that the type of wood is only identified after it's in your inventory rather than when it drops.
  • Walnut Tree (200-1000) 1 Damage. Is found in Thieves Forest. Is currently vulnerable to regular weapons such as aligned catanas, but that may be a bug. Drops Pieces of Walnut.
  • Yew Tree (500-1000) 1 Damage. Is found in Thieves Forest. Regular weapons (incl. pets) do 1/10th damage. Drops Pieces of Yew.
  • Ash Tree (300-1000) 1 Damage. Is found in Thieves Forest. Is currently vulnerable to regular weapons such aligned catanas, but that may be a bug. Drops Pieces of Ash.
  • Willow Tree (400-1400) 1 damage. Is found in Thieves Forest. Drops Pieces of Willow.
Not sure if this is a bug as well - rusty swords seem to do normal damage after aligning, but my daemonic knife did 1/10 of its normal damage. Also, the health seems to vary from some of the trees. Tha'l Ghul 9:13, 16 Jul 2008 (EST)
  • Ebony Tree (300-1600) 1 damage. Is found in the Oz interior. Takes 1/10 damage from (most?) weapons and pets. Drops Pieces of Ebony.
  • Treeman (100) 15 damage (found only in Thieves' Forest). Most weapons only deal 1/10th of regular damage. Use a Copper Axe to kill them quickly. Bronze Axes are not effective.

Anything made of Copper works, even Copper Nails. - Cameron

Copper nails are consumed on attack... you don't get them back like you would an arrow Jeffh 10:20, 31 August 2007 (BST)
Drops Wood and Ancient Wood (as well as normal stuff). Seems to drop between 0 and 15 pieces of Ancient Wood, in 5 piece increments. Srboneidle2 10:13, 30 June 2006 (BST)
Anyone notice that these guys just up and disappeard? They don't appear on my Tarrot Deck and I can't find any anywhere. -Thunderdale
Several people have. Originally your Tarot Deck would've failed to locate one, but now they simply don't get listed. You'll have to wander around for a bit and hope one respawns. Random4518 12:38, 11 October 2006 (BST)
My tarot deck seems to work just fine with them right now, and I mostly didn't have to walk more than 5 squares from one treeman to the next. Last time I went hunting treemen was before six months or so, they were normally listed on the deck but the closest one was like 100 squares away -- it actually looked just like the regular unbalancing that happens when people hunt only one type of monster. Anyway the forest seems to have much less monsters now and the treeman population seems to be as it should. -- Maybe this thread's purpose was to scare wannabe treeman hunters away and now I've gone and messed it up, but well, I got all the ancient wood I'll need, so who cares? :p --Deva 21:35, 10 December 2006 (GMT)
  • number man Brute Squad (40 HP each) 5 damage each. Turns into Brute when down to the last one.
  • Ninja (200) 10 base damage + 10 damage for disarming you
Don't attack them in a moment of stupidity while holding a pet, you WILL lose it. --Prthivi 06:59, 22 August 2008 (BST)
Dodges most projectiles including golden guns.
Custom weapons are considered projectiles! So yes, your ICBM (100 damage, +50% to hit, 1000 lifespan) will probably be disarmed. PotatoEngineer 21:18, 20 October 2007 (BST)
Stolen weapons are lost PERMANENTLY.
The purpose of attacking these is to get a catana, sometimes needed for the dojo quest. Syagrius 19:20, 28 March 2006 (BST)
Martial arts are the best weapons against Ninjas. You can align them with wands, however, they can disarm and steal your wands.
  • Do note (as mentioned above) that the disarm costs you 10HP, with the attack a further cost on top of that. harvestbird 23:19, 14 June 2006 (BST) (killed thanks to being disarmed of a dibs wand).
Wearing a pirate hat while attacking a ninja will triple your damage before alignment.
They do not always have catanas. --Plopfill 15:00, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Badger (ca 209-399) Carries mushrooms. Damage varies, possibly around 13-20.
I just got hit four times by a fire-aligned badger for 24 HP, ouch. Emelie 19:40, 8 June 2006 (BST)
Damage seems more like 5. Corellis 14:10, 16 April 2007 (GMT)
I'm currently looking at a water-aligned "Confused Badger" with 311 health. My health is low, and I'm fire-aligned, so I didn't attack it. Azuaron 02:15, 6 July 2007 (BST)
Hit with a Portion of Mashed Potato to make a Bodger (damage 19 - 27?). Bodgers drop Mashers, Sheets of MDF, Screwdrivers, and Iron Nails.
The damage dealt by a specific badger seems to stay the same throughout its life. --Naimoigiant 00:12, 8 April 2008 (BST)
  • Jabberwock- (320 HP) The Jaws that Bite = 10 damage, the Claws that Catch = 5 damage. Will use one or the other or both. When you damage it, you "slice it up a bit". Drops 0-6 Pieces of Leather.
Do swords that go "snicker-snack" accomplish anything unusual? PotatoEngineer 06:31, 28 July 2006 (BST)
Don't have one so I don't know... Someone will have to give it a try...
You attack the Jabberwock.
Your Vorpal Blade goes Snicker Snack.
You slay the Jabberwock.
You gain 6 Pieces of Leather.

The only unusual thing was that it did this on the first try. I could have gotten lucky, or it could snicker-snack more often against Jabberwocks...I'll see if I can find another. --Dragon 07:16, 29 July 2006 (BST)

The next one took three tries to snicker-snack. I'm guessing it doesn't do anything special. --Dragon 08:07, 29 July 2006 (BST)
I think you get more leather if you kill them in one blow. After 4 attacks I got this message
  You are making rather a mess of this Jabberwock.
  You cause 40 points of damage, and receive 0 experience.
  You slay the Jabberwock.
  You gain a Piece of Leather.
It seems that pet blows count as attempts for the purposes of leather gain.
Also found in Oz (while standing at 23W 18N): PotatoEngineer 01:58, 6 October 2006 (BST)
You spread the cards...
The cards indicate that the nearest one is about 237 squares away to the South South East.

Jabberwock damage is dealt differently than normal damage, with two odd effects. First, you will get no experience for attacking this creature. Second, damage is not reduced by wearing an Iron Bling. (Possibly armor as well, needs to be tested.)-Scrumbucket 04:40, 30 August 2007 (BST)

Cloud Monsters

  • Loucee (200) Is found in the Clouds. 5 damage. Gives Diamonds. Obviously the Loucee's parents couldn't spell very well.
  • Pig (300)2 attacks, 10 DMG. Is found in the Clouds, so apparently they can fly, now. (Of course they can, if they're pigs on the wing!) Flying pigs give flying bacon....
Gain 100hp with each acorn. Damage done goes up by 2 for each acorn fed too. --smudgepuss 23:38, 7 January 2007 (GMT)
  • Pig (200) Common-or-garden variety, found in the Thieves' Forest and Kansas. One attack at 3 DMG. They don't seem to drop any stuff. At all. Think worldforge.
Feed acorns to a pig and it will grow fatter, gaining 50HP and an extra damage point - then kill it for (no. of acorns fed minus two) slices of bacon.
Takes more than 1 acorn to get bacon --Gaccm 04:14, 16 February 2006 (GMT)
2 Acorns will give one slice of bacon. Every 2 Acorns after the initial 2 will yield 2 more slices. (ie: 10 Acorns= 8 Slices of Bacon) --Kressida - 07:19, 27 December 2008 (GMT)

Desert Monsters

  • Desert Fox (100) 5 Damage
Just fought one of these, but it only had 36 HP and only did 2 damage (killed a normal one 10 mins ago though so they haven't all changed) -- 17:57, 8 August 2006 (BST)
yeah I think they have variable hit points and damage, the (100) and the 5 must be the maximum --Solune 18:16, 8 August 2006 (BST)
Yes after extensive fox hunts, I have determined that the Fox has a multiple of 20 hit points (up to 100 or 5x20), and does the multiple of damage (between 1 and 5). So, the HP/Damage ratios are 20/1, 40/2, 60/3, 80/4 and 100/5 -- Melchitt
  • Mimic Several sizes - hard to tell apart, as they all appear with your own name. Damage equal to the weapon you carry [except the Large Mimic which does 1.5 the damage] (including multiple attacks such as bows!)
    • Small Mimic (50)
    • Mimic (150)
    • Large Mimic (500)
      • If you attack it with an alignment wand, it will change the Mimic's alignment but not yours
      • attacking one with a wand of the weaker alignment and fighting it with a sword of your alignment is a good way to strike with more HP than it can. harvestbird 02:10, 30 April 2006 (BST)
      • Vorpal blades do not seem to go snicker-snack. Snare 17:14, 22 March 2007 (GMT)
      • If you attack with a no-damage weapon and your pet(s) attack and hit it the mimic will still do 0 damage. Also the message will say (eg) 'Bubbles misses the large mimic' so you can tell what size you have got without getting damaged if you have pets with AP.
      • Easiest way to get around mimics is to align them to your alignment with the appropriate wand. Obvious? Maybe. Useful? Very. Jeffh 07:01, 3 May 2007 (BST)
      • If you are a werewolf, the Mimic only does 1 point of damage! Rhapsodie 09:11, 11 March 2008 (GMT)
<Kaos_Dragon> Apparently mimics don't copy weapon training.
<Glamdring> Thank goodness. Might wanna mark that on the wiki entry.
<Kaos_Dragon> Blargh, don't feel like it.
  • Tar Baby (50) 4 Damage, eats your weapon.
  • Living Tar (100) 10 Damage, eats your weapon. Feathers do no harm ;)
    • Gains 5 HP each time it eats a weapon
    • Eats wands too - my poor midas wand... :( Syagrius 20:57, 11 Jan 2006 (GMT)
    • Probably best fought using Martial Arts. If all you have is a Fist, go at it. You'll not regret the units of tar you recieve, however few. macksting
    • If you attack it with a weapons that breaks, it will try to eat another one of the same type
    • Doesn't eat Sticky weapons
      • The Living Tar just happily digested my Spirit Sword. I'm significantly less happy. Balme 10:49, 25 July 2007 (BST)
        • Spirit Swords are unbreakable, but not sticky.--Hamelin 18:55, 1 August 2007 (BST)
    • You actually get the arrows back when it dies, and if the bow kills it you don't lose that either. Cerril 19:05, 29 July 2006 (BST)
    • You do get Spikey Ninja Throwing stars back, but it will eat another one if it doesn't die from the attack. ford_prefect 23:33, 12 May 2008 (BST)
    • ♪♫♩ Got myself a crying, walking, sleeping, talking living tar! ♪♫♩
  • Large Living Tar (250) 10 Damage. Eats weapons, gaining 10 HP each time.
  • Small Sand Worm (300) 10 Damage. Might not drop spice.
A Small Sand Worm just dropped a Gram of Spice for me. Ravensdance 06:45, 14 July 2006 (BST)
    • Seem to only spawn on neutral tiles in the desert. TDSupreme 02:45, 7 Jan 2010 (PST)
  • Sand Worm (500) 20 Damage, occasionally drops a Gram of Spice =] (I used a grenade on a fire aligned one (Im a water duke, it should have done 200 damage but only did 10? Weird - Zombie11:25, 05 May 2006 (BST)
    • Sand worms seem to spawn on "safe" tiles almost all the time. Only ever seen one on a "Danger" tile.

