Dark sage
126126 f
Location Random
Monster type Humanoid
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance Low
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL Unknown

Dark sages appear fairly early in the game, and can inflict damaging energy blasts at range. As these blasts are non-elemental, they will bypass any elemental resistances and deal full damage. Dark sages are particularly dangerous to low-level PCs, and even more so if generated at a high experience level in the Small Cave.

Although their corpse may benefit any PC when eaten, it will be of particular interest to illiterate PCs.

Interestingly, peaceful dark sages will inquire about the Sinister Library of Niltrias if chatted with.

Special abilities[]

  • Casts energy blast
  • Occasionally shrugs off bolts and other resistible magic

Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 19, PV: 0, Hits: 15, Attacks: 1, Damage: 1-10. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Eating a dark sage corpse grants Literacy if the PC doesn't have it; cursed corpses decrease the PC's knowledge in the skill. It might also increase the PC's Mana and/or power points regeneration rate.

Monster memory[]

An old scholar in long dark robes strides toward you. He possesses knowledge of things beyond the comprehension of any normal man, and his mind has obviously been corrupted by this very knowledge. This contact with chaotic forces has also given the sage dark magical powers, and a strong lust for power.