Heart of Ancardia ( ' )
Item Type Amulet
Artifact? Yes
Weight 3s
Danger Level N/A
Material Nonmetallic

The heart of Ancardia is an artifact amulet found at the bottom of the volcano. It grants +7 Dexterity, the good luck and Fate smiles intrinsics, immunity to fire, and resistance to poison. It appears as a ruby necklace when unidentified.

It can be used or zapped to summon a Fire elemental companion at the cost of 1 Mana plus 1 Mana per previous activation of the heart. If a Greater fire elemental companion is summoned instead, the activation costs an additional 3 Mana. If the PC does not have sufficient Mana to summon a companion, activating the heart will not do anything.


It is a step up from the Ankh, but it will usually be less useful than the rewards from the Rolf quest that are forfeited by gaining access to the volcano.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Found on the ground on the 16th level of the volcano. It is sometimes difficult to find because it can lie in lava. When you just entered level 16, you need to use Scroll of item detection or Scroll of the finder, then you will immediately determine it on the map. If you have already explored level 16, it will be difficult to determine the red point on the map.

Greater Identify information[]

------------------------ blessed heart of Ancardia {Dx+7}----------------------

It is an artifact.

When used in melee combat it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d3 points of damage.
When used as a missile it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d3 points of damage.

It modifies your dexterity attribute by +7.
It on average recharges in 0-8 turns (depending on other factors).
It grants resistance to poison.
It grants luck.
It makes Fate smile upon you.
It grants immunity to fire.