TDSupreme 02:44 , 7 Jan 2010 (PST)

  • Dust Devil or Twister (??) 0 Damage. Found in the Great Desert. Attacking it causes you to be relocated somewhere nearby, inflicts "Everything's spinning!" (also known as "You are dizzy."), and if you have Milk in your inventory, it will (all) be churned to Butter. Also, it does not make Cocoa Pods into Cocoa Powder. Note: If you have Milk in a bag it will NOT be churned into Butter.
Aligning it does not let you past, and it will still spin you. Azuaron 17:33, 29 October 2007 (GMT)
I just encountered one of these in the interior - dunno if it just got lost or what --Bel3338 23:46, 16 February 2008 (GMT)
Yeah, I just did, too. Mine's underground. Azuaron 02:21, 11 April 2008 (BST)
Why wouldn't I find one of these in Kansas? Sigh, I need butter.... Brandy 21:54, 3 February 2008 (BST)

Paper, Scissors, Stone

In spite of what most players think, you can definitely get experience from killing the PSS monsters through their respective achilles' heels. I've just test it out the on the paper golem amd small rock troll, and I definitely got experience from killing them. -- Corellis, 07:00, 7 June 2007

  • Paper
    • Small Paper Mache Golem (40) 2 damage (Creature List: Small Paper Golem) (they let you pass after you've hit 20k XP)
    • Origami Ogre (150) 10 damage. Scissors cut paper.
  • Scissor
    • Small Scissor Beast (40) 2 damage. (they let you pass after you've hit 20k XP)
    • Scissor Beast (200) 6 damage. Rock breaks scissors (though the Stone Fist won't, sadly).
  • Rock
    • Young Rock Troll (40) 3 damage.
I just hit one for 40 damage, and it's still alive. And a werewolf now. Harz 18:18, 21 November 2007 (GMT)

(in the Creature List this can be ticked as Small Rock Troll). Oh, and he fights real mean:

      • The Young Rock Troll says 'Big Brother is better than Doctor Who'
      • The Young Rock Troll says 'First post!'
      • The Young Rock Troll says 'I like Terry Wogan!'
      • The Young Rock Troll says 'Harry Potter is better than Tolkien!'
      • The Young Rock Troll says 'Gamers Suck!'
      • The Young Rock Troll says 'Internet Explorer is the most secure browser!'
      • The Young Rock Troll says 'BSD is dying!'
      • The Young Rock Troll says 'Microsoft Rocks!'
      • The Young Rock Troll says 'Jar Jar Rocks!'
In the gauntlet I met a young rock troll who had 50 HP --Solune 22:19, 27 July 2006 (BST)
    • Rock Troll (250) 10 damage Rock. smashes scissors.
    • Hit it with a Flint to sharpen it into Sharp Flint.
      • The Rock Troll says 'Craig David is much more cool than Trent Reznor'
      • The Rock Troll says 'Microsoft Rocks!'
      • The Rock Troll says 'Big Brother is better than Doctor Who'

Space Monsters

  • Space Ghost (150) (Invisible Monster) 2 damage. Drops 8 Cans of Lager and a Bottle of Vodka. Can be seen at midnight (like other ghosts).
Where's Brak, Zorak, and Moltar?
These can be killed with ghost hunter gear. Daveman 21:22, 8 February 2008 (GMT)
  • Space Monster (200) 10 damage.
  • Really Large Asteroid (200) No attacks
  • Large Asteroid (100) No attacks
  • Quite Small Asteroid (50) No attacks
  • asteroid (25) No attacks
Asteroids break into pieces and fill the free squares nearby with the next smaller version when defeated. The Really large Asteroids contains a power crystal which is carried over to the pieces. the smallest kind (asteroids) drop bits of metal and maybe other items.
Elementally aligned asteroids (of the larger varieties) split into similarly-aligned asteroids
  • Space Invader (500) 10 damage. No name, but you'll recognize it. They drop from quite a high level table, which include good stuff like alignment swords, alignment bows and emerald athames. Sometimes they even drop power crystals. Although it's also known to not drop anything sometimes as well.
As far as I can tell, the Earth space invader does not have extra HP. None of the space invaders seem to have the qualities inherent to their alignment (fire does not have extra attack, air does not have multiple attacks). However, I think that since Space is not tarotable and the monsters are rather hard to tell apart, that if you align a space invader, please kill it, or do not leave it aligned. It makes it harder to find the space invaders you actually need for things like the military quest. Just an idea at least. -- X-Himy 13:06, 16 May 2007 (BST)

Neutral Space

  • Platform (500) 10 Damage. Always drops Perls.
  • Carbon (500) 10 Damage. Always drops 50 Carbon.

The Moon

  • Moon Beast (500) 20 damage, found on The Moon, also attacks with "Argh, some kind of freeze ray!", which decrease Temperature, or "The tongue! Horror!" which causes "Everything's spinning!"
  • Clanger (12) Apparently cannot be attacked, even while wielding a Wand of Anger or Cruel Blade (or even a Bucket)

Ice Monsters

Because ice is strong against every other alignment, they do double damage against players of other alignments while still ice.

  • Cold (1). Does 0 damage. When killed, says
You catch a Cold

Cold is then listed in the inventory with meta items like Soul, Kudos, etc.

Looks like can be killed only once. (Can not be angered since i killed one)--Lastaiaiai 10:16, 29 October 2007 (GMT)
Note that when you have a Cold, you can kill a Tripod in one hit (which makes you lose the Cold). PotatoEngineer 07:01, 12 April 2008 (BST)
aha.. war of the worlds, took me a sec there AmishRobots 02:35, 28 April 2009 (BST)
  • Glacier Fox (60-180) 3-9 damage. Does damage proportional to its original HP, where damage = original HP/20. For example, if the original HP is 60, it does 3 damage.
  • Lemmings (14-15 each) 3 damage each. Is found in groups
  • Ice Camel (150) 4 damage.
  • SMALL ICE DEMON (450) Breathes cold.
  • ICE DEMON (1000) Causes frostbite. Sufficient warm clothing makes you invulnerable. Drops nothing. Why should we attack this again?
Because it's THERE! Where's your sense of adventure? :) Jatt 05:05, 30 March 2006 (BST)
I think it dropped about 8000-odd gold when I killed one. Nuru nuru 12:27, 24 April (JST)
  • Small Ice Dragon (300) 5 damage
  • Ice Dragon (500) 1 attack, 10 damage
  • Big Ice Dragon (5000) ? attacks, 40 damage
  • Ice Warrior (254-448?) 8-19(?) damage but always the same for a given monster. Occasionally drops a Coloured Scarf (to help keep you warm). HP varies greatly. Drops little else.
  • King Penguin (70) 4 damage.
  • Mink (15) 4 damage
  • Moose (300) 2 damage
Just killed one of these... no real exciting drops though. I'll most probably attack it with a pair of scissors to see if I can trim its fur. :)
you can't, in case anyone is wondering --Supergumby 15:51, 23 April 2008 (BST)
I just got delt 50 damage by a normal Moose (right after aligning it to fire). Ow. --Naimoigiant 17:44, 15 May 2008 (BST)
I just got killed by one when it hit me for 100. Are these really Møøse in disguise? --Dithat 04:37, 17 November 2008 (GMT)
  • Møøse (300) 50 damage - møøse bites can be pretty nasty. Note, it is 50 damage base, then doubled for being ice aligned. Møøse do 100 damage.
One of these bit my sister once...
  • Polar Bear (31-49) 1-7 damage
  • Frozen Undine (800) 5 damage. Starts out as a Arctic Undine (see water monsters), which can turn into a Frozen Undine if you attack it.
The arctic undine panics and freezes into a blinding white ice undine. You are dazzled.
This transformation hurts your eyes so that afterward, if you have no shades or snow goggles on, you are unable to see anything because it's too bright. Wearing Onyx Bling does not help. After 20 AP your vision returns to normal (your eyes stop hurting).
If you kill the Frozen Undine it appears on the monster-bashing league table as if you'd killed a regular Arctic Undine.
The arctic undine normally starts with 400 HP, and its current hit points are doubled when it freezes.
  • Tauntaun (250) 8 damage. Is instantly killed by a Light Sabre (naturally), or even a Dimmed Light Sabre (not so naturally). Upon killing one, the square you are standing on becomes a Tauntaun Corpse.
  • Woolly Mammoth (1260-1950) 4 damage. Doesn't hit very often, only spawns on "Tundra Roads", drops balls of wool.
  • Yeti (350) 4 damage. Preposterously low chance to hit you?
Yet he seems perfectly capable of hitting me; perhaps your RNG is just a lot friendlier than mine? --AmishRobots 23:06, 28 January 2007 (GMT)

