The High Mountain Village is a town located deep within the mountains in the south-east corner of the Drakalor Chain. It can only be found by traveling through the Unremarkable Dungeon.

Main FeaturesEdit

Symbol Name Notes
# Secret passage Searching will reveal the hidden passage.
@ Malicious Doctor Will sell chaotics a flesh golem
@ Leggot Shopkeeper who is less crafty than Waldenbrook
@ Hawkslayer Burly adventurer who will join you as a companion
@ Gaab'Baay Old crone who assigns quests critical for an ultra ending
@ Oracle Never moves, reveals Ordinary Chaos God ending, and has a tasty corpse
t Farmer Commonly generated but not guaranteed in a random location
O Ogre Guardian Guards the jail, never moves
r Ratling Guardian Guards the village, never moves
? Scrolls One cursed scroll of chaos resistance and a "strange message"
! Potion Potion of ultra healing

The town has several features - the only jail in ADOM, one of five guaranteed shops in the game, and the strange message, which is the biggest clue in the game as to the location of the legendary scroll of omnipotence. Also guaranteed are:

  • Cursed scroll of corruption removal (same location as strange message—the room with no access in middle top)
  • A potion of ultra healing can be found in a small hidden room on the western side of town. The room also contains a stairway which, when used, will make a shortcut to the HMV, bypassing the need to go through the Small Cave again to get there.


The Oracle

See main article: The Oracle.

The Oracle can be found on a small island in the center of the village. She will give advice on how to become a chaos god to any player with the Sceptre of Chaos, Medal of Chaos and Crown of Chaos.


See main article: Leggot.

Leggot owns a miscellaneous items shop in the HMV. He tends to be either a gnome, dwarf, human, or (occasionally) troll.


See main article: Gaab'Baay.

Gaab'Baay the Old Crone is a colorful character found in a hidden room on the eastern side of the HMV. She will reward the player with the Medal of Chaos if you do five quests for her. See this page for details of the quests and strategies for doing them.


See main article: Hawkslayer.

Hawkslayer is a Burly Adventurer that will become your companion if certain conditions are met, namely being a certain level/alignment, and knowing the code-word "Iceberg".

Malicious Doctor

See main article: Malicious Doctor.

The Malicious Doctor will sell any Chaotic or Neutral players a flesh golem slave in return for 25,000gp. If a Lawful player talks to him, he will simply "eye you with suspicion" and tell you that his office is closed.

Flavor elements

A variety of sometimes hostile, sometimes peaceful monsters can be found wandering the outskirts of the town. They are usually not too worrying for a player that has come this far, although, occasionally, dangerous high-level monsters can be generated.

Guarding the entrance to the HMV are the only two ratling guardians to naturally occur in the game. They are of no specific importance.

There is an ogre guardian looking after a small jail filled with different monsters. This is the only ogre guardian in the game.

Random folk sometimes includes ratling traders.

Stone giants—or even stone giant lords—are sometimes present. These are often non-hostile; although a hostile stone giant lord will be considerably out-of-depth for a PC that started out by descending the Unremarkable Dungeon to face, and in such case would require a lot of caution.


Gaab'Baay has a total of five quests (essential to ultra endings) available to the player provided they have satisfied the demented ratling and are of chaotic alignment. There are no other quests started in the HMV, and no other quests require you to go to the HMV.