Sniffleheim Monsters

  • Frost Giant (13000 - 18000?) 15-29(?) damage. Drops assorted ice equipment: stones, catanas, swords and talismans. Some have gotten loose and have been seen roaming outside of Sniffleheim.
  • Zu Warrior (2000) 50 damage. Comes in the four alignments. Can disarm for 20 damage. Can also dodge attacks. Drops an aligned catana of their original alignment. Phw
Actuallly, they start out neutral and only appear to be aligned. -Scrumbucket 18:25, 8 January 2009 (GMT)

Lost World

  • Acceleraptor (100) 3 attacks, 5 damage. Come in 'packs'; the last one sometimes drops a Barrel and/or a Power Crystal.
  • CSaur (1000) 1 attack, 10 damage
  • C++Saur (1001) 2 attacks, 11 damage
Attacking CSaurs and C++Saurs with an uninitialized pointer will cause a core dump, dealing 100 and 75 damage respectively. This feature is currently borken. Attacking with a Goat Ooh yields no special results.
  • Coldsaur (500) 5 damage. You feel a breath of cold run over you.
  • Displaciraptor (45) 1-2 attacks, 3 damage. Come in 'packs'; the last one sometimes drops a Jubilee Clip and/or 1-4 Pipe Cleaners.
  • Jigsaur (880) 5 damage. Breaks into Jigsaur Pieces when killed.
  • Jigsaur Piece (25) 2 damage. Takes a while to appear after the Jigsaur is killed.
Takes a bloody long while, from experience. At least several hours.
  • Hacksaur (2900) 4-20 damage.
  • Pterryanodon (250) 5 attacks, 4 damage
  • Runningsaur (350) 15 damage. Similarly to a cat, runs away if attacked for 25?+ damage.
28 damage does not make it run, but 32 does.
  • Velociraptor (70) 3 attacks, 3 damage. Come in 'packs'; the last one sometimes drops a Magazine and/or a Distraction Grating.
  • Whatthebutlersaur (4000) 10 damage. You (& your pets) deal double damage if you are kinky.

Sewer Monsters

  • Adolescent Tortoise (250 HP, various attacks/damage)
Must be fed a pizza slice before they become vulnerable (for a short time) to your puny weapons (roughly one minute?)
My Vorpal Blade went snicker-snack on Air without feeding first, though it was (luckily) on the first blow. parking_god 23:34, 30 July 2008 (BST)
Can disarm you for an extra 10 damage (even when eating) Note: you do NOT get your weapon back when you kill it (my poor Daemonic Great Sword!)
It's possible that not all Adolescent Tortoises are created equal in this regard. I've only experienced disarms from the sai wielding Earth/Raphael flavored ATs. That would seem to be in keeping with the sai's nature as a defensive and/or disarming weapon. Scary Mike, 21:08, July 17 2008 GMT
Can see through the power of The One Bling but will succumb to soothing music from musical training.
Didn't impress either Fire or Air (and I rock with a Fiddle) parking_god 23:34, 30 July 2008 (BST)
You need to be able to soothe monsters with your instrument. If you missed the open mic night you can do the quest Devil Went Down to Cities instead. Rhapsodie 23:42, 30 July 2008 (BST)
Drop ninja weapons for your martial arts training
  • Fire (Michelangelo)
10 damage, 4 attacks - Nun Chucks
  • Earth (Raphael)
10 damage, 2 attacks - 2 Sai
  • Air (Leonardo)
40 damage, 1 attack - Catana (sort of)
  • Water (Donatello)
20 damage, 2 attacks - Bo Staff
  • Alligator (150) 10 damage
  • Dianoga (400) Does no damage. Instead of attacking "pulls you under", moving you and it a short distance (from 1 to 10(!) squares). Often gives you one or more of a variety of illnesses as well. See the Consumables page for treatment suggestions.
  • Sewer Rat (30 HP, 5 damage) Sometimes poisons you, or gives you one of a variety of illnesses. See the Consumables page for treatment suggestions.

The Mines

If you are trying to hunt mine monsters (and can't find any by just wandering around), your best bet is to mine with an eye to clearing a large number of paths. (Rather than, say, mining to clear a large number of tiles.)

Hista (20,000, 25 damage) Makes you sneeze.

Using an Anti-Hista insta-kills it.

Rocky Horror (15000, 12 damage) It is uninjured if you have a Kinky Fashion score of 0. Will also not be affected by the Head of the Gorgan unless you have a Kinky Fashion score above 0. Can be snicker-snacked if you have a Kinky Fashion score above 0. Drops a Time Warp and a Pair of Fishnets.

Damage to a RockyHorror = Kinky Fashion score * normal weapon damage (including alignment bonuses) MrFoo 13:40, 18 January 2007 (GMT)
NOTE: This also applies to your PETS! Phw 13:13, 9 May 2007 (BST)
It can also disarm you- so have plenty of weapons handy- gives them back though. Kressida 03:19, 20 August 2007 (BST)
The Rocky Horror grabs your whip and gets it off you.
That's a property of whips, not of Rocky Horrors. --Dragon 04:42, 20 August 2007 (BST)

Big Bats At least four varieties, all of which count as the same monster on the kill tables:

Big Bat (200, 5 damage) Drops 1 Dose of Antidote
Big Bat (800, 10 damage) Drops 2 Doses of Antidote
Bloody Big Bat (3200, 20 damage) Drops 4 Doses of Antidote
Bloody Big Bat (12800, 40 damage) Drops 8 Doses of Antidote

Oz Monsters

  • number Asbos (300 each) number+1 attacks at 10 damage each. Steals money (1000-2000 at a time), which you get back if you kill the monster. Asbos only carry several hundred gold; if you see it drop 10,000 or so gold, that's mostly your money.
  • Coca-Koala (400) 7 damage.
  • Duck-Billed (monster) Has 5*HP and deals 3*damage of regular monster. Counts as a regular monster in the kills table. Drops are that of a regular monster, but doubled (i.e. you get two of everything). Seems to always be hostile.
My personal favorite is "Duck-Billed Duck" and I had to laugh when I saw a "Duck-Billed Wisp." I also saw non-duck billed varieties of Ghost and Earth Worm, but they were also hostile. Droll 17:40, 28 August 2006 (BST)
Earth worms are duck-billed but too proud to show it--Solune 17:54, 28 August 2006 (BST)
Supposedly drops spells, but I've yet to see it...JohnnyRogers 09:07, 8 September 2006 (BST)
  • Dimensional Shambler (23) If found on the normal plane of existence, does no damage but grabs you and takes you to the Astral Plane. On the Astral Plane, it deals 50 damage. Takes 1/30 of normal damage (on any plane), rounded down (so many weapons will deal 0 damage). It is unknown at this point if there are any weapons that bypass this 1/30 penalty (like dice for Gygaxes and copper for Treemen).
I just hit one with the Head of the Gorgan, it turned to stone but still attacked and did not die. EEk! -Jon 16:07, 12 December 2006 (GMT)
To my understanding, that would mean a one-hit kill would require the equivalent of 690 damage. Golden gun enthusiasts and enterprising shamans, bear this in mind. S. Mackie 21:09, 11 July 2007 (BST)
Furious Bows would also work nicely. You don't need to kill it in one hit, you only need to kill it before it attacks you. Of course, confusing the monster via a Silver Puzzle Box or Flash Gun, just long enough to align it, lets you sneak in with Phasers and Angry Bows, too. Or you can just align it and hope it misses. +) PotatoEngineer 03:26, 12 July 2007 (BST)
  • Finger Mouse (700) 12 damage.
  • Feral Cat (5000) 3 attacks x variable (20 and 24 so far) damage each. Bastard. Syagrius 16:59, 25 August 2006 (BST)
There is a way of making these less dangerous. Darksatanic 20:20, 4 September 2006 (BST)
Anyone try hitting one with a Pint of Milk (a la feeding an Adolescent Tortise)? -- Thog 22:33, 4 September 2006 (BST)
Or maybe throw a Ball of Wool at it? Random4518 02:30, 5 September 2006 (BST)
Reasonable ideas, but neither works. Maybe it's related to the finger mouse? Billz8 04:06, 14 September 2006 (BST)

Feed a Feral Cat a Crispy Shredded Duck Bit to turn it into a Satisfied Cat (which hits you less times). Feed it even more Crispy Shredded Duck and you get....A Duck-Filled-Fatty-Puss (Which only does 10 damage a turn and misses a heck of a lot).Caroline 20:10, 9 October 2006 (BST)

  • Giant Clam (1000) 0 damage. Drops a Perl or Pearl if you first feed (attack with) a Unit of Sand before killing. Given the AP cost of sea travel, stock up on sand at a beach before setting off. Otherwise, drops nothing? Found on the coral reef.
  • Golfer (500) 10 damage. Drops a few (random?) golf clubs. Found on the golf course.
  • Grue (1200) 10 damage. Found in caves. Comes in various alignments. Can be realigned to your own alignment, but will immediately revert if you try to align it to a different alignment (say, your weak alignment).
So, has anyone attacked one with a glowing item? Random4518 00:18, 21 August 2006 (BST)
Yes. Doesn't do any more damage than normal. -- Thog 01:14, 28 August 2006 (BST)
Vorpal Blades don't seem to work. Azuaron 20:31, 18 May 2007 (BST)
Vorpal blades do in fact work on grues. --Naimoigiant 22:16, 16 June 2009 (BST)
  • Jason (2000) No damage, but makes you drunk pretty quickly (-20% to-hit each time you attack). Drops a full set of golf clubs and Whisky. Found on the golf course.
Does having your alcohol tolerance increased due to doing the pub crawl affect how drunk Jason makes you? Corellis 14:09 31 March 2007, (+0800 GMT)
If it does matter, then the non-pub-crawl penalty must be 40%. 20% is with the Crawl. Using a multishot weapon helps, though, because you sober a little with each shot. PotatoEngineer 22:34, 31 March 2007 (BST)
Jason are the only monster known to drop tanks
In other words, you're getting tanked. That's terrible.
It turns out to be the same without having that. --Plopfill 17:09, 3 October 2014 (BST)
  • Khadi (500) 1 damage. Drops Tees and/or golf clubs. Found on the golf course.
  • Killer Koala (500) 20 damage. Has great spell drops
  • Koala (300) 7 damage.
May be a bug but, stone fist in the hands of an earth player is currently doing 40, 260, 300 dam per attack....
Martial arts are currently known to do more damage than they're listed as doing. Random4518 07:34, 28 September 2006 (BST)
That bug was fixed several months ago, returning martial arts and aligned bows to their proper damage levels. Greycat 01:32, 29 May 2007 (BST)
  • Morrissey (100) No damage, but attack drains 10AP. Found on Bleak Isle.
  • Mother (2000) 15 damage. Killing it gives you Issues.
  • Mötley Grüe (3500) 20 damage Found in caves. Drops Umlauts (unreliably). Changes alignment before (!) it attacks.
I'm a fire player, and aligning one to Earth means it "Changes back" to water. Aligning it with an Air wand seems to reliably cause it to "Change back" to Earth, so I can double-damage it. AndyLandy 07:56, 25 July 2007 (BST)
If you don't bother aligning it and just attack it normally, its alignments seem to cycle through Fire -> Water -> Earth -> Air every turn. --Naimoigiant 21:53, 28 May 2009 (BST)
  • Sister (10) 2 damage. Poke her with a Pointy Stick to get a Quarrel, using the stick up and doing no damage. One would think this would give you Issues, but instead it just provides a Quarrel.
When I attacked one with a Glowing Night Stick it dropped 7 Quarrels and an Issue. Interestingly enough, the one I found was up by the King's Road.
Saw another one by Air City, next to the K.O.T. Donation Point.
There are quite a few in the Arena at the moment.
It seems that a pokey stick merely has its normal effect. I have removed the note about it. --Plopfill 15:46, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Skippy (500) 3 damage.
  • So Solid Grue (2000) 15 damage. Found in caves. Multiple alignments. Changes alignment back when aligned.
Do you only have 21 seconds to kill them?
Comes in duck-billed versions as well.
Sharp sticks, pokey sticks, and BB guns do nothing special.
Drops a reasonable number of spells and general-Oz-drop miscellanea.
  • Witch (500) 50 damage.
Drops mana (3 on the one I killed). Incen 23:44, 9 July 2008 (BST)
I think it worth mentioning that they may turn you into a toad. At least, that's what the one I hit with a piece of wood did. Apparently she wasn't a Python Fan. In retrospect I should have attacked her with a bit of shredded duck, or something on fire... So uh, yeah... witch = toad? Anyone else have this experience? Scary Mike 20:21, 12 July 2008 (GMT)
A Shredded Duck Bit had no discernable effect. I was turned into a Toad and received a Curse on my first attack, which did not kill the witch. I got 2 mana on killing her, iirc. -- Sertularian 21:53, 12 July 2008 (BST)
Toaddom lasted about 15 AP for me. I got 10 mana upon killing her. -- Belkar 04:54, 13 July 2008 (BST)
I got 12 mana for killing a Duck-billed one. With a glass sword. No warts on me! --Greycat 14:32, 15 July 2008 (BST)
Does attacking with Ruby Slippers have any effect? Or a full Water Skin, or a Bottle of Sparkling Water? Random4518 06:38, 13 July 2008 (BST)
found one around 86E 88N. (so, nowhere near Oz) water skin seems to do nothing for her. pity. Should mention i found her near a Lion, but no wardrobe in sight. AmishRobots 21:27, 31 July 2008 (BST)
Found a couple in the Tunnel terrain in the northern part of the Sewer. 3 Mana from one, 5 Mana from the other. Toad-ness ensued in both cases, unfortunately. The second one only amphibianized me for 5 turns. The first one was longer, but I didn't count. --Greycat 14:12, 5 August 2008 (BST)
The duck-billed version has 2500 hit points and is goth aligned. Or at least, this one is! Rhapsodie 00:39, 16 August 2008 (BST)
I just had to throw in here somewhere. AmishRobots 23:40, 17 May 2010 (BST)

Attacking her with a pint of water seemed to have no effect...

Oz Interior

  • number Vorder Man (number) 15 damage. Vulnerable to golf clubs. (HP is divided by the golf club's number on impact if evenly divisible. At 1 HP, can be killed with a Putter.) Immune to all other forms of damage? Drops Consonants and Vowels.
    • Important note: Your golf clubs will instabreak when used on Vorder Men. Make sure you have a very large supply of them beforehand. Stevie-O 01:07, 28 October 2006 (BST)
I just saw 48384000 Vorder Man in the thick jungle. paplaukes
For the above example, if you go into the cities IRC you can type "!factor 48384000" and a bot in there will tell you what clubs you'll need to kill it with.
  • Head hunter (242) 0 damage. Drops rivets. (Special attacks? Messages include: The Head hunter -'Locks the target', -'Baits the line', -'Slowly spreads his net')
Special attack is something fierce. Weapons do 10% of normal damage. My water sword only did six damage to him while he was aligned to fire, likewise for my phaser. After he Locks the target, baits the line, and slowly spreads his net, and makes a successful attack, you find yourself trapped. Do these lyrics give a clue for dealing with the Head Hunter?.
You attack the Head Hunter.
You cause 4 points of damage, and receive 0 experience.
The Head Hunter catches you.
I am now in a stewpot, and it will cost me 50 AP to escape. regular bows and arrows do no damage.
When you get out of the stewpot, you're in a village in a clearing at 41E 270S, with a cooking area and some huts, none of which do anything.--smudgepuss 11:07, 22 January 2007 (GMT)
The Stewpot is located just north of the Frozen North, and breaking a talisman while captured will teleport you to the 'Kingdom.
There is no known way to circumvent their attack or defensive bonus.
Head Hunters remember where they were at with their routine for individual characters. If you leave a Head Hunter with its net spread and someone else attacks it, the head hunter will start from 'lock the target'. If you then attack it again, it will skip back to trying to attack you with the net to put you in its pot.
  • Morpheus (10000) 25 damage. Also seen in The Mines. Drops Red and Blue pills. Also reportedly a 6.5% chance of dropping a Copy of "You Spin Me Right Round," making it the best source for that CD by far.
Morpheus uses kung-fu!
  • Rubber Tree (100-1800) 1 damage. (Most?) Weapons do only 1/10th normal damage. Dropped 18 Pieces of Rubber. You also gain a Piece of Rubber on each successful attack. Not sure if this affects the total amount of Rubber received a la Jabberwocks.
I'm only getting rubber on attacks that do at least 4 or 5 damage -- i.e., not with fists or a dull knife. Also, aligned swords and knives aren't doing 10% damage, and neither are (unaligned) knives and sharp swords. But dull knives do 10%. -Greycat 15:07, 23 January 2009 (GMT)
4 damage is enough for a piece of rubber. Big Machete deals about 240% damage. Copper Axe deals 200%, but does not give a piece of rubber, nor does a Dark Knife. Regular Machete has no special effect. Incen 13:45, 28 March 2009 (GMT)
Bronze ax does 500% damage! Onyx sword works at 100%. No rubber per hit, but got 3 pieces after "killing" one. -Brandy 2:58 26 June 20009 (GMT)
From my observations and the ones above, I think that the weapons that do not have their damages reduced are the ones that can be used to cut thick jungle; it also appears that if something deals increased damage, the factor by which the damage is multiplied times the number of action points taken when using the same thing to cut is 10, but this is more uncertain because I am basing it only on the three examples above. --Plopfill 17:09, 3 October 2014 (BST)

Mountain Trail

  • Tripod (12000) 30 damage. Doing 4000 damage to it (taking out one of its legs?) makes it a Disabled Tripod, which only deals 1 damage.
Can see through The One Bling. Phw 03:35, 6 June 2007 (BST)

Zodiac Monsters

They thrive in Dreamtime terrains, as well as on the Astral Plane.

  • Aquarian (2000) 10 damage, 2 attacks
  • Arian (1000) 30 damage
  • Cancerian (1000) 15 damage, Poisons
  • Capricornian (2000) 20 damage
  • Geminian (1000) 10 damage, 3 attacks
  • Leonian (2000) 15 damage
  • Libran (1000) 2 attacks, 20 damage
  • Piscean (1000) 2 x 10 Damage, Poisons.
  • Sagittarian (1000) 2 x 20 damage
  • Scorpio (2000) 10 damage, Poisons
  • Taurean (4000) 10 damage
  • Virgoan (2000) 2 attacks, 10 damage.
Note: Only the water-aligned zodiac monsters poison.

Astral Monsters

Found on the Astral Plane. They apparently do not show up in the Tarot Deck.

I just had a "monster" with 777 hp turn into an Aralim. AmishRobots 07:46, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Ocean Monsters

  • number Gulls (10HP each? Seen 28 with 274HP total, 2 damage each).
  • Kraken (50,000 , 15 damage, 1 attack)
  • Pirates (50000*n cannons) 15 damage per cannon. All Pirates start with n = 5. Drops Pirate Hat and Treasure Chest!
  • Sea Lion (15000 HP, 30 damage, 1 attack) Drops flippers and whiskers.
Did 36 and 43 damage to me --smudgepuss 20:23, 7 May 2007 (BST)
Were you using a Midas Wand? Each time a monster survives a hit from a Midas Wand, its damage increases by 20% (cumulative). --Dragon 02:02, 8 May 2007 (BST)
  • Shark (30000 HP) (15 Damage, 1 attack)
Did 21 damage to me --smudgepuss 20:23, 7 May 2007 (BST)
See my comment on "Sea Lion" above. Two hits with a Midas Wand, and it missed you the first time? --Dragon 02:02, 8 May 2007 (BST)
Considering Hop <direction> is a level one spell, and Skip <direction> is a level two spell, will a level three spellcaster be able to Jump the shark?
  • number Skull Gulls (1000HP each) 5 damage each
  • Water Spout (???) Twisters appear as "Water Spouts" in the ocean and on other water terrain, but otherwise they're exactly the same.
  • (colour) Whale (40,000) 10 damage. Drops Blubber and Oil. Takes up an entire regular square! Colours seen so far: White, Blue, Green, Pale, Spooky, Shale.
    • Use Harpoons for 1000 damage (ignoring damage multiplier, but not alignment).
    • This is a unique monster, but it often fails to respawn after being killed.
  • Plankton (0-99?) Found in The Crill Sea. Can't be hit with normal weapons it seems. Immune to the first Open Mic night, and able to see through invisibility. Only found south of Oz (beyond 300S) MrFoo 15:42, 12 July 2007 (BST)
Firecrackers will get them out of the way. Phw 00:34, 14 July 2007 (BST)
Also cannot be flown over. Phw 00:36, 14 July 2007 (BST)
Discovered a Plankton with 0! HP. Phw 00:48, 14 July 2007 (BST)
However, Vorpal blades seem to do the trick! More investigation is required. I note that some people have killed them successfullly.Phw 05:14, 14 July 2007 (BST)
Too bad you can't get the baleens out of those whales, you could filter the plankton out of the water or something.--Hamelin 05:31, 14 July 2007 (BST)
I think vorpal blades might have been nerfed now for plankton. I just tried attacking a plankton about 60 times with a vorpal blade and it didn't once go snicker-snack. Of course it might have been bad luck; but it seems unlikely to me. Poking the 0HP ones with a pointy stick still works fine though. Nuru nuru 13:04, 15 July (JST)
0HP Plankton appear to die when attacked with any weapon. -Scrumbucket 13:43, 9 August 2008 (BST)
They can be aligned but stay angry so it doesn't help. RockHawk 00:15, 25 August 2008 (BST)
A bucket doesn't help either. Syagrius 04:49, 25 August 2008 (BST)

Universe of Shrimp

  • Shrimp (10) 10 Damage, found in the Alternate Ocean. Drops CDs beginning with the letters A-D.
    • This is hilarious...anyone else get the reference? Maybe there should be bunnies here, too... Azuaron 15:36, 27 January 2007 (GMT)
      Err, explain please... --Bubba_the_Shy 15:14, 11 March 2007 (GMT)
      • The Buffyverse explanation of interdimensional travel and alternate realities involves a potential universe composed entirely of shrimp.

Rainbow Guards

  • Rainbow Guard Found in the Undercroft of the Ancient Castle. Killing them is a prerequisite to becoming a Smith, among other things. Come in a variety of interesting colors:
    • Infra-Red Guard (5) 1 dmg, Drops chilli peppers. Fire aligned.
    It is not necessary to kill these for the Armorer Quest, and as far as I can tell, will not affect your progress. This means that you can kill these at whatever point you are, and will not have to start over. Further testing might be useful. -- X-Himy 20:21, 7 February 2007 (GMT)
    • Red Guard (10) 2 dmg Fire aligned
    • Orange Guard (20) 3 dmg, Drops oranges. Air aligned
    • Yellow Guard (40) 5 dmg, Drops lemons. Air aligned
    • Green Guard (80) 8 dmg, Drops limes. Earth aligned
    • Blue Guard (150) 13 dmg Water aligned
    • Indigo Guard (300) 21 damage. Water aligned
    • Violet Guard (500) 34 damage. Fire Ice aligned
    • Ultra Violent Guard (1000) 55 damage. Invisible. Drops shades and a vial of suncream.
Are they always invisible, or you start seeing them after killing the Violet guard? Cause I cannot seem to find any ultra-violet guards, I've walked all around the place \: Agzu 22:02, 17 December 2006 (GMT)
They're always invisible. You'll need to find a spirit sword or a diamond bling to kill them--Solune 22:58, 17 December 2006 (GMT)
Wish I knew that before going there (: Thanks for the info, though! Agzu 00:50, 18 December 2006 (GMT)
Coloured guards can be magically aligned using wands, but they don't change colour to indicate this. GrumpyNick 07:19, 1 September 2006 (BST)
Will let you pass if you are wielding the correct piece of vegetable (and maybe some other stuff?) Rockefellow
Err... they will? Darksatanic 17:31, 23 September 2006 (BST)
No they won't. Don't know how I got that idea Rockefellow

For the crazy mathematicians out there, the rainbow guards damage is a Fibonacci sequence --Solune 12:09, 8 November 2006 (GMT)

No, it isn't. Fibonacci sequence means that f(n)=f(n-1)+f(n-2). So based on the numbers for infra-red and red, orange would have to be 15. Based on the actual numbers for red and orange, green would have to be 70 (for the corrected orange, green would be 25). And so forth. --BlaisedeC 23:11, 29 December 2006 (GMT)
BlaisedeC, you are looking at the Guards' health. The Guards' damage is in fact a Fibonacci sequence.--Bubba_the_Shy 23:57, 29 December 2006 (GMT)
The health approximately doubles each time (with two exceptions as a sop to neatness and the decimal system). The damage, as pointed out, is indeed Fibonacci (and hence goes up by approximately 62% each time). Darksatanic 00:20, 30 December 2006 (GMT)
Just for completeness the recurrence relation f(n)=f(n-1)+f(n-2) doesn't define the Fibonacci sequence, that also requires that f(0)=f(1)=1 (or f(1)=f(2)=1 if you fancy). Other initial conditions will give you other sequences, for instance f(0)=2, f(1)=1 gives you the Lucas numbers. I know: totally unimportant but I'm both a mathematician and a pedant! :-)Theendisnigh 22:25, 26 February 2007 (GMT)

I've just been hit for 10 by an indigo guard, not the 21 it's supposed to do. I did get XP based on it hitting for 21.

You attack the Indigo Guard.
The Indigo Guard is magically aligned with earth
The Indigo Guard causes 10 points of damage.

Unless I'm suddenly being dense, that's got nothing to do with me realigning it. --smudgepuss 17:14, 16 April 2007 (BST)

And now I'm getting hit for 17 by a violet guard, but getting XP for 34. And 27 for the ultra violent, with XP for 55. Am I special, dense or have the damages changed from the above? --smudgepuss 17:30, 16 April 2007 (BST)
Do you happen to wear armor ?--Solune 18:37, 16 April 2007 (BST)
Not at the moment, and besides, it lets you know when your armour takes a hit --smudgepuss 13:42, 21 April 2007 (BST)
Are you wearing anything or have anything in your invintory that has to do with changing colors? -King1216
Are you wearing an iron bling, by any chance? PotatoEngineer 03:16, 4 May 2007 (BST)

Other Monsters


  • Ancient (500) 5-9? damage. Comes in multiple alignments. Found on Moo Moo (Is)land. Drops an ice cream and a small amount of Ancient Wood. And yes, they are justified....


  • Balrog (9999999 - no that's not a typo) 20 damage.
Might be Earth alignment - I'm not sure if that's its natural alignment, or if someone set it that way. -- Thog 20:32, 12 June 2006 (BST)
There's one on the bridge past the Pool of the Mountain King in the North-West tunnels, I can't pass it by using a cloak of invisibility, nor by changing it to my alignment. Seems the way is blocked off to the rest of the catacombs. And yes, it does have nine million, nine hundred ninety nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety nine HP... Hmm, how'd Gandalf get rid of that thing?--Hamelin 02:00, 18 July 2006 (BST)
Gandalf was, if you hadn't already noticed, well 'ard.

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don't waste any weapon on it! it's a big wuss
I used a Gorgan Head to turn it into a "Sobbing Balrog". It's still alive, but it let me past. - Isambard 04:50, 27 July 2006 (BST)
Don't bother wasting your Gorgan Head. --Dragon 06:38, 27 July 2006 (BST)
I believe any weapon will turn it into a Sobbing Balrog. (At least a fire sword did).
Actually, I was hoping the Gorgan Head would kill it. It still "turned to stone" but didn't die. - Isambard 00:28, 31 July 2006 (BST)
Someone managed to hurt it a bit: it's down to 9999921. I thought its cowardice made it invulnerable? -Scrumbucket 18:15, 26 June 2007 (BST)
Actually, it's been like that for quite some time. - Thog 18:34, 26 June 2007 (BST)
  • Bat (20) 1-2 damage. Drops Antidote to poison one time in five. Or less....
As anyone gotten Antidote recently ? I must have killed more than 30 and never got anything--Solune 06:58, 5 October 2006 (BST)
I have. Srboneidle2 09:12, 5 October 2006 (BST)
  • Bear (18) 3 damage, 1 attack
My first Bear in the land just west of the Royal Palace was (16) 1 damage, 1 attack. Do the bears vary between different areas? Stelio 09:33, 3 October 2006 (BST)
They vary in some way...I just killed a 15 health, 2 damage Bear. Harz 01:41, 23 March 2007 (GMT)
I saw a monster that appeared as a "Fete Bear" when I was 1 square away from attack range. When I moved next to it, it appeared as a regular "Bear", even after a couple equipment changes. Bears might have a random text change, like "Hell Mouth" for "Darth Mall". --Greycat 16:43, 21 July 2007 (BST)
I saw the same thing, but it changed as I moved past it, and did not change back as I killed it... Azuaron 14:10, 18 September 2007 (BST)
  • number Bees (number)
Drop Beeswax and Honeycombs.
  • Big Downer (500) 10 Damage. The same as a Downer (see below) except it can down two items at once.
I had to go all the way to the downs on Cigar Island to find one. - HarryStuffy 14:26, 13 February 2008 (GMT)
  • Big PolyChromatic Dragon (10000 of each alignment) 40 damage. Found on Dragon Island. Drops rainbow wands. Like a normal polychromatic dragon, but bigger.
  • Blind Tube Mare (3000) Found in collapsing guild tubes. The tubes can be traversed with heavy boots. Incen 02:42, 8 December 2008 (GMT)
Wheres Ted Maul when you need him! The Day Today --Bel3338 06:38, 26 May 2009 (BST)
  • Booze Hound (200) Found at Ignatz's Retreat. Dog slobber makes you drunk. Dropped 2 empty bottles once slain with Golden Gun. Youevolve 17:22, 18 March 2006 (GMT)
  • Busker (88?) ? Damage Found in subway stations. Attack with a gold piece to lose as many gold as they have hit points but instantly kills them. Some money is recovered from the body... Phw 06:58, 30 July 2008 (BST)
Attacking one with an accordion gave me the message "You attack the Busker. You play soothing music on the Accordion. The Busker seems unaffected by the music." Same message with a triangle. A fiddle gave "You attack the Busker. You play the Fiddle. The Busker doesn't seem impressed." -Greycat 14:13, 10 September 2008 (BST) (Earth aligned)
You should get that message on any monster you attack unless you've done this quest --TheRealKilgore 15:40, 19 September 2008 (BST)
I have done all the Devil Went Down quests and can confirm the Busker was still unaffected by the music. They seem to be immune to being soothed. -- Rhapsodie 04:56, 29 December 2008 (GMT)


  • Cat (100) 3(?)-9 damage. Attack it with something small (Fists, Spatula, other things that do less than 10 damage). When you try to attack it with a big weapon (i.e. one that does 10 damage or more, counting the alignment bonus), it 'runs and hides' before you can damage it. It then turns into an un-attackable 'Scaredy Cat' for a short while. Getting hit by one of your pets also scares it off, even if the damage it deals is less than 10. After it reverts back to a Cat, you can try to attack it again. Found in the interior jungles, the Oz interior, the Frozen North, and on the Isle of Fright. Poke of Death is handy, because you get multiple attacks, all under 10 points of damage each.
  • Chicken (10) 1 damage, 1 attack. Clucks, drops feathers.
Feed with Sheaf of Wheat and they will drop an Egg.
I attacked a cow with an Empty Jar and got a Jar of Gas. --Lorddalamus 18:00, 10 May 2006 (BST)
Rarely can be a "Cash Cow," which drops 20000 gold.
Sometimes appears as a Kitten. -Scrumbucket 22:34, 3 March 2007 (GMT)
Kittens are also milkable, and one hit with a weapon returns them to appearing as cows. --Gabor Kiss 02:20, 20 March 2007 (GMT)
  • Cute Seal (20) 1 damage (it burns!). Not all weapons are effective! Clubs work. If you are bereft of clubs, a vorpal blade works, too.
(Kingdom of Loathing - Seal clubber? Emmanovi 17:23, 8 Feb 2006 (GMT))
Baby Seal Clubbing For Fun and Profit?
You should be able to get seal pelts, and make cold weather clothes from them...
Killing them sometimes reduces your Kudos.
They seem to attack you in the turn you kill them. I guess that's the way they take Kudos from you. -- 21:30, 25 June 2006 (BST)
I just killed 5 in a row, and I think as long as you have more than 4 kills recorded, you'll lose kudos for every seal over the 4th one you kill. -- Corellis 13:07, 11 April 2007 (GMT)
Sounds like you've been unlucky. I've got considerably more than 4 kills, and it seems to be random for me. -Scrumbucket 14:37, 11 April 2007 (BST)


  • Downer (500) 10 Damage. Sometimes replaces items with 'lesser' items (e.g. wand -> piece of wood, D12 -> D10, Dragon Stone -> stone). Will affect inventory items, not simply what it is struck by. See Downer Experiment for a working list of item demotions.


  • Einherjar (129-381 or so HP) Random alignment, including ice. Only hostile if you wield a weapon. None of them are actually called Einherjars; they're named randomly, and may be called Ingolfr, Jatmundr, Fridjolf, Thorkell, Stigandr, Ogmundr, Guthmundr, Fridjolf, Brandulfr, Eirikr, Herleif, Brandr, and similar (there are many more!). Usually carries an alignment talisman, around 100-130 gold, and another knick-knack or two roughly on par with the talisman.
  • Emissary (250) Seemingly impossible to hurt (though alignable). Whispers messages rather than attacking. Comes in two flavours, vanilla and insane. See Events/Emissary and Emissary Messages.
  • Evil <player name> Created during the Pandora's Socks quest and rumours of some in tunnels. They are evil versions of you and can be any alignment. (TBC!)


  • Fenris Wolf (800) 15 damage. Glass swords and aligning works fine.
  • Field Mouse (10) 0 Damage
Oddly enough it is found between fields (planted or not). Dropped nothing.
  • Flying Spaghetti Monster (1000) 10 damage. Seems impervious to damage. Even forks.
Hit it with a Loaf of Bread for 100 damage, or a Slice of Bread for 10. The bread is consumed in the attack, so make sure you have enough on hand to kill it. Ravensdance 14:47, 6 April 2007 (BST)
Can be aligned. Opposite-aligned FSMs don't take double damage, equal-aligned FSMs will let you pass. Flt 10:43, 12 April 2007 (BST)


  • Giant Spider (1000). Two types. First (GiantSpider) can wrap you in webs (which reduce your to-hit by 10% each, but don't block your movement at all. 10AP to break free, gaining a Strand of Silk), paralyse you, and does 10 damage. Drops a Venom Sac. Second type (FriendlySpider) kisses or hugs you and skips away merrily, or shakes your hand, steals your weapon, and skips away.
  • this is what happened to me when I saw 2 giant spiders in adjacent map squares - this is the message after I killed the second one right after the first..
You attack the Giant Spider.
You lose 1351 Gold Pieces.
You cause 1000 points of damage, and receive 0 experience.
You slay the Giant Spider.
You gain a Cruel Blade.
You feel like you've been bad.

YFM so what have I done that is so bad?

-3 Kudos for killing a Friendly Spider Ream 12:54, 7 April 2009 (BST)

I attacked one with a pokey stick and something strange happened.

You attack the Giant Spider.
You cause 2 points of damage, and receive 0 experience.
The Giant Spider gets angry.
The Giant Spider shakes your hand.
"Wow! I really like your Pokey Stick!"
The Giant Spider skips away merrily.
You feel confused.

Whats up with that?

Giant Intelligent Friendly Talking Spiders anyone? See what they have to say about bugs or flys. 17:19, 9 April 2006 (BST)

It looks like you lose a few (5? 10? I wasn't paying enough attention, but I'm at -1AP now) AP from being confused, and it can take a few attacks before the Friendly Spider confuses you (probably due to missing). (I got the "Would you like a fly?" comment from the spider.) PotatoEngineer 01:49, 27 April 2006 (BST)

  • Goat (20) 3 damage. Gives goats milk if attacked with a bucket.

Drops an Ooh, Goat Horns and a gruff. Attack with a pair of scissors to get Goats Hair

  • Golem (variable) Created from Magic Mud, available from wizards. Similar to Gladiators insofar as the creator chooses the golem's name, HP, and damage. Alignment is that of its creator.
  • Gladiator Name, HP, number of attacks, and damage chosen by creator. Found only in the Arena, where they are created with blood. Provides Gladiator Points to its creator and (depending on attacks and damage) aligned weapons to its slayer.


  • Heavenly Dragon (24) 10 damage, number of attacks is believed to be 1+(number of damage it has taken). (Note: Since you attack before it does, it will get an extra attack if you damage it.) Has 1HP for each horoscope sign. If you don't know your horoscope sign, you get the message
You have no idea how to damage it.

If you do know your sign, you can take out one of its HP (only). Thus, this requires the cooperation of players of all 24 horoscopes to kill, and by the end it's dealing a lot of damage (since it gets an extra attack each time it's damaged). Players who can see monster hit points through an intrinsic ability or with an item can check the horoscope signs (and HP) the dragon has left. Beware!

  • Hippy (9-26 ?) 1 damage. Found hanging around the festival.
  • Hydra (10000 initially) 1 attack per head, 10 damage per attack. Starts with one head and grows more as you cut them off, gaining approximately 10000hp each time it regenerates--Fire weapons don't appear to do anything special to prevent regeneration. This makes them very difficult to kill if you don't use something like a Glass Sword right away. Found on Monster Island and Cigar Island.
How can you tell how many heads it has? Also, the only hydras I've seen have had 10000hp --smudgepuss 00:52, 6 December 2006 (GMT)
If I remember rightly, it said "(n Heads)" after its name. Perhaps Hydras have been changed. I'll have a look next time I'm down there. - Isambard 02:30, 6 December 2006 (GMT)
They start off with one head. If it has more than one head, it will say so (like the Pheonix generations). I've updated the description above based on their recent behavior and removed outdated comments. --Dragon 03:33, 6 December 2006 (GMT)

Oh, wow. I attacked it with a Midas Wand, and it said the normal, "The Hydra starts to gold but the change doesn't take", but then it counted it as killing one head! I did this again, then used one of my 10 Head's of the Gorgan on it, and I got this:

You attack the 3 headed Hydra.
You show the head to the 3 headed Hydra. It is turned to stone.
You slay the 3 headed Hydra.
You gain 3679 Bits of Gold.
You gain 25015 Gold Pieces.

A great way to make money! -Cameron

The Midas Wand doesn't help you make money. With its high break rate, it's basically always a loss in terms of raw cash. (It also makes monsters who survive it hit harder--something you don't want with a many-headed Hydra.) --Dragon 18:26, 8 February 2007 (GMT)
I just attacked one with a Vorpal Blade. When it Snicker Snacked, the Hydra did not gain or lose any life and gained another head. Also, I got 1,000 gold. Note: you can still cut off Heads without going Snicker Snack, and it will gain life. Azuaron 21:55, 13 March 2007 (GMT)
Appears to regrow heads each time you do at least 100 damage. (96 damage didn't cause regeneration, but 128 did.) This means a bow is safe in any hands, but a Sgt. Duke using a phaser against a weakly-aligned Hydra can cause it to grow up to 10 more heads in one round. The same applies for your pets. Goldfish, ferrets, livestock and kittins are safe to use, but the mighty Troll just makes things worse.
  • If both you and you pets do more than 100 damage, it will grow one head per hit--Solune 20:20, 1 January 2009 (GMT)
As an aside, I recommend other researchers perform their experiments before reaching the 40 head mark. -Scrumbucket 08:53, 13 October 2007 (BST)

Light wands do not work on Hydra. --Ade 16:22, 4 November 2007 (GMT)

Meaning they do no damage, grow no heads, or what? PotatoEngineer 22:59, 4 November 2007 (GMT)
Hyrdas have been nerfed. They now drop only about a tenth of the money they did before. wfpsy 20:30, 5 January 2008
I don't know if this is post nerf or not, but the amount of HP gained at head re-growth seems to be 1/10th the amount of HP it has. Not sure if this is before the slice, in medias slice, or after the cut. Anyhow, you'll want to keep your hydra headcount growing, but low on HP.density 14:26, 12 May 2008 (BST)

You can cause heads to grow when doing less than 100 damage in a single hit -- it's just less common. --Greycat 03:07, 26 May 2013 (BST)

You attack the 3 headed Hydra.
You chop off a head... but two more grow in its place!
You cause 80 points of damage, and receive 1600 experience.
The 4 headed Hydra attacks 4 times.

Likewise, doing over 100 damage does not always cause a head to grow.

You attack the 6 headed Hydra.
You cause 144 points of damage, and receive 4320 experience.
The 6 headed Hydra attacks 6 times.


  • Illusion (variable) 0 damage. Can have any name or alignment. Dispelled in one hit, regardless of HP. Created with Wands of Illusion and Convincing Illusion.



  • Killer Queen (100) 20 Damage. Impervious to weaponry? Sings a line from the Queen song Killer Queen when it attacks. Say or shout the next line for 5 damage or sing it for 20 damage. Won't counterattack as long as you don't mess up any lines.
If you get three lines wrong (in a row?), it changes to a different part of the song. Or maybe the lyrics I'm using just have more errors than I thought. --Naimoigiant 00:58, 8 October 2008 (BST)

Apparently the Killer Queen drops no items when killed by saying or shouting the lyrics or perhaps I was unlucky. I do not have the ability to sing at the moment. - OmertaLanois 1 Nov 2008 17:31pm EST.

You probably were just unlucky; I have killed several by saying or singing the lines and each gave at least one thing. --Plopfill 16:47, 9 September 2014 (BST)
  • Kitten (20) 2 Damage. Attack it with a Bucket to get a Pint of Milk. Why?
Because it's actually a Cow. -Scrumbucket 22:34, 3 March 2007 (GMT)
  • Knights who say Ni (100) 5 Damage. They let you pass when you reach 17000 experience. Just don't say 'it' again. DON'T KILL THEM! Please report all sightings for people who haven't managed to tick them off in the Spotter's Guide yet.
Kill them at will. Anyone who can't find a Knights who say Ni just isn't looking hard enough. They're all over the interior. Azuaron 17:53, 20 May 2007 (BST)
Before saying 'it', make sure there are no parrots around you - or they will steal your kill. --Predicador 09:42, 30 May 2010 (BST)
In this case, the parrot actually gets the loot, which you can then get from them.... --Dragon 11:44, 30 May 2010 (BST)
Saying "it" does 50 damage... but I only got 20XP for it?
While clocking an adjacent critter with a Reznor Blade, the accompanying song was also doing 50 pts of damage to a neighboring Knights of Ni. I wasn't even swinging South and managed to slay the Knights, got the experience, and the loot. And promptly returned to bitch-slapping my quarry in the West. Defect or Enhancement??? --Tiltowait 14:09, 8 September 2006 (BST)
Confirmed this works sometimes; maybe only if the lyrics contain "it". Jokes follow below: SamSwashbuck 11:31, 13 April 2009 (EDT)
A bug: what the user sees.
A feature: how the engineer justifies it.
An enhancement: how marketing pitches it. PotatoEngineer 22:35, 8 September 2006 (BST)
An interesting emergent behaviour of a complex system: How the academic thinks of it. Darksatanic 22:43, 8 September 2006 (BST)
Incorrect (and irreproducable) user behaviour: how the Tech Support Rep gets the user off his phone. Sertularian 23:08, 8 September 2006 (BST)


  • Leprechaun (20) 2 damage, and steals gold. Carries ~1500-2000 gold most of the time.
Actual spelling is randomised constantly, so don't complain about typos :)
Seems to give quite a lot of gold as well, I got several thousand. Maybe it had just nicked it off people already? Ulf
It gives back the gold that it stole from you and others. jeffh
  • Llama (28-80) 1-7 Damage
Just found one with 94HP - up to 100? --Zacharias 13:31, 25 September 2008 (BST)
I guess I could point out that the more humps on the llama, the more treasure inside! Look for the 7 humped llama.density 19:17, 3 April 2009 (BST)


  • Mirror Monster (1000) 10 damage. Found on Islands across the ocean (chiefly on Monster_Island -- technically a peninsula -- and Cigar_Island). Its name is a mirror reflection of yours. May carry a mirror. Flips you around like you're looking in a mirror when it hits you. Use an elemental wand for interesting, if predictable in retrospect, result. Note: it may still hit you. The results are permanent and you holding a Mirror yourself has no effect.
  • Mosquito (5) (no longer available in game)
  • Mountain Goat (20) 3 damage. Gives goat's milk if hit with a bucket. Found in the frozen north. Phw
  • Monochromatic Dragon (Two parts, 1000HP of each goth and neutral alignment) Spawns on Dragon Island. Otherwise similar to polychromatic dragons. Hbookbinder 11:15, 21 December 2008 (GMT)
  • Mud Man (500) 4 damage.

Found in swamps (in the Interior, as well as the Fire Swamp). When killed, always gives 10 units of sand, 10 pieces of wood, 10 muds, 5 stones, and a piece of ancient wood and sometimes other various items. Muds can be enchanted.

  • Mutated PolyChromatic Dragon (Four parts, 1000HP of each alignment) Spawned by opening a Rusty Can of Wyrms.
To be precise, the four alignments that it is made up of are shrimp, ice, spirit, & sewage. As with the regular polychromatic dragon, it seems that you need to be one of those alignments in order to hurt it. I wish I'd known that before.... --Naimoigiant 21:47, 17 October 2008 (BST)


  • Nightmare Dragon (???) ? Damage

The final monster of The Gauntlet.

Please do not give away any details on this monster - it's part of the gauntlet challenge and should be an unknown element for any player. Use your initiative!
"Giving notes about how quests work, prizes and locations etc. is fine. The game assumes that players freely share information."
(Quoting the summary for the above edit: "Why not?") -- It's an exception, and a long-standing convention that the Nightmare Dragon should be an unknown quantity for everyone. There are precious few mysteries in this game that last for more than a week or two. Why not let this be one of them? Darksatanic 09:46, 24 March 2006 (GMT)
Alright then.
We can say though that players should be careful when attacking the nightmare dragon as it is very very scary. 01:46, 7 April 2006 (BST)


What's a n0rx?

N0rx are slang for breasts. Hence small, perky and big. I'm hoping there's a giant Phwoar at some point.
  • big n0rx (250) apparently random damage, up to at least 34
  • perky n0rx (80) 1 - 21 Damage?
  • small n0rx (6) 0-9 Damage
The randomness of their damage from turn to turn seems to cause a randomness in their XP multiplier as well. Against a small n0rx:
  • You cause 4 points of damage, and receive 36 experience.
  • You cause 2 points of damage, and receive 10 experience.
--Greycat 14:00, 21 April 2013 (BST)
It is apparently recalculated each time, being independent of the amount of damage it causes. (You attack the big n0rx. You cause 90 points of damage, and receive 1440 experience. The big n0rx causes 9 points of damage. You attack the big n0rx. You cause 90 points of damage, and receive 2340 experience. The big n0rx causes 6 points of damage.) --Plopfill 12:41, 27 July 2013 (BST)


  • Omar the Troll (100) 4 Damage
The Omar the Troll says 'Vengabeans are Zombie Spies'
Admin note: Even *I* don't get this joke, it was a request from a mate via SMS.
Omar is a well noted troll across many comic book message boards for years if not decades now. One of these boards pointed a whole load of players to here and to Urban Dead at the same time. Omar noticed this and went onto Urban Dead with the express intention of hunting down these characters going as far as to make several alts called playerXmustdie and claiming the Clan are Zombie Spies which gets you put on lots of kills lists. I'm surprised Mr P. did not go into more detail! Douro


  • Pigeon (3) 0 Damage. Attack with a Bird Cage to create a Pigeon (In a cage), which can be used to SMS 'King Elseware. Found in the North Cote in the Royal Palace.
  • PolyChromatic Dragon (Four parts, 1000HP of each alignment) Each alignment has 1 attack of 10 damage (doubled as usual for your weak alignment). Each part can only be hurt by a player of that alignment. Also, aligning him to your weaker alignment has no effect.



  • Rabbit (6) Two types: normal, 1 damage; having nasty sharp teeth, 20 damage per hit :<
After completing Animal Sanctuary you learn to tell them apart. Random4518 18:59, 24 April 2007 (BST)
  • Rat (10) 1 damage
  • Road Runner (10)
Appears on Road Terrains. Can only be killed by wielding a Devilishly Clever Trap. Killing it yields an Anvil which is a very useful item for all hard-working smiths with ambitions.
  • R.O.U.S. (200) 4 Damage, 1 Attack.
"Rodent of Unusual Size." Watch this movie (and read the book)--it's good. --Dragon 22:17, 10 June 2006 (BST)
is fireswamp a normal terrain ? or does it only occour someplace specific? --Rembrandt 23:08, 27 August 2007 (BST)
North of the Rurals, to the west of the Great Plain.


  • Sheep (10)
If you hit it with a pair of scissors you get a piece of Fleece, one per successful hit. But you still do the damage
Drops a Piece of Mutton on death. Hit it with a bucket for a pint of sheep milk.
  • Shrieking Harpy (3000) 10 Damage, 1 Attack.
Spawns around Bowling Alleys and drops Death Wands.
  • Sir Tim (1000) 10 Damage, found between water and fire cities. Gives a hyper-link.
  • Slime / Evil Ooze (30-2553) 3-25 damage, Created during the Pandora's Socks quest. You cannot kill your own slime (Friendly Slime). Slimes fill 12 free squares around you, each one you defeat makes the others stronger. 3 spawn for each alignment. 1 attack
  • Snake (ca 50-1100).
Found in abundance on the great plain beneath the frozen north. Hp varies greatly, as does the damage they do. There are 9 types of snakes, they appear on the map under their own names but are all "snake" on the monster-bashing league tables. I have recently gained the ability to decifer what kind of snake is what. I think it has to do with how many you have killed.
You gain the ability to see what type a snake is once you've killed one of each type. Andrewsi 13:29, 8 January 2007 (GMT)
Not true. Darksatanic 18:50, 8 January 2007 (GMT)
Oh. I'd killed 8 different types of Snake according to my info page, and when I finally found a King Cobra, all the names changed.... Is it just the number you've killed, then? Andrewsi 09:45, 9 January 2007 (GMT)
Same here, I gained the ability as soon as I killed at least one Snake of each type. It could've been coincidence thou, maybe one simply needs to slay 75 Snakes. --Bubba_the_Shy 19:12, 16 March 2007 (GMT)
More than 75, I've killed 125 and still can't tell. Looking at my and Andrewsi's info, the number's somewhere between 125 and 192 --smudgepuss 13:39, 21 April 2007 (BST)
I've just killed snake number 151, and can now identify the snakes --smudgepuss 19:46, 22 April 2007 (BST)
I just killed #150, and can now identify snakes. I think it's 150 snakes, not 151. PotatoEngineer 02:37, 23 April 2007 (BST)
The snakes_killed stat in the info.xml needs to be 150 or more; some snakes advance it more than one per kill. --BlaisedeC 17:49, 24 April 2007 (BST)
My hypothesis is that you gain 1 snake research point per snake skin dropped. --naath 11:09, 6 September 2007 (BST)
I was able to identify them on my 50th snake skin drop. I don't know how many I'd killed because there was a big gap between the first spree and the second and my monster table for snakes had reset to 0. Rhapsodie 06:51, 5 December 2007 (GMT)
I was able to identify them when I had 50 snake skins in my inventory having previously made a warrior's totem (with 100 snake skins) and having never bought, sold, had stolen from me or otherwise gained or lost any snake skins other than by killing snakes--naath 10:59, 6 December 2007 (GMT)
I has 52 snake skins in my inventory, never made a warrior totem, my kills currently shows 9 snakes. i cannot aparently identify them. AmishRobots 09:57, 17 December 2009 (GMT)
Can drop snake skins
Are the snakes ever aligned? Or did someone just cruise through the plain flashing all their wands at random? Azuaron 05:24, 28 March 2007 (BST)
Snakes start out neutral. Often, people align them to their friendly alignment when heading north because they don't want to be bothered with killing them. -- Thog 13:25, 28 March 2007 (BST)
Types of snakes (Ordered as shown in Tarot Deck):
King Cobra [1] (219-252?) 3 damage, sometimes poisons you. If you are already poisoned "you are poisoned even more".
Slow worm [2] (61-88?) 0 damage
Python [3] (203-396?) 1-6 attacks, 5 damage each, "it is crushing you!". Drops 0-2 bones.
Garter Snake [4] (50-199?) 0 damage. drops snake skins
Giant Boa [5] (569-1211?) 1-3 attacks, 10 damage each, "it is crushing you!". Drops 0-10(?) bones.
Coral Snake [6] (104-186?) 2 damage, sometimes poisons you. If you are already poisoned "you are poisoned even more". Drops a venom sac.
Cobra [7] (105-196?) 2 attacks, 2 damage each + poison.
Boa [8] (316-599?) 1-6 attacks, 5 damage each, "it is crushing you!". Drops 0-10(?) bones.
Rattlesnake [9] (100-196?) 1 damage, sometimes poisons you. If you are already poisoned "you are poisoned even more". Drops a rattle.
If you are poisoned while hunting snakes (or anything else), if you add your name to the Cure Poison quest talk page someone might be glad to come and heal you to get credit for the cure. Generally, curers will only be interested if you have 1 or 2 poison levels, because they only get credit for a complete cure, so use antidote yourself down to poison level 2 first.
Can also appear as part of a swarm, in which case it's just "snake", and will appear on the leagues as a swarm.
Can also be found on the Astral Plane, where they are known as Astral Snakes. All other characteristics remain the same as plain snakes.Schnorrer 10:52, 15 July 2007 (BST)
If you can identify snakes, then they show up as "Astral Boa", "Astral Cobra", etc...
  • Snark (100) Now where did I put my Snark Sack? Does 20 damage per round, so be careful.
The Snark vanishes when someone catches it, and reappears somewhere else. The other (semi-)unique monsters also do this: The Giant, Omar the Troll, the Emissaries, the Undead Dragon.
  • number Soldier Ants (number) 1 damage. Listed as "Ants" on the kill list. Drops nothing. Good fodder for Sacrificial Swords, though.
  • Stinker (1) 20 damage. Always hostile, even if realigned. No known way to kill them--they cannot take damage, Gorgan Head doesn't kill them, Vorpal Blade didn't snicker-snack on one in 30+ attempts. They are, however, frightened by loud noises...
I would go for some kind of perfume, but that's probably too obvious--Solune 22:34, 15 February 2007 (GMT)
Ooh! I found a Masher, and when I hit something with it it went BANG! Maybe that would work? It also broke when it went BANG! so I can't try it on a Stinker. But next time that someone comes across one, give it a go. :-) -Stelio 22:48, 26 April 2007 (BST)
No joy with a masher. Nuru nuru 18:08, 16 May 2007 (JST)
  • Stoner (7-26 ?) 2 damage. Found hanging around the festival. He looks like he's lost something...
Attack them with a skin (sheet of paper) or with a Box of Matches for an interesting result.
The fact that attacking him with a sheet of paper kills it instantaneously would lead us to include it in the Paper, Scissors, Stone kind of creature, but for this other fact that it won't smash scissors.--LordAsriel 17:44, 19 June 2006 (BST)


  • ThunderchildHOLY CRAP THIS THING HAS 1000000 HP. its in the water so i cant attack it(no boat) i am currently at brighthelm. but omg that is crazy. it would take like 50 different people to be able to kill it.Akash 01:14, 11 March 2006 (GMT)
All you need is a heat ray to melt its valiant heart, and fare well.
Oh dear god. The Thunderchild. *sighs* Brilliant, I must admit, but I doubt many will get the joke.
Oooooooooh-laaaaaaaaa! Mick Sterbs 12:04, 12 April 2006 (GMT)
Maybe we need some three-legged siege weapons?
Oh, and you can't attack it but mabye it's some forshadowing... to The space elevator! --Duke Slith MD 22:17, 12 April 2006 (BST)
Well, since it's not on the tarot deck, one would assume someone is having some fun at our expense with an illusion. I have seen it though, in the water just west of the Brighthelm dock. Syagrius 15:36, 19 April 2006 (BST)
It is on the Tarot Deck. - Isambard 23:46, 27 April 2006 (BST)
You can attack Illusiosns right? Well I can't attack it, even with a wand of anger --Duke Slith MD 00:11, 23 April 2006 (BST)



  • Vindaloo monster (20) 25 Damage, unaffected by alignment and all weapons. Attack with a Can of Lager, which is consumed with a successful attack and does 20 damage. Can drop Trays of Curry, and Cloves of Garlic.


  • Wolf (6 to 14) 1 or 2 damage, which doesn't seem to be tied to HP.
A wolf with odd HP and damage may be a werewolf.
  • 'Ware Wolf - comes in two types depending (it seems) on the time of day: Soft and Hard Wolves:
  • Soft Wolf - seems to have the same stats as a normal Wolf. (HP 6-12, 2 damage.) Encountered during the day.
  • Hard Wolf - had 14 health but did 20 damage, not 2. Encountered at night.
Hard Wolf did 10 damage to me, and died when I hit it for 6 damage, at 05:05 game time.




This could be very handy...looking for an Ice Station before your toes fall off? Tarot a Zebra. Billz8 23:39, 18 February 2006 (GMT)
Wondering why Zebras cluster around Ice Stations? Click here! -- Sertularian 12:19, 1 May 2006 (BST)


A long time ago, a witch cursed the lands with numerous swarms of pests. The 'king has a standing bounty on swarms so killing the last of a swarm gets you a good bit of cash. (anyone still have the original message about the witch curse?) They all have 30 health and do 3 damage.

  • Blaine
  • Cricket
  • Film Critic
  • Flying Ant
  • Frog
  • Locust
  • Snake
  • Termite
  • Turtle
  • Wasp
You've defeated the last of this swarm!
You gain 5500 Gold Pieces.
You've defeated the last of this swarm!
You gain 2500 Gold Pieces.

A swarm consists of multiple monsters of the same kind in the same general area, and you don't get the gold unless you kill the last one.

Monsters that are in Tarot but not referenced above

  • Iron Hen
  • Puffins
  • Saturday Knight
  • Virus

Appears wearing a Crown, aka Corona Virus. Damage appears to fall randomly within a range related to some as yet undetermined aspect of the character attacking it. Possibly damage is related to player's own hit points? Can deal damage at least as high as 17526. experienced apparently incurable poisoning; some show no symptoms at all... As of yet, there is no known way to damage or kill it. Wearing a face mask of your alignment will allow you to pass, as will aligning the virus to your alignment (though that's hazardous).

I think the alignment of the face mask doesn't matter (unless maybe the virus has been aligned?). --BlaisedeC 04:45, 5 July 2020 (BST)

I took damage equal to 1/3 of my remaining HP (not 1/3 of my max); no other effect announced. parking_god 02:52, 5 July 2020 (BST)

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